Green for me means to create inclusive spaces for critical dialogue and a diversity of thought
Marion Regina Mueller
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Marion Regina Mueller is the country director of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung India Office in Delhi since January 2018. With an educational background in Socio Cultural Studies and Arts as well as Gender, Governance and Development she has worked with international and local NGOs and government institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan since 1999. She has joined the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in 2005 and has represented the foundation also in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Engaging with local communities, civil society, think tanks and government representatives her thematic focus has been on ecology and resource politics, strengthening of women's and human rights, supporting of women's political representation, good governance and strengthening of peace processes. Core of her work has been to include the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders into political dialogue and participatory decision making, especially those of local communities, women and minorities.
Being Green is compelling….To be a thinker, diligently conscience of my impacts on Earth, our only Home. We need to care, an awful lot …to be able to celebrate the color of the Earth, a Glorious Green!”
Shalini Yog Shah
Deputy Director & Programme Coordinator, Democracy & Society (Gender) and India International (Global)
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Shalini Yog Shah is Deputy Director at the India office of the Foundation. She is responsible for the Programme on Democracy & Society (Gender) and India International (Global). The programme works with civil society and think tanks to engage on gender and equity dimensions of public policy, democratize decision making and foster sustainable development.
She has been working as a development professional in India and South Asia since the past 15 years and has sector experience on policy and research work. At the Foundation, she has been responsible for a diverse set of portfolio ranging from projects on climate policy; sustainable livelihoods; inter-religious dialogue; democracy and conflict; gender and trade; macro-economic policy and gender; and global India.
Earlier at PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia) she has worked on “Strengthening Urban Governance” by working with elected representatives on capacity building and town planning measures. At INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural heritage), she was closely involved in projects of “natural heritage conservation and developed” and many an urban and regional “blueprints on water harvesting”.
Green for me is a promotion of democratic and environmental awareness with an inclusive voice of every member of the society.
Programme Coordinator, Democracy & Society (Minorities) and India International (Regional)
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Mr. Chok Tsering has joined the Heinrich Boll Foundation in August 2015 as a Programme Cooridinator for the Democracy & Society (Minorities) and India International (Regional) component. He was previously a research associate and programme coordinator at the Foundation for Non-Violent Alternatives, New Delhi. Chok has completed his M.Phil from Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
Green for me espouses a state of equitable, just and sustainable being of people, communities and environment on our shared planet.
Programme Coordinator, Resources & Sustainable Development Programme
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Ms Sadia Sohail joined the Heinrich Böll Foundation India Office in June 2015 as a Coordinator for the Resources & Sustainable Development Programme. The programme works with civil society and think tanks to engage on issues of resource equity and governance, energy transition and broadening of the debate on alternative development pathways in India.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Sadia was working as a Senior Research Associate at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) a public interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi. She was a part of Training and Community Support team at CSE and was responsible for carrying out policy research and capacity building. Her areas of research included environmental governance and waste management with e-waste being an area where she specialises. She was involved in capacity building of environmental regulators such as State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and environmental professionals from India as well as South Asia on compliance, monitoring and enforcement, best practices in environmental governance and other contemporary issues.
Sadia is a Masters in environmental studies from the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.
Green for me is a colour signifying the healthier and sustainable ecosystem with fairly equal distribution of opportunities to all.
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Ms. Shikha Gulati has joined the Heinrich Böll Foundation - India Office in November 2010 as Finance Coordinator.
She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has obtained her Bachelors of Commerce Degree from University of Delhi.
She has working experience of 5 years in Corporate Sector. Prior to HBF, she was working with a Consultancy Firm with focus on Management Consultancy, Corporate Finance, preparation of financial budgets and projections.
Green to me signifies a 'positive greed' for 'growth', 'goodwill, 'glory' and 'gratitude'. It is the colour of earth and therefore, symbolic of all the inherent and beautiful qualities of Nature.
Head of Administration
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Raghavan has joined the Heinrich Böll Foundation in April 2006 as Secretary cum Administrator and is heading the admin team. Prior to joining the Foundation, Raghavan has brought more than ten years of work experience both from developmental sector and corporate sector as well.
Prior to being with Heinrich Böll Foundation, he has worked as Executive Assistant to director ‘Centre for Science and Environment’ (CSE).
Raghavan holds a Masters of Arts degree in Public Administration from Annamalai University, Chennai. He also holds a diploma in computer applications from CMC Ltd, Delhi.
Green means to Identify the Essentials, Eliminates the rest. It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with contented mind.
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Yasmeen has joined Heinrich Böll Stiftung - India Office in September 2018 as Finance Officer. Before joining hbs,
Green for me is promoting discussions around environment, democratic rights and equality.
Green for me is creating awareness about environmental conservation.