Mr Arnab Chakraborty is an agricultural economist with over 20 years’ experience working in PRADAN. Arnab is a member of PRADAN’s management committee and takes responsibility for spearheading the organization’s mission.
Arnab is responsible for the coordination of PRADAN input into the SIAGI project, in particular in the areas of gender, behavioural change communication, knowledge management, and stakeholder management.
Mr Alak Jana has over 20 years’ experience in rural development. Alak has widespread experience in community-led livelihood enhancement, in particular on the development of natural resource management-based farming systems. Alak’s key research area is the integration of water and soil for enhancing productivity, with a focus on participatory engagement.
Alak will provide specialist input into environmental and ecosystem analysis, and will contribute to the development of value chains.
Mr Subhankar Chakraborty is experienced in promoting and nurturing women-led collectives, through Integrated Natural Resource Management. Subhankar joined PRADAN’s leadership team in 2014 and coordinates the development of new initiatives.
Subhankar will facilitate on-ground arrangements in West Bengal and will contribute to the analysis of community based organisations.
Mr Mainak Biswas is experienced in promoting and nurturing women-led collectives and has focussed on community-led livelihood enhancement, through Integrated Natural Resource Management. Mainak joined PRADAN’s leadership team in 2014 and coordinates activities to achieve PRADAN’s mission.
Mainak will contribute to discussions around agriculture, risk management, and assisting farmers access new markets.