Governing Body

Arun Kadekodi


An MTech in Computer Science, Arun is the co-founder and CEO of Soft Corner, a software product and services firm. He is a member of the Computer Society of India and has chaired several technical conferences. He is also actively engaged in student activities.

Pratima Joshi


Founder Pratima Joshi has done her Masters-in-Architecture from London-based Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. She is the only Indian to receive the ‘Google Earth Hero Award’. An Ashoka fellow, she is recognized by BBC as a leading ‘Slum architect of India’.

Supriya Vaidya


A graduate in Home Science and Education, Supriya was in the teaching profession for several years. She is associated with a spiritual organization, Shri Ram Chandra Mission, and is one of the Founder-Directors of Noble Agro-Vet Ltd.

Nirmala Pandit

Board Member

Nirmala Pandit has a doctorate in Human Rights and taught Law at Pune University. She was a Legal Officer for Asia Pacific in the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva. Associated with Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, she is also a visiting faculty to the UN University in Tokyo.

Snehalata Shrikhande

Board Member

A post-graduate in Sociology, Lata has been involved in environmental campaigns in Pune since the 1980s. She championed community-run garbage segregation and vermiculture in Pune, and was actively involved in SA’s IHSDP project in Sangli & Miraj.

Vishal Jain

Board Member

A graduate in Electrical Engineering and post-graduate in Management, Vishal is the co-founder of DP Coalition, and a trustee of PROOF. He is involved in various urban issues including city planning, municipal finances, solid waste management and livelihood for the urban poor.

Ashwin Trimal

Board Member

Ashwin Trimal is the Founder-Director of the real estate development company TruSpace. A B.Sc, MBA by qualification, he is responsible for the development of premium residential and commercial projects in Pune. Ashwin is a patron of NGOS like Door Step School and Lakshya.

Vaishali Bhagwat

Board Member

A Post Graduate from Cranfield University UK, Vaishali Bhagwat is a practicing lawyer with rich experience. She is also a Disha Alumni, a prestigious program of the British High Commission. She has won several awards for her pro bono work in the areas of cyber and women empowerment.

Shelter Associates

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