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SANJAY GANGWAR
Director, Program & Evaluation , Non Govt Funding Foundation
Gurugram, Haryana
Director Program & Evaluation with a leading funding foundation looking after about 60 Programs in disability, healthcare, education and livelihood & directly implementing Little Hearts & Cochlear Implant Programs at THF. Also handled a handloom program in rural Kumaon aimed at generating sustainable livelihood along with Govt of Uttarakhand.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
Professional Experience:
As Director, Program & Evaluation for North and West of India (including NCR) was responsible along with the team to oversee around 61 projects in disability, education, healthcare and livelihood( farm & non-farm) domains.
The role involved working very closely with the Govt by way of formal MsoU, tripartite agreements between the Govt, the implementing partner and The Hans Foundation. The methodology demanded identification of low HDI geographical areas based on Govt data and identifying partner NGOs in the area to undertake programs ( one year pilot and then three to five years programs).
Along with my team then conduct due diligence , both programmatic & financial and recommend for funding . Due diligence included checking various parameters and visits( about two per year min), inspection of documents, interaction with earlier or future proposed beneficiaries , with the local Govt body and officials to understand their role & involvement. Liaison with PRI officials and base line primary data if available needs to be studied. Leverage of Govt schemes remained a key focus in all projects.

Disability: Projects in disability focussed on inclusivity, de-institutionalisation of mental illness, employment generation and building sustainability. All range of disability was covered across states under my responsibility and involved very close partnership with National Trust and concerned ministries in the govt. The aim at the macro level being inclusive education and employment generation.

Education: In partnership with state education departments focussed on addressing primary school education in rural areas for girl child education, address school drop outs, hygiene and sanitation in schools, MDM scheme implementation facilitation, MGML focus and assisting children in attaining age appropriate learning. Also at college level scholarships to poor girls for professional study- linked to performance and sincerity of attendance and mix of PD and scholastic aspects.

Healthcare: Planned , executed and monitored running of about 17 MMUs( Mobile medical units) to reach the underserved areas. At Govt Medical College , Haldwani undertook support for critical cancer treatment machines for poor patients. Planned the construction and operationalisation of PHC in Punjab in coordination with State Govt and implementing partner. Aimed at generating health seeking behaviour in villagers by spreading awareness and leveraging/ advocacy for govt mechanisms.

Livelihood: This being the aim of all programs in development sector is the key- followed by appropriate education and healthcare. This activity involved increased income generation by way of agriculture intervention through watershed management in some projects. In others it involved rejuvenation of rivers through community participation, or through market linkages for handloom products. All involving close liaison with govt and all stakeholders. Some programs focussed on livestock facilitation, capac
Education:
Completed BE(Hons) Mech Engg & MSc(Hons)Physics from BITS Pilani in 1985. In the Armed Forces I have undergone all mandatory training and have undergone MTech equivalent course in Mech Engg with specific reference to heavy vehicles.
Undertook a PGDBM at FORE School of Management as part of the resettlement process prior to voluntarily retiring from the Army.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-gangwar-968b7a56
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