Dr. Chandidas Mukherjee, MA, PhD, former Principal of a Degree College and Secretary, MANT. More than 35 years of experience in teaching and managing educational and development institutions, specialist in IEC (Information, Education, Communication), Communication for Development (C4D), Environmental Sanitation and Life Enrichment Education. A specialist in using – writing, directing, and acting – the medium of street play for building up community awareness vital to the survival of the rural poor. He is instrumental in introducing various extension programmes in collaboration with NGOs and GOs for building up a youth force aspiring to achieve a life skill style for a better rural societal set up. He has been nominated as an Expert Member of District Child Protection Society, Purulia District.
Executive Director, MANT
Ms. Papiya Sen having long 30 years of experience in social work especially in the field of Reproductive and Child Health Programme, Gender Issue, AIDS Prevention and Basic Health. Under her leadership number of training programmes for the PRI members, MLAs were organized in the state for a decade or so. She was the lead of advocacy programme for the Member of the Legislative Assembly on HIV/AIDS Prevention implemented in collaboration with West Bengal Legislative Assembly and West Bengal State AIDS Prevention and Control Society, Government of West Bengal DURING 2004 to 2011. She organized number of Exposure Visits of the members of the Local Self Governments (Union Parishad) of Bangladesh in collaboration with SIPRD, Governments of West Bengal. In addition, she also organized number of Capacity Building Programmes for the PRI members in almost all the districts of the state on Health and Development. With support from Population Council, New Delhi, a series of training needs assessments were conducted among the members of the PRIs under her leadership during 1996-1998. She also acted as external monitor of SIMAVI (Foreign Funding Agency of the Netherlands), and Voluntary Health Association of India. As external consultant she visited 27 NGOs of Eastern Uttar Pradesh for Pre-appraisal for the Mother NGO programme during 2003-2004. She was also visited Nagaland Voluntary Health Association, Kohima, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh Voluntary Health Association, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh and Impact Foundation of Bangladesh for organizing capacity building exercises for the staff members of the respective organizations. She evaluated the KHOJ Projects in three states- Jharkhand, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh implemented by NGOs with support from VHAI. She also evaluated the performance of Family Planning Association of India, Manipur Branch one Mother NGO. She has worked in 29 slums for improving health and development of people living in Kolkata. She is experienced in networking and coordinating various endeavours of NGOs and GOs. She was a Member of State Advisory Commitee for the purpose of Pre- Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex- Selection) Act. 1994. She is looking after MANT as the administrative head for last 13 years during which MANT has become a prominent state-level NGO after crossing over many milestones.
Mr. Nirmalya Mukhopadhyay--1
Mr. Nirmalya Mukherjee, Masters in Social Work, and Master of Public Health (from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand), working as Director (Planning and Technical Head) for last 13 years has commendable experience and expertise in the issues related to Public Health Administration, Health Literacy, women empowerment, micro-finance, Reproductive and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Micro–Planning, NGO-PRI interface, etc. Experienced as leader in conducting researches and has written many a paper published in reputed journals and edited a Book and prepared many printed IEC materials as part of IEC campaigns on various subjects. He is in-charge of tribal health and tobacco control programmes and was the convener of National Seminar Achieving Healthy Tribal community India, held in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 25th and 26th September 2013 with support from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and USAID.