Kaushik Deb joined WTI in December 2009 and has since been working at Valmiki Tiger Reserve where his core responsibilities entail spreading awareness and alternatives among communities dwelling around a much degraded and pressurised forest land due to encroachment and other human activities.
Born in the village of Bagbahar Basti in Cachar District, Kaushik
exhibited a love for nature and respect for human dignity since childhood.
began by engaging in social welfare and tried to help people suffering due to natural disasters like floods and travails of an unequal social milieu.
After receiving a Post Graduate in Sociology from the Assam University, Kaushik was involved with the Rainbow Sporting Club and Deshbandhu Club where he strived to promote the concept of SHGs (self help groups) in order to empower improve the economic and socio-political conditions of women.
In 2006, he
was selected as an intern for the National Center
for Advocacy study (NCAS), Pune.
was part of several campaigns like Hawkers Livelihood Rights, Campaign against Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and received the opportunity to interact with various other organisations.
He was placed in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh for field work and here he worked with Jagrut Adivasi Dalits Sanghatan.