Our team

Workplace diversity

At C3, we have a diverse workforce representing different regions, communities and linguistic categories. Women have a strong and leadership presence in our team: they hold over 70% of senior management and board members positions in the organization.

Equal opportunity employer

C3 is an equal opportunity employer. It does not harbour or encourage any biases on the basis of gender, race, colour, caste, religious creed, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disabilities. The policy applies not only to recruitment and hiring practices, but also to placements, promotions, transfers, pay scales and terminations.

Management

  • Dr. Aparajita Gogoi
    Dr. Aparajita Gogoi Executive Director
    Dr. Aparajita Gogoi
    Dr. Aparajita Gogoi Executive Director

    With almost three decades of experience in designing and implementing programs and advocacy campaigns and defining approaches and strategies for policy issues in population, Aparajita is at the heart of C3’s vision and goal. She is also the National Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood/India (WRAI) and a former elected member of the Board of the Global WRA. Aparajita has been accorded recognition globally for her work -- she was feted as one of 20 women achievers in healthcare by Modern Magazine in 2009. In 2010, at the "Women: Inspiration and Enterprise” Symposium hosted in New York by Sarah Brown, Donna Karen and Arian Huffington, Aparajita was given the WIE Humanitarian Award. In 2011, The Guardian, UK, marked International Women’s Day by selecting her as one of the 100 most inspiring women in the world.

  • Arun Kumar
    Arun Kumar Director - Operations
    Arun Kumar
    Arun Kumar Director - Operations

    Arun plays a key role in coordinating and managing C3’s organizational systems and functions, including finance, human resources, IT and administration, and is responsible for ensuring smooth day-to-day operations. He has worked earlier in Development Alternatives and Winrock International.

  • Madhu Joshi
    Madhu Joshi Sr. Advisor - Gender Equity and Governance
    Madhu Joshi
    Madhu Joshi Sr. Advisor - Gender Equity and Governance

    Madhu leads interventions in advocacy and implementation that are focused on political empowerment of women in the Panchayat system, addressing gender-based violence, and ensuring accountability and quality of care in reproductive health services. She has worked with international agencies including Oxfam GB, UN Women and CEDPA at the South Asian and national levels. Her thematic expertise extends across a range of gender issues, including violence against women, women’s political empowerment, sexual and reproductive health and gender and social inclusion.

  • Mercy Manoranjini
    Mercy Manoranjini Sr. Advisor - Monitoring and Evaluation
    Mercy Manoranjini
    Mercy Manoranjini Sr. Advisor - Monitoring and Evaluation

    Mercy leads our M&E portfolio and evidence-based programing. She is involved in developing tools, guidelines, Monitoring Information Systems, reporting formats, etc. and implementation of M&E activities which includes quality monitoring, compilation, analysis and use of data for decision-making. She started her career as a bio-statistician with CMC in Vellore, and has worked with organizations such as CARE India, World Vision and Mathematica Policy Research.

  • Dr. Leila Varkey
    Dr. Leila Varkey Sr. Advisor - Reproductive Health and Rights
    Dr. Leila Varkey
    Dr. Leila Varkey Sr. Advisor - Reproductive Health and Rights

    Leila leads programs at C3 that establish the principles of community participation and respectful care in family planning. She has over 27 years of post-doctoral experience as a researcher and is a noted advocate for maternal-newborn and child health. She has worked as a Public Health Nurse in rural Madhya Pradesh and in the slums of Delhi, and has been a consultant with USAID’s MCHIP, Intrahealth, Vistaar, MCHSTAR and PactCRH. Currently, Leila also lends her expertise on national advocacy to the White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI).

  • Joygopal Podder
    Joygopal Podder Sr. Advisor - Fundraising
    Joygopal Podder
    Joygopal Podder Sr. Advisor - Fundraising

    Joygopal, a gold medallist in law from the University of Delhi, believes India is on the brink of a watershed moment in charitable donations. He is determined to drive joint action at C3 towards change, supported by responsible corporates and the people. Before joining C3, Joygopal headed fundraising functions at HelpAge, SOS Children’s Villages, ActionAid and Public Health Foundation of India. He was a Forbes India Celebrity Author in 2014.

