Sachin is the director of Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s India program. He is an alumnus of Delhi University and IRMA. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations beginning with the corporate sector and moving then to build a career in social development. He has lived and worked closely with village communities sharing their joys, their energy, their dilemma’s, their repression and their aspirations, and then gone on to set-up a range of social development organizations which could hopefully address some of their realities. He set up ARAVALI for the government of Rajasthan as an initiative to look at collaboration between government and the social sector, and has been a joint founder of path breaking institutions such as Ajeevika Bureau and the Rajasthan Sharam Sarathi Association which have set the agenda for working on labour and migration. Action research and Training for Health which has led research and action on reproductive and child health and Gramin Shiksha Kendra which has fore worded the role of communities in elementary education. In Afghanistan, he helped set up the rural development initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation. As Director of the PHF’s India program he is committed to supporting emerging social development organizations and sees their role as important components of a vibrant democracy.


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