VAAGDHARA Board Members
Mr. Brij Mohan Dixit
Retd. Additional Director (Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Rajasthan) with more than 45 years of experience in the field of agriculture research, extension, administration, rural development, seed industry, project management, project development, survey evaluation on different agro and socio-economic aspects.
Mr. Jayesh Joshi
Development Analyst & Practitioner, with more than 20 years of working experience in the Development Sector especially with the tribal community on various issues including Agriculture & Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management, Health, Women & Child Deveopment.
Ms. Varsha Joshi
Ph.D, presently working as Associate Professor, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. Experience of more than 25 years in the area of Gender (women’s rights, violence against women, Economic status of women) and Cultural and Social History of Rajasthan.
P.hd (Economics), Environmental & Natural Resource Economist, with over 20 years of Research and work experience in a wide range of rural development issues in India, including adaptation to climate change, water resource management, watershed development, natural resource management etc.
Mrs. Anita Damor
A literate tribal community representative.
Mr. Sunny Sebastian
Former Vice-Chancellor at Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Completed 31 years in journalism and worked with Delhi Press, Surya India, Delhi Recorder, Free Press Journal, Rajasthan Patrika and The Hindu.
Dr. Shachi Adesh
I have around 16 years of progressive experience working with NGOs, Government, Research and Academic Institutions on the issues related to Public Health, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, Reproductive and Child Health, Community Development, Women Empowerment, Sanitation, Nutrition, Social & Media Research, documentation and training. I have worked with various prestigious organisations i.e. European Commission, UN Agencies, PHFI, IIHMR, Goa Institute of Management, Don Bosco College, AIDS Control Societies, Care India, BBC etc. I have done my Ph.D. on ‘Domestic Violence’ from Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan. I am a Masters in Social Work (MSW) (Specialisation in Family & Child Welfare) from Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur.