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VASUNDHARA - Democratising Natural Resources Governance

 Forest Rights and Recognition:
Mr. Y.Giri Rao
Mr. Y. Giri Rao is a social and rural development practitioner, having more than two decades of experience of working with various tribal communities of Odisha particularly with the ultra poor, underprivileged and vulnerable, with which he has been associated since 1995. Mr. Rao has a Bachelors degree in Commerce specializing in Economics and a Masterís degree majoring in Rural Development. He started his career with Gram Vikas and later on joined Vasundhara in 1995. He coordinated various projects as a program officer. He was initially involved in research on institutional issues, and was actively associated with various peoplesí forum and groups advocating on forestry issues in Orissa. He served as member in many committees constituted by the State and Central government.
ygirirao@vasundharaorissa.org, ygirirao@vasundharaorissa.org
Mr. Bibhore Deo
He is associated with Vasundhara since 7 months and primarily looking after the Community Forest Resource Mapping project. He is mostly involved in research, training, and dialogue with various stakeholders, documentation and coordination of the project. Apart from this he is also providing support to other research studies in the aspect of technical support on GIS and analysis on spatial phenomena that emerged out of the GIS application. He has completed his post graduation in Rural Development from Utkal University and also PG Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System from Utkal University.
bibhore@vasundharaorissa.org, bibhore@vasundharaorissa.org
Ms. Ranjita Pattnaik
Ranjita joined Vasundhara in May, 2008. As she is a science graduate and holds Master degree on Computer Application, her past experience includes as a faculty in various academic institutes like APTECH, Roland institute of Information and Technology for 4 years and also worked as a software developer in BSNL for 2 years. Before joining Vasundhara she was also worked in other NGOs like LIPICA, Ekta Parishad and Living Farm. In Vasundhara she has been involved in data analysis, documentation and also field facilitation process of the implementation of Forest Rights Act.
ranjita@vasundharaorissa.org, ranjita@vasundharaorissa.org
Ms. Sanghamitra Dubey
Sanghamitra has been with Vasundhara since September 2014, prior to this she was working with Care India under (Asia women Leadership program), she was mostly looking after Institution strengthening, skill development, Gender issues and Women Empowerment. She has a Master degree from Utkal University.
sanghamitra@vasundharaorissa.org, sanghamitra@vasundharaorissa.org
Ashok Parida
Ashok joined Vasundhara as a field assistant, and presently he assists with the agarbatti stick-making enterprise process in Ranpur, as well as with the federation building process. Ashok has a BA and is an energetic person.
swapneswar@vasundharaorissa.org, swapneswar@vasundharaorissa.org
Mr. Swapneswar Dehury

swapneswar@vasundharaorissa.org, swapneswar@vasundharaorissa.org
Mr. Manoj Dehuri
Manoj Kumar Dehuri joined Vasundhara since February 2014. He is working on CFR Mapping process using GPS & GIS Technology. He is coordinating the CFR mapping in Mayurbhanj district in collaboration with district administration. Since September 2009 He was working in AutoCAD Map & GIS field in other corporate sector till January 2014. Now he is working in Vasundhara as a GIS coordinator.
manoj@vasundharaorissa.org, manoj@vasundharaorissa.org
Mr. Manoj Patra
Manoj Patra has joined Vasundhara as Research Associate. He is involved with GIS team for mapping exercise at Mayurbhanj district.
manoj_p@vasundharaorissa.org, manoj_p@vasundharaorissa.org
Mr. Shyam Sunder Sahoo
Shyam is a young and energetic person assisting the GIS Team in Mayurbhanj. He is joined Vasundhara in June 2006 worked as Office Assistance from June 2006 to July 2014. Now he is working as Field Associate in Keonjhar District.
shyam@vasundharaorissa.org, shyam@vasundharaorissa.org
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