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Nagakarthik MP

Founder

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An electrical engineer by education has previously been part of and led teams to electrify remote villages in Ladakh, Meghalaya and Nagaland. He has previously worked with an Ultra-capacitor-based energy storage start-up and comes with technical knowledge and experience with regard to energy access. He is passionate about renewable energy and sustainable livelihood interventions for remote communities.

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Neil M Kamat

Co-Founder

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A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Neil has previously worked in an Engineering MNC for 5 years before helping a solar Rooftop PV startup get off the ground. He started his journey in the social workspace through SBI foundation’s Rural Development Fellowship and has never looked back. He is eco-conscious, practises the 3R’s religiously, and has taken part in numerous clean-up and afforestation drives in his home city of Bangalore.

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Anita Sohtun

Partnership & Team Building

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A social sector professional with mixed work experience in banking, customer relations and the social sector. Has previously worked with survivors of caste atrocities, women in sex work, children of prisoners to name a few in both urban and rural settings. Is passionate about gender equality and inclusion. During her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and trekking.

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Bhargava KC

Incubation & Design

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An Engineering graduate and a Development Leader, experienced in Design Thinking, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Product Design and Development. He believes in rapid prototyping of solutions to bring sustainable solutions for systemic change.

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Fidei Biakmawii Nongrum

Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development

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A professional social worker with a strong commitment to development and contributing towards the betterment of the society holistically.

Fidei has been actively involved in the prevention of violence against women and promotion of women's rights as well as many developmental projects in Meghalaya. Her philosophical belief is 'Everything happens for a reason'.

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Parij Borgohain

Communication & Strategy

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A communication professional

who is deeply committed to rural development and enjoys documenting stories from the country's remotest corners. An alumnus of the SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program, Parij has worked with some of well know organizations managing projects and programs before joining our team. Besides photography, he is a passionate traveller.

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Core Team

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Nagakarthik MP

Founder

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Nagakarthik MP is the founder of Sauramandala Foundation an organization that works to improve the development indicators of remote, vulnerable, and disconnected communities. An engineer by education, he has spent the last 8 years working across the Indian Himalayan region and the North Eastern states to design large-scale programs across health, education, climate, and entrepreneurship. While not working, he can mostly be found on a motorcycle in some corner of the country. 

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Neil M Kamat

Co-Founder

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A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Neil has previously worked in an Engineering MNC for 5 years before helping a solar Rooftop PV startup get off the ground. He started his journey in the social workspace through SBI foundation’s Rural Development Fellowship and has never looked back. He is eco-conscious, practises the 3R’s religiously, and has taken part in numerous clean-up and afforestation drives in his home city of Bangalore.

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Archana Tomar

People, Play, Program

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Archana brought to us her profound belief in the potency of indigenous knowledge and the collective dreams of communities and individuals takes center stage.With a wealth of experience collaborating with diverse teams and communities, Archana seamlessly integrates her expertise into our own, playing a pivotal role in shaping the identity of our dynamic team.

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Fidei Biakmawii Nongrum

Lead - Human Resources

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A professional social worker with a strong commitment to development and contributing towards the betterment of the society holistically.

Fidei has been actively involved in the prevention of violence against women and promotion of women's rights as well as many developmental projects in Meghalaya. Her philosophical belief is 'Everything happens for a reason'.

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Parij Borgohain

Program Lead- Communication & Strategy

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A communication professional

who is deeply committed to rural development and enjoys documenting stories from the country's remotest corners. An alumnus of the SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program, Parij has worked with some of well know organizations managing projects and programs before joining our team. Besides photography, he is a passionate traveller.

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Wonderful Star Marwein

Lead-Accounts & Administration

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A commerce graduate with experiences in working in accounts and admin domain for social organizations. Wonder has worked previously for a women's rights organization and is a firm supporter of gender equality. He is also passionate about football and music.

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Riboklang Laloo

Associate- Accounts & Administration

Ribokk is a highly motivated accounts graduate with a strong passion for finance and marketing. With his exceptional social skills, Ribokk has the ability to effortlessly put people at ease in any situation. His previous experience includes working with CABT-Flipkart. Ribokk has also been a part of an event management team, honing his organizational and multitasking abilities. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing basketball and online games.

CMYC Team

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Lyntiborn Marngar 

Manager- Monitoring & Evaluation

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Lyntiborn, hailing from Shillong, brings extensive experience in the development sector, focusing on skills development, entrepreneurship, and empowering women, youth, and communities. She brings with her a background of implementing and managing rural development projects and she advocates for indigenous rights. In her leisure time, she indulges in travel and hitchhiking adventures.

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Donbokk Majaw

Manager- Communications & Social Media

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Donbok, a seasoned multimedia specialist and published author, enjoys reading, writing, sketching, painting, playing guitar, and composing music for bands like Retrosage and Ïaiong. With expertise in development communications, he brings a diverse range of creative talents to his work.

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Varsha Sangma

Lead - Operations

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Varsha is a dedicated social worker with a passion for community initiatives. She served on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic in Meghalaya, showcasing her commitment to public service. With a background in English literature, strong communication skills, and a nuanced understanding of human behavior, Varsha is an asset for impactful event management and grassroots operations.

