Founder and Mentor

Ms Dharitri Patnaik is the senior Country Representative of Bernard Van Leer Foundation. She has been associated with international development and non-profit sector since the last 20 years. Her areas of expertise are human rights, governance, public policy and non-profit management. She has worked intensively on tribal issues in Odisha.

She has been with international organizations like UNICEF, CARE USA, ActionAid International. She is a Mason Fellow and has Master’s in Public Administration from Havard University, USA and Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.