  • Dilip Sarwate
    Dilip Sarwate State Head - Chhattisgarh
    Dilip Sarwate
    Dilip Sarwate State Head - Chhattisgarh

    Dilip is responsible for leading, guiding and mentoring the different project teams in Chhattisgarh to ensure that C3 standards of implementation are met. He is a Post-graduate with specialization in statistics, and holds over 30 years of experience of working on maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition. Dilip has handled different portfolios at the state and district levels.

  • Sanjay Kumar Paul
    Sanjay Kumar Paul State Head - Jharkhand
    Sanjay Kumar Paul
    Sanjay Kumar Paul State Head - Jharkhand

    Sanjay leads the C3 programs in Jharkhand, and is also the State Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance, Jharkhand (WRAJ). He has over 24 years of experience in the development sector and an expertise in working with government systems on maternal and child health programs. He also provides leadership to the WRAJ network’s advocacy initiatives for ensuring accountability to improve the lives of women and girls, by bettering the quality of care in reproductive, maternal and child health services.

  • Sandeep Ojha
    Sandeep Ojha State Head - Bihar
    Sandeep Ojha
    Sandeep Ojha State Head - Bihar

    Sandeep is a Post-graduate in rural management and development and has 17 years of experience in the field of youth development, adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence and family planning. Sandeep leads the C3 team in Bihar, and spearheads project development and execution in the state. He also plays a key role in advocating for C3’s vision and mission along with establishing liaison with various stakeholders in the state.

  • Ashok Kumar Nayak
    Ashok Kumar Nayak State Head- Odisha
    Ashok Kumar Nayak
    Ashok Kumar Nayak State Head- Odisha

    With over 24 years of experience in Public Health working on reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health and rights, Ashok leads the C3, Odisha team. He holds Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) and Social Work (MSW) and has previously worked with UNFPA and CARE, India. At C3, Ashok works on strengthening our reproductive health programs, adolescent health programs including Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), maternal health programs like Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to improve the health and well being of girls and women in the state.

  • Mohammed Ziauddin,
    Mohammed Ziauddin Sr. Manager - Girls’ Education and Development
    Mohammed Ziauddin,
    Mohammed Ziauddin Sr. Manager - Girls’ Education and Development

    Ziauddin has been instrumental in expanding and deepening the youth portfolio at C3 and positioning our school-based adolescence education programme -- Udaan -- as one of the largest and most successful life-skills education interventions in India. Currently, Zia works with the four state governments of Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, as well as C3’s other collaborative partners, to take the work on girls’ education and development forward. Zia holds a Post-graduate degree in economics and social work and has been working with adolescents and youth for over 19 years.

  • Anuragini Nagar
    Anuragini Nagar Sr. Manager - Strategic Investment: Youth
    Anuragini Nagar
    Anuragini Nagar Sr. Manager - Strategic Investment: Youth

    Anuragini is responsible for keeping the organization updated on current trends, needs and gaps with respect to adolescent girls in India. She leads the execution of our youth programs focused on adolescents who are out of school. Anurgaini’s work experience with national and international organizations spans over two decades and across a number of diverse thematic areas – from pre-school education and agriculture to maternal health and child nutrition and disaster preparedness and response.

  • Mohammad Ahsan
    Mohammad Ahsan Manager - Reproductive Health and Rights
    Mohammad Ahsan
    Mohammad Ahsan Manager - Reproductive Health and Rights (RHR)

    Ahsan manages the RHR projects at the national and state levels. His expertise lies in implementation of large-scale programs, technical and financial know-how, monitoring and documentation, and state-level coordination with key stakeholders such as government departments, partner NGOs and the media. Ahsan holds a Masters degree in rural management and has over 15 years of experience working with leading national and international organizations in the areas of environment, health, women’s empowerment, nutrition and family planning and program monitoring and evaluation.

  • Richa Sundra
    Richa Sundra Manager - Small Grants
    Richa Sundra
    Richa Sundra Manager - Small Grants

    Richa looks after the C3 Unniti Small Grants Program that provides financial and technical support to grassroots organisations which have a novel approach towards creating opportunities aimed at transforming the lives of women and girls. With a highly personalised approach, C3 becomes co-travellers with its partners. The Small Grants Program, working with over 100 NGOs, has supported more than 500 projects in 15 states. The program is based on the micro-philanthropic model, with the focus on areas such as education, sustainable livelihoods, health, sports and self-defence and leadership skills.

Team members