Laya makes a difference in empowering marginalized communities


Laya is governed by a General Body comprising 16 General Body Members from academic and development practice and a Board of Management (BoM) comprising 7 elected members. The BoM meets four times a year and the General Body of Laya meets once a year. The BoM meeting is preceded as a general practice by a one-day substantive workshop comprising the members of the BoM as well as senior management and coordinators of Laya Resource Centre. One of the meetings of the BoM, in a year, includes field exposure and critical reflection on programme activities.

General Body

Ms. Nandini Narula

Development Consultant, New Delhi

Dr. Nafisa Goga D'Souza

Consultant, Laya, Visakhapatnam

Mr. Sanjay Khatua

Director, DHARA, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Lata Narayan

Rtd Professor, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Ms. Mani Mistry Elavia

Free Lancer, Facilitator, Child Empowerment, Mumbai

Dr Ritesh P Khunyakari

Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad

Ms. Rama Nandanavanam

Senior Director, Operations, Sikshana Foundation(Bangalore), Hyderabad

Dr. B. Devi Prasad

Retd. Professor, Centre for Equity for Women Children and Families, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Mr. Walter Mendoza

Development Consultant, Pune

Mr. Dominic D'Souza

Consultant, LAYA, Visakhapatnam

Dr. D.V.R. Murthy

Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Mr. Minar Pimple

Principal, MP Consult

Ms. Maveen Soares Pereira

Manager, Cotton Organisation: IDH

Ms Shabnam Patel

Architect, Visakhapatnam

Ms. Biswaranjan Tripura

Assistant Professor, Centre for Social Justice and Governance, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Board Management

  • Ms. Nandini Narula | President
  • Dr. Nafisa Goga D’Souza | Secretary
  • Mr. Sanjay Khatua | Treasurer
  • Dr. Lata Narayan | Member
  • Ms. Mani Mistry Elavia | Member
  • Dr. Ritesh P Khunyakari | Member
  • Ms. Rama Nandanavanam | Member

Consultative Status : UN Economic and Social Council
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