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Ms. Rohini Nanadan Nilekani

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Email: r***@***.org
599, 12 Main Road HAL 2nd Stage Indiranagar
Bengaluru , Karnataka 560008

Company Description: Arghyam is an Indian public charitable foundation setup with an endowment from Rohini Nilekani, working in the water and sanitation sector since 2005. 'Arghyam' is...   more

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B. Tech degree
    Indian Institute of Technology
  • postgraduate diploma , mass communications
    St. Xavier's College
  • undergraduate degree , French literature
    Elphinstone College.
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The Foundation, chaired by Mrs. Rohini Nilekani promotes participation, research and action in good governance across a wide range of sectors in India. ARGHYAM was set up in 2001 as a philanthropic fund from the personal assets of Ms Rohini Nilekani to nurture initiatives in health, education, ecology, the arts and public governance. In the past three years ARGHYAM has disbursed approximately Rs 10 million each year to various individuals and organizations working in these fields. This grant of Rs 10 million to ATREE is ARGHYAM's biggest single grant to date.
The grant from ARGHYAM Foundation will support an Endowed Fellow at the Center. The grant will also fund interdisciplinary research and action in conservation planning and management of natural resources, particularly water resources and biological diversity; develop decentralized, participatory models of co-management of natural resources; contribute to effective policy and good governance based on an understanding of the interactions between humans and their biological and physical surroundings; and strengthen the involvement of civil society in conservation.
Mrs. Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson of ARGHYAM says, "We at ARGHYAM are proud to set up a partnership with ATREE which has done seminal work in ecology research.
Mrs. Rohini Nilekani , President, ARGHYAM Foundation is the new Executive Board Member of ATREE from September 15, 2004.
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**Ms. Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Arghyam Foundation, Chairperson, Pratham Books, Bengaluru, India, rohini(at)arghyam(dot)org
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Ms. Rohini Nilekani, President, Arghyam Foundation, suggested that the portal is not just about technology but about deepening democracy through participation. A new generation of netizens, she said, will be the future creator of social contracts that rely on such tools as the Biodiversity Portal.
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Rohini Nilekani has provided funding support to Avantika Foundation, and has supported our work with Gram Panchayats since its inception. Rohini is a noted philanthropist in the development sphere and the Founder-Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she set up to work on water and sanitation issues in India. An ex-journalist and author, Rohini has been deeply involved with development issues and is a strong champion of decentralized local governance. Rohini sits on the Board of ATREE, and is also on the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India. Rohini has authored a novel -"Stillborn" - and also a non-fiction account of dialogues she moderated between social and corporate leaders called "Uncommon Ground". Under the pseudonym Noni, she has also written several books for young children.
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