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Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, CIVICUS is an international alliance of civil society organisations established in 1993 to further the foundation, growth and protection of citizen action throughout the world. In just over 10 years of existenc...
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brings with him over 20 years of experience in communications and media.
has spent the last seven years in the development sector, most of which were with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement -- as the Regional Communications Manager for South Asia
In the Red Cross, he has worked with the ICRC in conflict situations and with the International Federation during many natural disasters.
Before joining MIA, Devendra was the Communications and Media Manager of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, where he was based in Johannesburg (South Africa).
He has also worked with several leading print and online media organizations as a writer and editor.
has studied communications studies and also undergone a short programme in International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law.
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Devendra Tak:Communications & Media Manager
Devendra Tak is an Indian citizen who joined CIVICUS in November 2008.
In a career spanning 20 years, he worked with leading Indian print and online media organisations including The Times of India, the Indian Express and Business India.
He also published a travel and lifestyle monthly magazine, called Signature, for Citibank Diners Club.
For over four years, he worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in their communication departments.
As Regional Communications Manager with the International Federation he oversaw communications across eight countries in South Asia.
His most challenging assignment was when the biggest disaster of 2007, Cyclone SIDR, struck Bangladesh.
Another important assignment was in Kashmir, where he coordinated the launch of a novel educational programme for schoolchildren called 'Exploring Humanitarian Law'.
He has studied Advertising and Marketing following his B.A. and has also undertaken studies in International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Refugee Law.