Joint Advisory Group / Technical Advisory Group

Joint Advisory Group

The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Lady Irwin College, New Delhi has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16th October 2018 with the mandate to establish the ROSHNI – Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action as a technical support unit to DAY-NRLM for knowledge management, policy guidance and convening support for food, nutrition, health, WASH, gender-transformative interventions and convergence action under POSHAN Abhiyaan. The Centre is led by Chairperson (Director, Lady Irwin College), a Faculty Lead (Permanent Faculty of Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College) and a team of Consultants (on contractual basis) and development partners.

The Joint Advisory Group of the ROSHNI Centre was constituted to draw-up an Annual Action Plan with detailed activity mapping, to implement the centre’s objectives. The JAG will also responsible for reviewing and guiding the working of the partnership arrangement.


Co–Chairs

Smt Nita Kejrewal

Joint Secretary (Rural Livelihoods) Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi

Dr Anupa Siddhu

Director, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi and Chairperson, ROSHNI – Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action, New Delhi

Members

Mr. Arjan De Wagt

Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF India

Dr. Vani Sethi

Nutrition Specialist (Adolescent and Maternal Nutrition), UNICEF India

Dr. Madhu Bala Nath

Development Specialist & former Country Representative at EngenderHealth,India, Senior Policy Advisor at Global Health Strategies and Regional Policy Advisor, South Asia at UN Women

Mr. Gopinath T Menon

Development Specialist and former Chief, UNICEF State Office

Dr. Sandeep Sharma

Joint Director Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi

Ms. P Usha Rani

Lead – IB/CB, National Mission Management Unit, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi

Mr. Dhruv Sengupta

National Mission Manager, Knowledge Management and Communication, DAY-NRLM

Mr. Apolenarius Purty

State Program Manager (Health, Nutrition and Sanitation), State Programme Management Unit, JEEViKA, Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society, State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Bihar

Mr. Jagjit Minj, Chhattisgarh

Program Executive (Social Inclusion and Social Development), State Mission Management Unit, BIHAN, State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Chhattisgarh

Ms. Monalisa Hazarika, Assam

Program Manager (Social Development, Knowledge Management & Communication), Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Assam

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, NIRDPR

Mission Manager, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, Telangana

Dr. Sarita Anand

Associate Professor, Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College and Centre Lead, ROSHNI-CWCSA

Technical Advisory Group

Dr. Anupa Siddhu (Chaiperson)

Director Lady Irwin college, Delhi University

Dr. Anupa Siddhu, M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition, Delhi University and PhD from AIIMS. She is a recipient of Mahila Shiromani, Swarn Padak 2014, Karan Ratna Award 2014 and Shikshak Award 2014.

Dr. Sarita Anand

Associate Professor, Department of Development Communication & Extension

She is passionate about teaching and has been conducting research studies and outreach activities with young students and peers for over 25 years.

Dr. Archna Kumar

Associate Professor, Department of Development Communication & Extension

Dr Archna Kumar has been been with the department for nearly 30 yrs. She teaches papers in Communication for Development, Gender, Sustainable Development, Research Methods and Programme Development...

Dr. Aparna Khanna

Associate Professor, Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College

Aparna Khanna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Development Communication and Extension. She specializes in designing and appraising various media for Oral and Visual Communication...

Dr. Rupa Upadhaya

Ph.D.(Horticulture) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

Dr Rupa’s research interests lie in Sustainable Agriculture, Applied Botany, Horticulture based Livelihoods, Post-Harvest Management of Food Crops, Characterization of Varieties through Seed Protein E