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SHAMINA SHAFIQ

The organization is headed by Ms. Shamina Shafiq, who has been actively working over three decades now in Sitapur,District, Uttar Pradesh towards socially, economically and politically empowering women including EWRs of Sitapur. Besides, she had been engaged at multiple levels for her work on gender issues. Until recently, she served as Member, National Commission for Women, Government of India. She has a consistent track record of working for the social uplift of women in a variety of settings nationally. She has an in depth knowledge of legislation, procedures and techniques along with both principles as well as applied social work. She has served on various committees to further the agenda of women’s development; she has been a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, BCCC. It is the independent self-regulatory body set up by IBF (Indian Broadcasting Foundation) to examine content related complaints against GECs. It is India’s most credible self-regulatory mechanism for non-news television She  has  also  set up her own school  to help stimulate the cause of quality  school education.

 

Achievements

 

Chaired Expert Committee on “Violence against Women of Minority Communities in India” which focused on women of all six religious minority communities viz. Muslim, Parsees, Buddhists, Christians, Jain, and Sikhs,

 

Initiated a policy consultation on ICT for women, as a way to democratize information, communications and participation of women in the generation of knowledge with a belief that ICT is the most tangible tool to fight gender discrimination; which can help women bootstrap themselves out of discrimination.

 

Organized learning workshop with EWR’s in Sitapur Uttar Pradesh, enabling the Role of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs)at the Local/District Level to Address Gender Based Violence (GBV)

 

On invitation from British High Commission of India visited UK as part of high level delegation of four prominent members of the Indian Muslim Community aimed at deepening co-operation and understanding between the two countries and communities and to enable build understanding on issues of inter-faith and multiculturalism in the UK.

Visited Republic of Korea – Seoul, on Invitation from United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and participated in the

 

event ‘Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development’ organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the UNDESA and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) with collaboration and support of the Government of the Republic of Korea.

 

On Panel Gender Issues – Women in Leadership (Global Forum), Geneva in 2014 Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London – UK…Special Invitee for the event hosted by Sayeeda Warsi, FCO Minister for the UN, International Justice and Human Rights.

Ajay Kanchan

AJAY KANCHAN

A versatile professional with 36 years of experience in active journalism, corporate communication, development sector, the United Nations and the film industry, Ajay Kanchan has worked as Editor with British Information Services, Head of Advocacy and Communication with Oxfam, GB, managed HIV/AIDS communication for UNICEF and UNAIDS. The turning point in his life came when maverick filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt spotted a storyteller in him and encouraged him to go behind the camera. So far Ajay has made over 50 commercial, corporate and documentary films on a range of socio-development and economic issues. His “Innovative Communication Project on HIV/AIDS” involving children from over 200 schools in Delhi, Mumbai and Nagaland ranked one of the three “Most Innovative Communication Projects in the World” by the UN Conference on Children and Media in Rio in 2004, and led to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) honoring him with “Most Innovative Communication Professional” award. Before that, his thrust on disaster preparedness, mitigation and the need for psycho-social interventions in the aftermath of disasters led Indian Medical Association (IMA) honoring him with “Bharat Social Ratna Award”. British science organization CABI also honored Ajay with its Centenary Celebration Award recognizing his work on the issues of food safety and issues relating to agrarian crisis in the country.

 

His very first feature film, Aisa Kyon Hota Hai?, on communal polarization and young people, won Special Jury award at the Italian International Film Festival on Cinema and Religion.

 

Ajay has Master’s degrees in Sociology and Population Studies. Other than working as a freelance filmmaker, Ajay is CEO of Media Today and Director of Delhi based Centre for Advocacy & Communication and Creative Communication Pvt Ltd.

