Ms Arundhati Vishwasrao
Arundhati anchors traffic and transportation related issues at Janwani. For over two decades she worked in the field of formal and non-formal education. She is involved in creative talent development, personality development, research, teacher education, counseling, writing and curriculum development for environment education and education for sustainable development.
"I look upon Janwani as an organization with a tremendous potential to initiate change in Pune City with respect to the focus areas it has identified. The ability of this organization to identify tangible projects and spearhead reforms is unparalleled. The very first six months with Janwani for me have been inspiring, proactively busy and dynamic."
Mr Anant Sardeshmukh
Executive Director General, MCCIA
Anant Sradeshmukh is working in the capacity of a CEO at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture, Pune.He has had Over 25 years of experience holding Senior positions at renowned companies in Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Non Banking Finance especially in Lease and Hire Purchase, Consumer Finance and Banking. Experience also extends to other areas such as General Management, Taxation, Accounts, Personnel Management, Industrial relations.
"We at MCCIA believe that our objective of making Pune region a global destination for investment would be achieved only if we make Pune city and adjoining area a livable place in all sense,besides providing the other entire industrial infrastructure. We are working towards the attainment of this objective relentlessly more on the industrial front.While the Chamber concentrates on the Industrial infrastructure and needs,we need an arm which would be ably supporting us in the sustainable,inclusive growth of the region from the civic perspective.We believe that an organization like Janwani can play that role very effectively.We consider it as an interface between the society at large,the Industry and the government. "
Ms. Saroj Badgujar
Saroj Badgujar is an environmentalist. For over a decade she has been working on development & planning issues such as in Natural Resource Management,Waste Management,Water supply and Sanitation. Her work includes research, educational and awareness campaigns, policy planning and analysis, project coordination, implementation and projections. Her prior exposure has been on various international projects initiated and funded by global organizations like World Bank,GTZ and USAID . She brings to Janwani her experience from field work of working with diverse groups cutting across gender, class and caste and liaisoning with different agencies in public and private sectors.
"Janwani has provided me with opportunities to grow as a person. It has given me tremendous exposure of working with diverse groups of people in turn making my work a good educational experience.I enjoy working in Janwani and look forward to prolonged association and good work."
Mr Sunil Agarwal
Sunil is working on creating Pune Vision 2030, anchors the City Structure core group and looks after PMC's annual budget analysis under Governance. Prior to joining Janwani he worked with different non-governmental organizations on rural development issues such as natural resource management in rural areas, self-help groups and micro financing, adult literacy and others. He has also worked as an independent consultant with GTZ on evaluation model for watershed projects and was working in the corporate sector. He was a visiting faculty at the Statistics Department of University of Pune.
"Janwanians are given complete freedom to handle their projects in a way that brings out the best in them. The work exposes them to a range of interesting ground level issues and introduces one to a whole network of groups of people working on similar issues. Overall, an enriching and gratifying experience."
Ms. Prajakta Panshikar
Prajakta is a Project Consultant for Brand Pune Heritage Project at Janwani. Her training lies in the disciplines of Anthropology and Demography. Her work experience includes qualitative and quantitative investigation on diverse subjects like gender studies, women’s empowerment, community health, public health management systems and population ageing. Before Janwani, she has had experience working with diverse social and cultural groups, governmental and non-governmental organization as well as the corporate sector.
"Janwani's true spirit lies in its collective effort. The work environment is conducive for team work. One can expand knowledge horizons since the organization encourages learning and provides ample opportunity to build newer skill sets while enhancing the existing ones. The organization respects individual capabilities at work and allows for creativity. It is my pleasure working for Janwani and wish the organization all the very best, always."
Ms. Madhura Joshi
Madhura has Masters in Commerce from University of Pune. She is involved with accounts and administrative work at Janwani. She also actively participates in various events and activities of the organization.
"Janwani has a unique approach to development and all its projects are related to the betterment of Pune city. I am happy to work with such an organization which allows me to contribute to Pune's growth in small or big way. It has helped me expand my understanding on issues related to society as a whole. I wish the organization all the very best for its ventures and look forward to being part of each one of them."
Ms. Meghana Kulkarni
Meghana has been assisting Janwani on all its projects and activities. She looks after administrative work, networking, coordinating meetings and website management at the organization.
"I have always been keen on contributing to the betterment of the society whether through direct or indirect involvement. Janwani gave me a platform to participate in development and opened new vistas for me. I am forever indebted to the organization for what I have been learning about life and people."