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Minitoneth Fancon

Subject Matter Expert

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Lifelong learner, educator, and with an engineering background, Minti transitioned into the social development sector two years ago, which has been life-changing. She aspires to further her impact and growth in this field. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching crime series and food travel shows.

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Divya Momin

Subject Matter Expert

Divya, a passionate and persistent individual, holds an M.A. in Ecology, Environment, and Sustainable Development. As a dedicated member of the CMYC project, she aspires to become an expert in community development and people-led initiatives. With a talent for content creation, she is eager to expand her knowledge in geopolitics and policy-making.

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Allan Laloo

Lead - Entrepreneurship Development 

Allan is an engineering student who decided to follow a different career path. For the past four years, he's been deeply involved in entrepreneurship and has worked on various programs in the State. He's really passionate about making the world better. Allan skillfully combines his job commitment with his love for music and desire to explore new places. He wants to help people go on life-changing journeys and improve their lives.

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Sweety Shylla

Associate - Field Operations

Sweety loves working with youth. She is always eager to learn new things and has a passion for business. Her community mobilization skills along with the ability to connect to people at a personal level are her biggest strength and an asset to the organization.

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Teny C. Wahlang

Associate - Field Operations

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A graduate in Economics, he has skillfully applied his knowledge across various sectors, including data management, disaster response, and active involvement in COVID-19 relief efforts. With a diverse range of experiences, he adds a unique perspective to any team and is deeply committed to community service.

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Nitya Skaria

Manager - Operations, India Ultimate

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Passionate about sports, fitness and social justice issues, Nitya's interests led him to a role which explores how Ultimate Frisbee can be used as a tool for community engagement and social change. In his free time, he enjoys reading, bantering and watching Ghibli studio films.

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Daphawa Owroi Bareh

Associate - Operations, India Ultimate

Daphawa brought to us her experience and background in Nutrition. With her passion for sports and outdoor activities, she embarked on a new career, joining us in our effort to expand Ultimate Frisbee in Meghalaya. Daphawa also likes Anime with a fiery passion.

PSREF Team

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Hazel Lyngdoh

Manager - Learning & Development 

Hazel is an individual fueled by a passion for lifelong learning and a wealth of diverse work experiences. With a background as a clinical psychologist, Hazel has worked with various demographic groups, offering valuable expertise in her field. Additionally, her previous role as a Human Resource Manager for a prominent hotel chain highlights her versatility and ability to excel in different capacities. Hazel's unwavering commitment to advocacy drives her to create meaningful impact in the lives of others.

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Chenmiki Laloo

Manager - Monitoring & Evaluation

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Chenmiki Laloo is a development professional with over four years of hands-on experience in working closely with indigenous rural communities in Meghalaya. Holding a Master of Social Work degree specialising in Community Development, Chenmiki is a dedicated social worker driven by a deep passion for bridging gender gaps and empowering indigenous communities. 

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Andrew T Bareh

Manager- Communications

& Social Media 

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A communications professional with 11+ years of experience in corporate and sports communications, public relations, client servicing, crisis management and event planning/coordination. I have completed my Masters in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Amity University. Currently am associated with PRIME-Sauramandala Rural Entrepreneurship Fellowship as the Communications and Social Media Manager under Meghalaya Basin Management Agency.

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Kamwamut Lakhon

Field Coordinator

Kamwamut is a driven individual who strives to make a tangible difference through dedicated efforts. With past engagements in field-oriented projects like MBDA-CLLMP and CROPIN, he has actively contributed to various organizations. Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Rural Development from IGNOU, Kamwamut's commitment to continuous learning underscores his passion for creating positive change.

TFFP- ECD Team

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Lanuangla Tsudir

Program Lead The Forgotten Folklore Project (ECD)

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An alumna of the University of Delhi, Lanu is a professional who has worked in the field of entrepreneurship encompassing women and youths in Nagaland. Also a doodle comic artist, Lanu is passionate about storytelling using content as a tool, and shares her work through her Instagram page called 'the midget'. 

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Samuel Kharsohnoh

Program Associate

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A Social Worker by profession, Samuel has been working in the domain of Holistic Nutrition and Early Childhood Development over the past few years. He is committed to work for the improvement of quality education for the children and to bring about meaningful impact in the area. In his free time Samuel like to play and watch Cricket and also explore new places to travel to.

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Nazarene F Jywra

Research Assistant

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Nazarene has a passion for dissecting social challenges, coupled with her qualitative research skills, and is an alum of TISS Guwahati. Her calming demeanour is only matched by her unwavering work ethic.

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Mayanka Chyrmang

Research Assistant

Mayanka's training and spirit lie in the field of Public Health, and it was her dedication to social work that brought us together. She holds a strong belief in advancing her career through ongoing, progressive training experiences.

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Jody B Sangma

Research Assistant

Jody is a recent B.Sc. (Agriculture) graduate from CAU, Imphal, who works well in different environments and adjusts easily to people around her. She has a keen interest in reading novels and enjoys singing and playing guitar in her free time.

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