A talk by Gagan Sethi
Gagan Sethi is a development educator, a practicing organizational development expert and a gender trainer. As founder of Janvikas, Ahmedabad he has helped set up several strategic organizations in the country, including Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, Sahjeevan, Drishti, Centre for Social Justice, HID forum and Econet.
He was appointed a member of monitoring group by NHRC to monitor human rights violations during the Gujarat earthquake & communal violence. His professional expertise lies in Human and Institutional development interventions, moderation and strategic planning.
Sethi has led the largest civil society initiative for rehab and justice post the 2001-02 Gujarat earthquake & violence. The team which worked on the Bilkis Bano case was anchored by him. Over the years, he has helped many feminist organizations with their internal change processes.
Currently Sethi's key areas of focus are on governance and accountability of non-profit, and he was co-chair of the Planning Commission drafting commitee on VOLAG policy for the 12th five year plan. He continues as a mentor to the Centre for Social Justice and as a promoter and resource person for Centre for Governance Studies. Sethi is also on the Boards of many other organizations in India, like YUVA, NIRANTAR, DRISHTI, WASSAN, NAVSARJAN, DALIT FOUNDATION, GENDER @ WORK, AKSHARA, PWESCR among others.