M.Phil in Geography he has long grassroots experience in livelihoods and enterprise Development. As program coordinator in livelihood and watershed management projects, he is at his best when in team. In his aura of work ethics and devotion to work, his team brings out the best results. He specializes in varied fields from Watershed Management and Rural Entreprises to Wise Water Management and WASH. Presently he is involved in handholding of field staff across various projects.

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Manoj Mishra

Senior Programme Manager

He is Graduate with Economics and MBA Finance and as Finance Manager of the organisation from the beginning he almost single handedly carried out all the burden of expectations of a growing organisation during the first decade of its growth. He is the most hardworking, sincere and yet least noticed member of the organisation. With single approach of serving the organisation and just achieving whatever be the targets and getting things done, his dedication towards the work make him a role model for all. Believe it, behind the creation of every immovable asset of CARD- there is one and only Gyani. He is one of the anchors of esteemed John Deere Samruddhi progarmme.

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Gyani Tiwari

Senior Finance Manager

Senior Research Officer, an expert in remote sensing, data analysis and geographic information system, his depth of knowledge makes him domain expert and he is also adept in field level liaising. He is also the Web designer and Developer of CARD. The onus of establishing the GIS cell in CARD lies on him. He has been successfully heading the Targeted Intervention (TI) programme of HIV awareness among around a thousand active Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Bhopal.

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Shivraj Singh Rajput

Senior Research Officer

She is Senior Executive Officer in CARD and has a management degree in Human Resource Development. She is known as the Wikipedia of the organisation. With her positive aura and a practical understanding of the administration, she has an upper hand in all the information of the organisation including its workers. Her sincerity towards work and insistent devotion makes her an epitome of a devout employee. With an ever smiling face she is also the humming bird of CARD.

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Deepti Nayak

Senior Executive Officer

Masters in Human Rights and MBA in Human Resource Management, Anil associated with CARD since 2007 as Training Coordinator at Maikal Hills Livelihood Resource Centre involved in development of training modules for different training programs, arranging trainings on various income generating activities and conducting exposure visits for various project beneficiaries and overall administration and control of the training center and hostel. He is a proficient trainer in NTFP based livelihood promotion, Watershed Rehabilitation and Sustainable Agriculture.

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Anil Malviya

Senior Progamme Manager

An experienced Accountant with an M Com degree he is Program Executive in Watershed Management and livelihoods. A sincere member of the organisation, his happy go lucky persona makes the toughest of works easy for him. His working in even in the limited resources has by far been the best asset for the organisation. With many talents yet to explore, his capacity for training is incomparable. He lends support to CARD activities across the country and is a regular support for different programs at Dhar.

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Rupak Trivedi

Senior Progamme Manager

He is a Program Executive in School Education and Livelihoods with a Masters in Social Work. His content and down to earth personality makes him be hopeful of fewer returns and also his attachment to his place makes him the spokesperson of the area. He is the face of CARD as Child focused agency and is the overall incharge of a long term Child Fund programme of sponsorship based development in Dhar region since 2003. The programme aims at Health, Education and Personality Development.

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Gagan Mudgal

Senior Programme Manager

With Masters in Sociology he made a quite entry in CARD but rose to be its Regional Coordinator with his pragmatic approach, witty planning and liaising ability. He specialises in livelihoods and watershed rehabilitation, but a managerial instinct and a multi-tasking performance at work, makes him the master of all trades. He was able to guide and lead 6 multi-disciplinary projects with around 25 professional staff in Mandla. He is instrumental in building the first training centre of CARD (MHLRC) and demonstration plots of agriculture and NTFP in CARD campus in Ghughri (Mandla). As Associate Fellow in CARD he is presently Head of Samruddhi programme in Dewas.

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Suresh Mewara

Senior Programme Manager

A postgraduate in Masters in Social Work from Devi Ahilaya University, Indore and with over 20 yrs of experience in development sector, Pankaj Sharma is associated with CARD since 2003. 

In addition to being an expert in managing and leading livelihood and Natural Resource Management initiatives he is dynamic in the field.

His vibrant energy in the field in contagious. Currently he is leading our CSR activities based on Holistic Rural Development in the 4 states of Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

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Pankaj Sharma

Senior Program Manager

Sandeep Rai, a development professional with 14+ years of experience in the community development sector, has worked on watershed management, livelihood protection, micro-entrepreneurship, women empowerment & vocational education. He is an M.Phil in Sociology from Vikram University Ujjain and a Master of Rural Management (MBA) from Jiwaji University Gwalior, and has worked with various NGOs across the country on livelihood projects. His experience in working with government departments comes in handy in his current role as program manager of the skill cell. The skill cell at CARD encompasses projects across many districts in Madhya Pradesh including, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Dindori, Ujjain, Mandla.

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Sandeep Rai

Senior Progamme Manager

He’s a Senior Program Executive in NRM and Capacity Building. With a master’s degree in Botany and along with his wisdom and profound knowledge, his ability to internalize the subject proves to be an important resource for the organisation. His spirituality, which he has in his life, is well exhibited in his work. He heads all the farming based livelihood projects of CARD in the Bhil tribe predominant Dhar region which include enterprenureship development, sustainable agriculture and farmer producer organisation.