Dr SAIF MAHMOOD

Dr SAIF MAHMOOD

is a New Delhi based literary personality, Urdu poetry, literature and culture enthusiast, commentator, critic, translator and rights activist. An Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, holding a doctorate in Comparative Constitutional Law in South Asia, Saif frequently appears before Superior Courts in India as well as in international and domestic tribunals. He is Secretary General Global Legal and Economic Development Council (GLEDCON) ,Honorary Secretary BRICS Law Association (BRICSLAW) , Secretary General Legal & Economic Development Forum (LEDFOR), Asia Coordinator International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, Milan (ICLARS),Member, Advisory Board Manama Centre for Human Rights, Bahrain and Secretary General Society for Consensual Dispute Resolution (SCDR) He speaks and writes on diverse issues, ranging from law to literature and is associated with a number of academic, legal, professional, and literary organizations around the world. Founder of South Asian Alliance for Literature, Art & Culture (SAALARC), he recalls most of Ghalib, Iqbal, and Faiz by heart. His translations of Urdu works into English have appeared in a number of prestigious publications and his passionate recitations on varied platforms, especially of such progressive poets as Faiz, Majaz, Sahir and Jaun Elia, have enthralled many. He has authored a series of pieces on Urdu poets of Delhi titled “Dilli jo ek sheher tha” on his blog. His column with the same name appeared in First City till the magazine ceased publication. Among others, he currently sits on the Boards of the Taj Colloquium and the Kumaon Literary Festival – two of the most prestigious literary events of India – where he is spearheading various literary projects

Dr SMITA MISHRA

DR SMITA MISHRA

is the Associate Director, Dept of Paediatric cardiology at JAYPEE HOSPITAL, NOIDA, and India. She is also the Chairperson of Cardiology chapter of IAP. Passionate about writing, she is the Editor in Chief of cardioiap.org.  She is a Member of IMA independent ethic Committee and the Executive board member Delhi IAP (Indian Academy of Paediatrics). In the past she has been the Convener of National Consensus Meeting on Rheumatic fever 2007, Faculty of national consensus Meeting in timing of Intervention in CHD2007. Dr Mishra has Co-authored “Drugs in paediatric cardiology” for IAP Drug Formulary 2006. She conceptualized SPANDAN PROGRAM Which was adopted as Atal BAL Hriday Upchar Yojna and is the Secretary of Paysuni Charitable Trust and Heart Foundation.

ZARTAB H JAFRI

ZARTAB JAFRI

is currently the Managing Director & CEO at Maksus Mimer Energy Solutions India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Swedish Energy Developer providing Energy Efficient technologies to Indian market. In this role, he is responsible for Business Development, operations handling, and business alliances and strategy development for the company. Prior to this role, Mr Jafri served as the Head of Operations at Al Nahdha LLC in Oman and also ran his own management consultancy in Dubai. Mr Jafri has got more than 20 years of experience in various fields ranging from Publishing & Distribution, Human Resources, and Management Consultancy & Renewable Energy. His expertise Include Geothermal Heating and Cooling, Human Resources, Publishing & Distribution , Operation, Strategic Development, Business Alliance, Market Analysis and Research.

Rajkumar Prasad

RAJ KUMAR PRASAD

having 14 years of experience of actively working with various stakeholders such as Policy makers, thinkers, Multilateral agencies (World Bank, ADB, UN, ITU, UNITAR etc) and advising them on partnering between Industry, Civil Societies and the Government for the maximum benefit of the society, he is the Founder of India’s first E-COMMERCE magazine 2001 (Registered with RNI) and Commonwealth Centre for e-Governance India. Advisory Board member in Modern Technology and Management Inc. (MTMI) USA, he was nominated for Tech Museum Awards 2003 USA in Education Category. He is on the Editorial Board of Journal of e-Business USA and also the Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Electronic Governance Publish by

 

Inderscience Publishers. He was the Head of Indian Centre of Excellence for Electronic Government (Joint Research centre with St Gallen University Switzerland) and The Commonwealth Centre for Electronic Governance India chapter (E-Government Barometer-One year Research project)

Mohd.Khaleequr Rahman

MHD KHALEEQUR RAHMAN

hails from Hyderabad’s socio political family which participated in the freedom struggle of our country. He is an MBA and pursuing law; he feels the understanding of law is very important especially for those who are working in the social sector.

 

He is always concerned about the well being of the society and works on various important social causes mainly focusing on the youth empowerment and the gender equality. He is an active campaigner against the deadly consequences of Speed and drunken driving. He has administered oath to more than 2, 00,000 youth country wide against Speed driving. He is also working with many social organizations on educational and economical empowerment of youth which includes both boys and girls…today’s boys and girls are tomorrow’s men and women. He believes in inculcating the fading values in our youth for inclusive development.

