Anupama Suresh
Coordinator-Programs, Prakriye
Anupama has a graduate degree in Human Development from the University of Mysore, with over fourteen years of experience in programme and project management. She has worked extensively in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, in the areas of micro finance, watershed, water and sanitation, nutrition, livelihood and gender issues.
Catalina Alzate
Faculty, SRISHTI Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Catalina is a researcher trained in participatory design and development studies at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Her professional experience has been mostly based in Colombia, where she was involved in a variety of community projects regarding microfinance, critical currencies, collective decision making and cooperation. Catalina is interested in using creative practices to problematize the social order, including art activism, experimental art and the design of experiences.
Accountant and Admin Support
Chaya has a Bachelors in Business management. She heads the admin and accounts operations of Prakriye. She is also involved in producing community videos, IVRS, and participates in field work for the tele-centres.
Deepti Bharthur
Research Associate, IT for Change
Deepti has a PhD in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She heads and supports research projects at IT for Change. Her areas of focus includes ICT mediated engagement, e-governance and data regimes.
Harish Kumar
Senior Field Associate, Prakriye
Harish has a Diploma in Rural Development and Bachelors from KSOU, Mysore. He has been associated with Prakriye for the past seven years and monitors the Namma Mahithi Kendras (community tele center), mentoring young infomediaries. He also works on community media programs at Prakriye.
Nandini Chami
Senior Research Associate, IT for Change
At IT for Change, Nandini works on research projects in the areas of e-­governance and democracy, women's rights in the digital age and the political economy of ICTs for development. She also supports the field team at Prakriye.She holds a Masters' Degree in Urban and Rural Community Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Senior Field Associate, Prakriye
Shreeja has a Masters in Women's Studies from University of Mysore. She works on the Namma Mahiti Kendras and contributes to community media production at Prakriye. She also facilitates community meetings in the field.
Senior Technical support, Prakriye
Shabareesh has trained in hardware and networking from Jetking. He has completed his BA from the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU). His primarily role involves providing technical support at the community-run telecentres. He also engages in giving technical trainings to sakhis. He is passionate about free software and gets involved in the capacity-building workshops. He also contributes to film-making – editing, camera work, etc.
Suvarna H.C
Senior Field Associate, Prakriye
Suvarna has Masters in Non-Profit Management from the University of Mysore. She has worked with NGOs in the areas of health and research and HIV/AIDS intervention. At Prakriye, she supports the monitoring of information centers and infomediaries and facilitates community meetings in the field. She also works on production and voice rendering for Prakriye's community media projects.
Senior Field Associate, Prakriye
Somashekara has a Bachelors degree in Education and is pursuing his Masters in Psychology at KSOU, Mysore. He is involved in monitoring Namma Mahithi Kendras and infomediaries. He is also involved in Prarkriye's community media programs.
Tilak Rajkumar
Admin Support and Driver, Prakriye
Tilak is the official driver. He is also a talented cameraperson and contributes to the video component of the activities. He provides administrative assistance to the Prakriye team and takes care of logistics.