Board of Directors

Hemangi Joshi, Mumbai

Hemangi is one of the two active Directors of Unnati. In last 16 years Hemangi Joshi has dedicatedly worked in the areas of Education, Child Rights, child psychology and paediatric HIV / AIDS through reputed local ...Read More

Shabir Ahmad Baba, Kashmir

Shabir is the other Director of Unnati. Shabir has almost 12 years of experience working mainly in the area of children and women empowerment. In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, ...Read More

Mohan Surve, Mumbai

Mohan Surve is CEO of Vikas Sahyog Pratishthan, Secretary to YUVA (Youth for unity and Voluntary Action), Governing Board Member of Yuva Rural Association, Chairman of Samruddhi Credit Society, Director ...Read More

Shalaka Deshmukh, Mumbai

Shalaka works as an honorary consultant and provides academic guidance to the programme. She is an assist. Secretary at Shikshan Mandal, Goregaon and Head of the centre of P.B.Samant Shikshan ...Read More

Members and Advisors

Vidyadhar Shukla

Dy. Director (Retd.), Dept. of Education

Started career as Science teacher and later on joined Department of education through MPSC. One of the coordinators of Primary Education Curriculum 1988, 2012 and competency based curriculum 1995 .Involved in drafting GR on CCE aligned to RTE, also coordinated state-wide training of primary teachers for 10 years, involved in development of training materials and also as a trainer. He authored two titles for DEd course, some writing in fine literature forms. Vidyadhar worked with UNICEF for couple of years after retirement and presently providing consultancy for Mulyavardhan, the value education program in ShantilalMuttha Foundation. Mulyavardhan is being implemented in all local body managed primary schools in the state.

Prajakta Khare

Currently working as Associate Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan Ph.D. Economics (University of Mumbai)

Teaching undergraduate students for the last 8 years. Researching about social enterprises in India, the role of social capital and social networks.

Shrikrishna Kakade

Professor at Shankarlal Khandelwal Akola of St. Gadgebaba Amravati University

He has completed project with University Grants Commission, New Delhi and writes in Marathi, Hindi and English. Two of his books has been published and he has presented his research study in many national and international conferences. He takes interest in learning about indigenous and nomadic tribes education, literature, folk culture and language in new age.

Shaikh Jameer

By nature, Jameer is a Social worker. He is an associate of Unnati ISEC since its foundation and worked hard for laying pillars of the organization in Akola district. He works as Grampanchyat attendant at village Adgaon Bk., Telhara block of Akola district. He has implemented the watershed programme at AdgaonBk in SatyamevJayate Water Cup Competition of Paani Foundation organization in 2019 and won the first prize for his village in Telhara block. He also works as a "Jalrakshak" for Adgaon Bk.

Sumitra Ashtikar

Child Rights Consultant. Ex - Child Welfare Committee Member, Thane district.

She has worked as an Executive Director with Meljol, unique organization working for child social and financial education, for over 10 years. She has initiated Meljol activities in the rural areas of Maharashtra state and gradually she could replicate Meljolprogramme into 10 state of India. She has represented Meljol in various National and International conferences and has presented papers on "Child Rights and Child Participation" in esteem gatherings. She processes excellent ability to motivate people and especially children with her excellent training skills, creative and inspirational writing skills and her commitment to the cause of Child Rights and Child Protection.

Mayur Ankolekar

A practitioner with over two decades of extensive experience in financial management, systems development, investments, pensions, distribution alliances, taxation, corporate and allied laws and risks.Mayur is a fellow member of the Institute of Actuaries of India, Institute of Actuaries of the UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.