GOVERNING BOARD

Governing Board‌

Mr. Amitabh Behar
President

Mr. Mohan Surve
Secretary

Ms. Archana Shrivastava
Treasurer

Ms. Berna Lysa John
Member

Mr. Gagan Sethi
Member

Ms. Kavitha Krishnamoorthy
Member

Dr. Nandita Shah
Member

Ms. Nisreen Ebrahim
Member

Mr. Mr. Rajendra Joshi
Member

Ms. Roshni Nuggehalli
Ex-officio member of the Governing Board

The Board of YUVA does not comprise any staff member. YUVA follows the
practices of good governance and does not provide any honorarium or remuneration
to its Governing Board members.


Our Founder

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Minar Pimple

Minar Pimple is the Founder of Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action.

During his own youth, he foresaw the role of people his age in the participatory planning processes of the city. This drove him to form YUVA, a youth-led social change, in 1984. Minar went on to lead the organisation expanding it to acquire the form of a voluntary organisation that promotes human rights and sustainable development in India’s urban and rural poor. He served as YUVA’s CEO from 1984 to 2004.

Subsequently, Minar was the Regional Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign where he led the operations in Asia-Pacific, Executive Director of People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (PDHRE). Currently, Minar Pimple is the Senior Director of Global Operations at Amnesty International.