SUBHA RAJAN TAMPI

SUBHA RAJAN TAMPI

is a social activist passionate about women’s issues, the girl child, wild life environment issues and social injustice. She has been deeply involved with Education especially at University level. Subha was born in Trivandrum Kerala and took her bachelors and masters degree from Kerala University. Later she studied in the American University at Egypt. She taught at the Port S aid College in Cairo, S t. Gregory’s college in Lagos Nigeria and at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt and the University of Monrovia Liberia. She has spend most of her life living with and supporting the down trodden and under privileged all over the world. She worked with the lepers in the only leper town in the world in Liberia and also with the physically and mentally challenged in Africa’s remote villages. Subha and her family became victims of the civil war in Liberia in West Africa and returned to India penniless and helpless. She joined CII Confederation of Indian Industry at New Delhi. She worked in the Trade fair department and has organized the IE TF, The Auto Expo, and several other exhibitions including the mining /railway /S ME exhibition etc. She was part of the Global leadership program and was sent to South Korea for a management course. She started the young business committee in CII and won the CII award for Initiative and Enterprise. She was the first CEO of the OIFC (overseas Indian Facilitation Centre) jointly organized by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs for the Indian Diaspora. She has been a part of the World economic forum and the India economic summit. She has travelled to over 80 countries including several remote villages both in India and abroad. She has met and personally interacted with several heads of states including President Clinton, Benazir Bhutto , Prince Charles ,Yasser Arafat, Putin , Dalai Lama, Mr. Hamid Kharzai, Mr Nelson Mandela, Mr Kofi Anan etc. In India she works with slum and has helped burned girls to get plastic surgery and now counsels foreign inmates in Delhi Jails especially in TIHAR JAIL. She also works for the promotion of the INDIA ABROAD Image thro the made in INDIA Shows. She also has a special corner for the old, homeless and helpless having been homeless and helpless herself. She has won many awards both in India and abroad and has been member of several International delegations The President and Prime Minister of India. She has delivered motivational lectures in various schools and colleges and is on the board of many educational institutions. She has travelled as part of CCF to the most remote village in India. Her awards include the Dadabhai Naroji Millennium Award for the Life Time Achievement, The Human Rights Award, The Bharat Nirman Award, The Pride of India award, The Karamveer Puraskar ,  The Indian Council for the Human Relations award,  The Kerala Kendram Award for promoting Kerala,  The NRI Malayalee women of the year award,  The Golden Candle, ICONGO, JYOTHI AWARD. She was also awarded the ICCC Presidents medal for promoting Indo Canada Trade & Development in Toronto, CANADA. She is also on several boards like Christan Childrens Fund, KINFRA (Kerala government) Travancore Titanium, and was also the member of Censor Board of India, The Baas Education Trust,and The Earth Foundation and is on the Board of the Heidelberg Club in Germany etc.

SEEMA MITTAL

SEEMA MITTAL

a Bachelors in Art from Delhi University, she uses her skills, education and enthusiasm in a mutually beneficial, result-oriented professional She is an expert in converting day today items into crafts, handicrafts and useful items out of daily waste. She has a deep knowledge of ethnic cooking, Cakes and chocolates. She is well versed and an expert in conversing bio-degradable household waste into organic composite and manure. She has an appetite for Gardening and its implication on environment and house. She has also thorough knowledge on small household savings and converting them into daily benefits. She is excellent at motivating, coaching, and counseling children; Exceptional ability to plan, organizes, and co-supervises extracurricular activities. Skilled in the areas of Home Management, Budget & Financial Management ,Ecological Improvements, Compost organic household waste and Multicultural Diversity.

IRSHAD AHMAD

MHD IRSHAD

is social activist and an eminent Lawyer at Supreme Court of India. He holds M.Tech degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from AMU and is also President of AMU Old Boys association of Delhi. Presently he is running a school for underprivileged at Madhubani in Bihar and also looking at the affairs of Muslim Minority Educational Social Scientific Society in Madhubani in the capacity of President.and The Earth Foundation and is on the Board of the Heidelberg Club in Germany etc.