Our Team

The Sharnam team is multidisciplinary and professionals coming with rich work experience, having varying professional backgrounds. It consists of people with backgrounds in Health, Education, Water & Sanitation, Natural Resource Management, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Project Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Planning, etc.

The team has wide ranging experience of working in various parts of India in providing consulting and advisory services. Sharnam has extensive field experience in development projects across various themes, supported by a variety of institutions.

Each assignment is the responsibility of a made-to-order task force (including specialized consultants as required), which is co-coordinated by one of the core team members

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Mr Sharaf Abbas Khan


Sharaf personifies Sharnam’s commitment to high quality of deliverables. Through his experience in a variety of operating roles with esteemed organizations like, OXFAM, SAHARA, CARE, DKT, etc. He has built a reputation in the Development sector for his exceptional ability to identify and build new opportunities and nurture long-term relationships.

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Ms Ratna Khare

National Program Manager

Ratna’s Core competence include Capacity building of different social groups and developing target specific learning material, career counselling, strengthening institutions of local self-governance. Ratna has been associated with some of the prominent social sector organizations including CRS and PFI, prior to joining Sharnam.

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Mr Akhilesh Srivastava

Program Manager

A vibrant performance-driven health professional with 24 years of rich combined expertise in knowledge management, capacity building, advocacy, operation management, project planning and review. Akhilesh has also worked with renowned organization like ZYDUS CADILA, ALEMBIC, HELIOS and TARA in several states of India.

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Arvind Narain Mishra, IAS (Retired)

Governance and Public Finance

A 1997 batch IAS officer, retired in 2015, Mr Mishra possess commendable amount of working experience across different sectors. Whereas he has worked in the departments of Finance, Secretariat Administration, Higher education, National integration, Health & Family Welfare and Planning at senior level.

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VPS Saroha

Public Finance

He has been Member of IVth State Finance Commission and has been Instrumental in suggesting measures for distribution of the net proceeds of taxes, duties, tools and fees leviable by the State, analysed the revenue resources of the State Government and the demands.

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Padmaja Nair

Water and Sanitation

A social policy planning and institutional development specialist with over 30 years of experience in India; a development economist and urban planner by training she has cross sectoral expertise with a focus on sectors like water, sanitation, urban development and livelihood.

tulika saxena

Dr Tulika Saxena

Gender Equality

Seasoned and dynamic gender resource professional with a distinguished career in executing multi-faceted projects encompassing Gender Mainstreaming & Sensitizing, Women Empowerment, Gender Based Violence (Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment), Nutrition and Reproductive Health. Had done her Phd. from Australian National University, Canberra.

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G Javed Rasool

Associate Consultant

Javed comes with a strong background in Sociology, Natural resource management and WASH He has worked in programmes supported by organisations such as Overseas Development Institute, DFID, CRS, Action Aid, OXFAM, CASA & IWMI, and contributed to functional areas like Concurrent Monitoring, Evaluation, Impact assessment, Review and programme planning.

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Priyangbada Mandal

Associate Consultant

Mandal has a strong background in Economics and Public Systems management, complemented by intense exposure to rural development programmes and projects. He has worked with the DFID supported Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme in Bihar and has excellent credentials in MIS design, M&E system development and installation.

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Dr Manju Katoch

Monitoring and Evaluation

An experienced professional with 24 years of work experience in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Program Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Research, advocacy, and capacity building. Demonstrated expertise across development issues and sectors - gender, health, education, governance, adolescents, sanitation, natural resource management, etc.

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Shazia Fatima

Program Coordinator

An Arts graduate from the University of Lucknow, Shazia is passionate about working for the vulnerable sections of the society especially the elderly. She has been handling a major program named extended Support Program, meant for the senior citizens, operated under the aegis of Sharanm.

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Rakesh Kumar Srivastava

Associate Consultant

An Arts graduate, Rakesh has been providing support through supportive supervision and monitoring of field projects. He commands a great knowledge of the local level social dynamics, which plays an important role in overseeing the Surveys, FGDs and Interviews of the respective respondents for specific assignments.