Rajesh Singhi is the founder Executive Director of Ibtada and a passionate grassroots action leader. Ibtada was set up in 1997 with is mission to empower women and educate girls in Meo Muslim dominated Mewat region of Alwar, Rajasthan. Rajesh has two and half decades of experience in social development sector. Ibtada is known for its work of women’s empowerment through SHG based federations, girls education through innovative model of Taleemshalas. Rajesh anchored innovations of pashu sakhi and krishi sakhi which are now widely replicated in the livelihoods sector. He has been instrumental in setting up The Goat Trust and served on the Board of Sa-dhan and Centre for microfinance, Jaipur