Firoz Syed, Westworld Enterprises Ltd.
Homa Mansoor, Medecins Sans Frontieres (India)
Iqbal Ahmad: “I am a journalist by profession, presently working in BBC World Service out of its Delhi Bureau office. Before joining this, I was working with the Govt of India. I worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA, GOI) from 1997 to 2004. I resigned from the service as I thought I would be able to contribute a bit more while I am outside it. I really don’t know what extra I could achieve, but yeah I do try to do something for the community in whatever limited capacity I could do. And I completely identify myself with the goals and objectives of MISAAL and that’s why I am associated with it the moment Sajjad bhai shared with me about MISAAL. I am also associated with PEHCHAN, an organization working with the school dropout girls in Jaitpur area near Kalindi Kunj, South Delhi. I also organize a discussion based program called Guftgu every alternate Saturday under the banner of Jamia Collective in Jamia area. Academically I have Masters in History from Jamia Millia Islamia and LLB from Delhi University’s Law Faculty.”
Imteyaz Siddiqui, ISA SRL Italy (India) ltd.
Khalid Ansari, Glocal University, Saharanpur
Mohd Tarique, an Ashoka Fellow, is a graduate in Political Science from Hindu College and Masters in Social Work from TISS. He founded Koshish, TISS Field Action Project on Homelessness and Destitution in 2006. Tarique has been part of several committees, at Central government including Member, Special Committee constituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt of India; Member, Working Group, National Urban Health Mission and Planning Commission’s Sub committee on Strengthening Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions. Tarique has been part of Law drafting committees (on destitution) constituted by the States of Maharashtra and Delhi, apart from reviewing the Bihar law and preparingan alternative draft. Currently, he is drafting ‘State Policy on Destitution’ for Bihar state. Firm believer of youth energy, Tarique engages extensively with young people. He has also authored and co authored academic papers and research studies on the issues of Urban Poverty.
Rajan Singh, Action Aid India, UP State office, Lucknow
Safdar Ali (MA, LLB) is a Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Specialist, currently works with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has been involved in various human rights initiatives especially on dalits and minorities. Safdar believes in creating community leaders among minority communities for social change. He supports Misaal to built leadership among minority youths.
Sajjad Hassan is a practitioner of institutional capacity building and a researcher on governance, pro-poor development and social inclusion. His professional experience of some 20 years spans public sector work – most of it in the IAS that he took premature retirement from – and supporting grassroots organisations, besides policy research and advocacy groups. He has a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, UK, and has published books and peer-reviewed papers on social inclusion and pro-poor development. Sajjad founded Misaal in 2015, directs its working, and along with like-minded individuals and organisations is seeking to build Misaal up as an inclusive platform for minority rights capacity, research and advocacy.
Tahmina Laskar, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi
Taiyab Zia Ahmad, MtekPro, Ltd, New Delhi