Dr. Kamal Kar (Chairman)
Dr. Kar, a specialist in livestock production, agriculture and natural resources, is widely regarded as the pioneer of CLTS. He has done pioneering work in the Indian subcontinent and has introduced CLTS in more than 51 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition to his long association with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK, he is also associated with a number of international development sector organisations, such as DRG of WHO, WASRAG of Rotary International, etc. He has a number of publications on health, sanitation, agriculture and natural resources to his credit. He has also published a Hand Book and Trainers’ Guide on CLTS, which have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Bengali, Bahasa Indonesia, and other languages.
Deepak Sanan ( Member, Management Committee)
Mr Deepak Sanan, is an officer of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), and is currently Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, India. He was instrumental in the introduction of CLTS in a number of states in India including Himachal Pradesh. He has worked with the Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of the World Bank and has published on a variety subjects related to sanitation as well as other public policy issues.
Dipankar Datta ( Member, Management Committee)
Mr Dipankar Datta is an international development professional and aid worker. He started his career in 1995 with Proshika – A Centre for Human Development. In late 1997 he joined Concern and most recently, he served as Assistant Country Director and Country Director in Kenya and India respectively with Concern Worldwide. He was appointed as Trocaire’s Country Director for India in February 2013. He has a long-standing interest in livelihoods security of the extremely poor with a special focus on governance.
Swati Kar (Trustee), Member, Management Committee
Ms Swati Kar is a post graduate in Sanskrit from the University of Calcutta. She has over 20 years of experience in rural development with a special interest in the cultural aspects of tribal rural Bengal. She has translated many books and articles including the Handbook on Community-Led Total Sanitation into Bengali for the benefit of the vernacular readers in India and Bangladesh. She has been associated with the journey of the CLTS approach since its inception in Bangladesh in 2000.
Theresa McDonnell Friström ( Member, Management Committee)
Holds an M.Sc. (Econ) from Swansea University, Wales; and Diplomas in Social Policy and Administration (Swansea University), Human Resource Management (IMI/Trinity College Dublin), and Disaster Management (Dhaka University, Bangladesh). She researched Social Performance Management in Microfinance at University College Dublin (UCD) and studied Swedish at Lund University.She has also co-hosted CLTS Workshops in participatory skills and tools with Dr. Kamal Kar in Uganda (1996-98), Cambodia (2002-2005), Ethiopia (2006-2008)
Anindya Paul (Trustee), Member, Management Committee
Mr Anindya Paul has extensive experience in advertising and marketing working with traditional and innovative media in India. He is the Director, Planning & Creative of the prestigious communication agency TCP Advertising in Kolkata. He has helped build the media and communication channels of the Foundation since its inception. Mr Paul also leads the advocacy efforts of CLTS approach at the national level along with Dr Kar.