National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

S Babu Khan

S Babu

With more than 2 decades of experience in development and disability sector Mr S Babu is presently engaged with the Association of People with Disability as an Assistant Director-Policy Advocacy, Regional Coordinator - South India law initiative- NCPEDP and State coordinator for State Nodal Agency Centre of National Trust. His focus areas include networking and collaboration with govt as well as NGOs, DPOs and likeminded individuals in disability sector to promote inclusion. A writer in Kannada, he has published books on nomadic and semi nomadic tribes and a regular columnist in Kannada newspapers on social issues.

Diethono Nakhro

Ms. Diethono Nakhro

She has been among the first disability self-advocates in Nagaland and at the forefront of the Nagaland Disability Rights Movement for more than ten years. Recently she has been appointed as the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in Nagaland.

Yogesh Kumar

He is the manager and secretary of Creative Education and Development Society, Etah (U.P.)

Amvalika Senapati

Amvalika Senapati

A lawyer by profession she has been actively associated with Shishu Sarothi, a premier disability NGO based at Guwahati for the past over 11 years. She heads the Disability Law Unit at the organization, which is a unique program to create awareness, advocate for disability inclusion and provide legal aid to persons with disabilities. She is also an expert on built-environment accessibility and have conducted access audits of over 200 government buildings in Guwahati and Aizawl under Accessible India Campaign, Phase I & II and a member of the State Advisory Board on Disability for the Govt. of Assam and the Gauhati High Court Legal Services Committee.

Smitha Sadasivan

Smitha Sadasivan

A person with Multiple Sclerosis, one of the 21 disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. She is an accessibility and inclusion consultant working with the Election Commission of India, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism to UHC2030 platform of the UN, Disability Rights Alliance TN, Multiple Sclerosis Society of India Chennai and Indian Forum for Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Independent living project of Vidya Sagar.

Dr.Sudesh Mukhopadhyay

Prof. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay

Prof. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay has over four decades of experience in teaching, research, teacher education and educational administration at all levels of school and higher education at State and National level covering many areas such as capacity building of all stakeholders such as PwDs, Educational and other policy makers and all levels of educational administrators and service providers. As RCI Chairperson she has contributed to regulating the rehabilitation professionals and initiating many proactive steps in Inclusive Education and Cross Disability. She started her career as lecture in NCERT in 1976 in RCE/RIE, Ajmer. She has been one of the first initiators for Integrated Education of the Disabled (IED as was referred to in 1983 onwards) after being selected by NCERT for TCTP Fellowship in London Institute of Education qualifying for Associate of London University in Special education (1984) covering all significant disabilities. She initiated work on Women with Disabilities in 1990s and also availed Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship in Women in Development at the University of Winnipeg, Canada and has been working for this cause since then. She has experience of working with many International organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, AUSAID, NORAD, BRAC & National organizations ADAPT. AADI, AGF, CRS, ASER/ Pratham, BRA, CARE, NAB, Vishwas, Young Lives India, etc. She is Ph.D. (Education) from M.S. University of Baroda; Associate of London University Institute of Education in Special Education and a Visiting Fellow to Manitoba University, Canada and Macquarie University Sydney, Australia.

Kanchan Pamnani

Kanchan Pamnani

Ms. Pamnani is a Solicitor practicing mainly in the Bombay High Court in the field of Corporate, Testamentary, Property and Disability law. A graduate in Commerce from Sydenham College and a postgraduate in law from the University of Bombay, Ms. Pamnani has completed two courses from the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva and a course in Arbitration from the Indian Merchant’s Chamber and a diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Bombay. She has passed the examination of the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and additionally the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test from the Law Society, England.

Sanaullah Syed

Sanaullah Syed

He is a rare disease patient's parent and an advocate for the cause of patients with rare diseases Advocate apart from being a social entrepreneur.

Renu Malaker

Renuka Malaker

She is a multifaceted professional with 30 years of extensive work experience across sectors out of which 20 years has been in the social sector in the area of fund raising, staff, operations & organization building, stakeholder reporting and leadership development. For the last 10 years she has been particularly advocating for the rights of person with disabilities in the area of access to healthcare & affordable treatment, livelihood opportunities and with a focus on inclusion.

Abhay Jain

He is an advocate working in Madhya Pradesh and Co-Founder of Zenith Society for Socio-Legal Empowerment. At Zenith, Abhay is working towards creating innovative models of grassroot legal empowerment and legal aid to Adivasi & Dalit communities. His areas of interest include social welfare legislations, environment law, consumer laws, and land laws. He has been engaged in different capacities with agencies like IDIA, UNICEF, HRLN, Centre for Social Justice.

Narender Paul

Narender Paul

He is an Occupational Therapist working with a team of over 170 members in six states for past 20 year with organization CORD www.cordindia.in. In CBID program in district Kangra a team of around 20 professionals and field leaders with over 2700 persons with disabilities, their empowerment and development inclusion and action.

Shakti S Cajla

Shakti S Cajla

She is a social entrepreneur, voracious reader and avid traveller. She was selected among top 10 Women Entrepreneurs in social impact in India by Griffith University and the government of Australia in 2019. She is the co-founder of Anuprayaas, which is on a mission to make India an accessible country for people with disability. The organization provides accessibility solutions in public places & conduct Disability Sensitization Programs for schools, colleges, corporates, and government offices.

ASHISH KUMAR

Ashish Kumar

He is from Orai, Uttar Pradesh and is currently working on youth leadership. He Personally believes in social justice, equality, freedom & fraternity.

Dharam singh

Dharam Singh

He is the secretary of Hemophilia Welfare Society Jaipur. His mission in life is to make the life of persons with hemophilia, better by raising awareness about the issues faced by them.