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? School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR) George Mason
University, Arlington, VA, USA, Graduate Student-MS Peace and Conflict
Resolution. Course work in Mexico on NAFTA and Trade regime. (2009-
? National Law School, University of India, Bangalore, Post Graduate
Diploma in Human Rights Law (2003-2004)
? Faculty of Communication and Journalism, M.S. University, Masters
in Communication Studies (2000-2002)
? Faculty of Science, M.S. University Baroda, Bachelors in Science (1993-96)
Courses from United Nations University (www.unu.edu)
? Post Graduate Course in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development and
United Nations System Pressing Issues and Sustainable Solutions, Tokyo, Japan (May- June 2009).
? Non-Violent Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Sustainable Peace Building and
Reconciliation, United Nations University- International Leadership Institute, Amman, Jordan.
www.la.unu.edu (Oct-Nov 2006).
? Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation and Sustainable Peace Building in Middle
East, Amman, Jordan (2008).
? International Humanitarian Laws and Refugee Laws, by International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)
and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2004
TRAININGS / WORKSHOP
? International Humanitarian Laws and Refugee Laws, by International Committee of Red Cross
(ICRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2004
? Fredskorpset’s Course at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand 2005.
? Research Methodology, Corporate Leadership and International Growth, Indian
Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM, A) 2002-2003.
? Conflict Transformation workshop (September 04), WISCOMP and Foundation for Universal
Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
? Regional Training and Consultation Workshop (RTCW) on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
organized by FORUM-ASIA and Brookings, USA 13 – 16 July 2006. Sri Lanka.
? ZED Policy, National Master Trainer, Ministry of MSME, Government of India (April
2018- till date)
? National Resource Person- Training and Capacity Building, National Skills Development
Program. (April 2016- till date)
Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Ltd. (GLPC) – General Manager, Capacity Building
and Institution Building (2013 to 2016) http://glpc.co.in/
Member of the State Rural Livelihood Mission Core Group for strategizing and implementation
of National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) in the state of Gujarat. Anchor, support and
facilitate technical support on NRLM, Rural Development.
State Nodal Officer for Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE-II) – Mahatma Gandhi
NREGA in Gujarat and Women Agriculture Empowerment Program.
Milestone Communications- Director, Corporate Partnerships, India (2011-2013)
As a specialist multidisciplinary firm, provide advisory and management services ensuring
organic integration of agriculture and social development with business processes.
Center for Social Science Research and ICAR- George Mason University, USA (2009-2010)
As Graduate Research Student, carry out research in wide range of qualitative research methods
including survey research, focus groups, interviews, analysis based on leading social indicators,
and the exploration of virtual world environments. Worked for Nepalese refugees from Bhutan
settled in Virginia and Maryland- USA. Research Associate: Narrative Study of Niger Delta
Conflict. Project under Prof Sara Cob and United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
Call for Justice- Director Training and Capacity building (1/2007-4/2009)
Fredskorpset’s (Peace Corps of Norway) South-South program (08/2005- 12/2006)
International Communication Specialist- DRM
As International Consultant-Tsunami Recovery Program, Mine Risk Education, Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) Provided technical support, in Disaster Relief, Rehabilitation to FK
funded NGOs and CBOs in Sri Lanka. Involve NGOs, and community in reconstruction
activities in Tsunami affected regions of Sri Lanka. Liaison with IFRC, SLRCS, UNDP and
Government of Sri Lanka, in various capacity building and training activities in Community
Based Disaster Management.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Program Officer (11/2003 to 05/2005)
Providing technical support to Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority in Community
Based Disaster Management Program (CBDMP), vulnerability, capacity analysis, mitigation and
Provide support in documentation of best practices, development of various training and
capacity building plans and program manuals (e.g. – First Aid and emergency help involving
Indian Red Cross) including its field testing for adoption at various levels.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Academic Associate/ Research Associate (2002 to
Assist faculty in their research, case writing, teaching exercise development and paper writing,
to learn such tools, techniques and software applications required for conducting high quality
research and apply the same as required by faculty member(s). To initiate research and case
writing projects under the guidance of faculty member(s). Support the faculty in their varied
academic activities, designing and developing modules, and academic tools.