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Abul Hasan Qureshi

Senior Programme Manager

Vivek Tripathi, an experienced developmental professional, is an MBA in Rural Management. He has over 12 years of rich and varied experience working in the social sector with organizations like Jeevika, Dawat foods Pvt Ltd, Ask India, Caritas India & MART. He has had the unique honor of representing Caritas India on behalf of his organization in Austria and Nepal. Equipped with team management and documentation skills, he has efficiently managed various agriculture, forestry, livelihood & community institution development programs. He is associated with CARD since 2016 and is currently serving as Program Manager of Ernst & Young foundation & NRLM collaborative project since 2018. Additionally, he is also managing the International Sustainable Committee project.

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Vivek Tripathi

Program Manager

A well-rounded social development professional, Dinesh has 15 years of experience in the Social Sector. He has worked on different developmental themes ranging from Micro Finance for villagers, Child welfare to Women Empowerment and capacity building of SHGs. He joined CARD in 2017 as a part of the PMKK initiation team and has risen to be the Centre Manager of PMKK Balaghat since 2020. As the centre manager, he coordinates the full group, overseeing operations the complete operations. He enjoys being close to nature, in his free time going out for nature walks, and never missing his daily yoga.

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Dinesh Harinkhede 

Project Manager

Pooja is a young enthusiast having good professional background and good insight of accounting and auditing with latest knowledge of taxation. She is efficiently managing entire accounting activities of CARD and especially of various projects and its related financial reporting since 2016.

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Pooja Gupta

Finance Manager

MBA in Rural & Disaster Management from Kalinga University, Raipur (CG), Rama Shankar Garg started his journey with us as a master trainer (IT) in the PMKK centre at Dindori. His data analysis, team management, and IT skills made him stand out, and when the position of centre manager became available, he was a natural fit. Since 2019, he is leading all our activities in Dindori for skill programs (PMKK and EST&P- NULM) and CFT (Cluster Facilitation Team) programs involving project monitoring and reporting. In his free time he leads environmental conservation and awareness practices such as tree plantation drives. 

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Rama Shankar Garg

Program Manager

He is the Data analyst of the organisation. He’s innovative in accessing information and technology and has strong skills for data analysis. He has been successfully managing large sample studies of CARD for almost 8 years now. His zeal for doing work makes him available for any work at any time, making him an all-rounder. But most important is his level of contentment in serving the voluntary sector.

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Vivek K Dhurve

Senior Data Analyst

Krishna Mishra is a self-motivated professional with more than 20 years of professional experience in the social welfare sector. He is heading our initiatives at Chhindwara(MP) since 2017 through his committed & diligent efforts. He has worked more than 10 years with fortune 500 companies like IBM, AXA business services in roles spanning sales and marketing. Having worked in the educational sector for a decade, Mr. Mishra has good teaching and team motivational skills. 
Krishna Mishra believes in team- work and trust and believes that every individual team member can give the best outcome and is therefore essential.


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Project Manager

Pankaj, a seasoned marketing and operations professional of the pharmaceutical industry brings his result oriented approach and strong project execution skills, acquired over 2 decades to the organization. A Post Graduate in Maths, he has strong analytical skills and a nimble and an agile mind with a CAN DO attitude. He has led and managed teams for multiple projects and is a master of achieving targets and meeting deadlines.

Currently, He is leading our CSR activities based on Holistic Rural Development in the Yamunanagar, Haryana and also manages vendors and procurement for the HRDP program.

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Pankaj Sharma

Project Manager

"Lokesh is a graduate in Commerce with Computer Applications and MBA (Finance), he joined CARD as a Community Accountant in Tejaswini Project in 2008. While working at the grassroots with the community to improve their lifestyle, increase awareness about agriculture and other issues, he gained crucial experience in accountancy and management. He is now a Member of CARD Core team for Accounts & Administration and is District Coordinator (Mandla).

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Lokesh Upmanyu

District Co-ordinator

Shivani, an MBA in Rural management from Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur  has an experience of working in corporate as well as government setup.
She had been engaged with the government of Madhya Pradesh as a Chief Minister’s Research Associate & worked closely with the district administration. Currently at CARD, She is managing Women + Water Alliance program of USAID and GAP Inc .In addition to bringing in her expertise, she is engaged in study with University of California covering the impact of Climate Change wrt changes in water table in one of our geographies

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Shivani Sharma

Project Manager

Harish Phophase an B.Com graduate is working in the financial functions since 1996 in the social development sector. As a senior accountant, he manages the finance and administrative responsibilities and functions in the Dhar office. He is also responsible for establishing a small rudra temple outside the office and maintains the temple and does the morning and evening salutations till date.

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Harish Phopase

Senior Accountant








An enthusiastic social worker with good communication skills, counseling, community mobilization, etc. Strategic planning with leadership skills research methodologies, are the distinguish abilities. Associated with CARD since 2009 and has served in various capacities; WUA strengthening, WASH and school sanitation under SSA, Aids Control, etc. He has also served as National Trainer for Census-2011 in the Chhatisgarh region. Presently he is associated in sensitising higher education department personnel in various aspects of school based water and senitation.

Dinesh Singh

Senior Research Officer

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