? Associated with AIESEC, the world’s largest student organization (www.aiesec.org ) (1993-96)
? Volunteered for Kibbutz Program, in Israel, associated with BG Polymers A.C.A Ltd., an ISO 9001
company, as a part of International Youth Project. (2001).
? Jerusalem Peacemakers (www.jerusalempeacemakers.org ) is a network of independent interfaith
peacemakers’ humanitarians dedicated to crossing divides, encouraging understanding and bringing
people together. (2008)
? Friends of Israel Society, India (http://friendsofisrael.org.in/ ) (2001-2015)
Media/ Other Professional Experiences
? Jerusalem Peacemakers- Jerusalem- Israel (2008)
? The Invocation (www.theinvocation.com) a feature documentary about “GOD” around the world and
through Religion, Spirituality, Science, Politics, History and Arts; Production and Liaison in India
? Intern. Newsreader, bulletin producer (handling International Affairs beat), Eenadu TV (ETV) 2002
? Visiting Faculty- Faculty of Management Studies- M S University. Guest faculty at Indian Institute of
Management, Ahmedabad (IIM, A), Entrepreneurship Development of India (EDI), Amity Business
United States of America, Israel, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan and Mexico. Presented research papers at
conferences in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Jordan
1. “Peace and Conflict Management: Introspecting Vedic Literature” at International Conference on
World Peace, Ahmedabad, India; 29th Dec- 2 Jan 2004.
2. International Conference: Gender Mainstreaming & the Millennium Development Goals at
Islamabad, Pakistan. 28th March- 30th March 2005.
3. Arms Trade Treaty: Consultation & Training (March-05); Saferworld and Amnesty International.
4. International Conference on Environment and Disaster Management “Our Shrinking World”, 26 –
29 August 2005, Melaka, Malaysia. Presented paper on Disaster Management from South Asia’s
perspective amidst global environment change.
5. 2nd International Conference on Youth Empowerment and Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs), June-2006, City University, Hong Kong.
6. Regional Training and Consultation Workshop (RTCW) on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
organized by FORUM-ASIA and Brookings, USA 13 – 16 July 2006. Sri Lanka.
7. One Degree Asia Conference, on Youth and Sustainable Development, August 2006, Singapore.
Presented paper on Community Based Disaster Preparedness initiatives in South Asia.
8. Papers at International Conference on Education for Sustainable Peace and Democracy at Tantur,
Israel by Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (www.ipcri.org) Aug 2008. Titled
a. Gandhi Satyagraha and Sustainable Peace in the Middle East: Approaches to Conflict Transformation,
Peace and Reconciliation (Co-author- Rabbi Chaim Cohen of Rabbis for Human Rights).
b. Religion and Conflict Resolution in the Holy Land (Co-author Eliyahu McLean- Jerusalem Peacemakers, Sheikh
Abdul Aziz Bukhari and Canon Dr SN Shehadeh)
MEDALS AND ACCOLADES
? PRESIDENT’s SCOUT AWARD by the President of India, Shankar Dayal Sharma in recognition of
services to country and fellowmen as a Scout (Baden Powell Scout Movement). (1992)
? Profiled by The Times of India, towards my work in Israel and Palestine:
? Profiled by NewsX on neo-Gandhians http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1x01QhwSY
? FORUM-ASIA, Bangkok fellowship-The Foundation for Thailand Rural Reconstruction Movement
under Royal patronage of Thailand (Dec 2006 to March 2007). Worked on Human Rights issues on
Refugees and Internally Displaced in Thailand.
? Selected by The Rotary International for Rotary Peace Scholarship (2006-
08), to undertake research study on Peace and Conflict Resolution at
University of California, Berkeley, USA
? United Nations University fellowship to undertake International Course at
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