Our People

CBED has a team strength of over 40 members who are devoted to helping the communities in Uttarakhand.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

Andrew Carnegie

CBED Family

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Our Core Team

Mr. Anil Tyagi

Director

Anil has been involved in the development sector for the last 25 years. He holds a Masters in commerce and started his career as a community mobiliser in Deepalaya Plan Project. He was also associated with MAMTA-Health Institute for Mother and Child based in Delhi as Program Manager and implemented various projects related to Health and Development, Women Empowerment, Adolescent Development, and Reproductive and Child Health. In Uttarakhand he has worked with various esteemed organizations, like People’s Science Institute, Himmotthan Society, CEDAR. For the last 8 years he has been working on Rural Livelihood, Cooperative Management, Financial Management, Microfinance and Enterprise development in the Himalayas.

Upasana Joshi is a development professional with over ten years of experience in project management, community mobilization, donor engagement and fundraising. She has experience of working for International Agencies like International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and International Water Association. At CBED, she is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities pertaining to the Environment and Natural Resource Management domain.

Upasana Joshi

Senior Program Manager

Nandani Maithani

Project Manager

Nandani is a Postgraduate from Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun and has over 6 years working experience on various livelihood and environment projects. She has varied experience and interest in Biodiversity assessment, Impact of Climate Change on biodiversity, Inventory of flora and fauna etc.

Arjun has over 8 years of expertise in the agriculture sector. He has been associated with CBED since 2020 and is currently engaged as Agri Business Officer. He is a graduate in Horticulture from HNBGU Srinagar and a post graduate in Vegetable Science from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. Prior to working with CBED, Arjun has worked as a Senior Research Fellow at VPKAS, Almora, and field officer at Himalick Herbo Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

Arjun Singh Chaudhary

Agri Business Officer

Neeraj Baloni

Team Leader, Jaunpur.x

Neeraj is a development sector professional with a Masters in Horticulture and has a total work experience of 8 years in the social sectors. Currently Neeraj is working as a "Technical Agency Coordinator" in CBED, Dehradun with full time involvement in IFAD assisted ILSP project of Uttarakhand and is deployed in Jaunpur Block of District Tehri. Neeraj is actively involved in networking and liaising with the government bodies and other voluntary organizations. He takes care of community mobilization, evaluation and monitoring of the projects in the field.

Upendra has close to 7 years of experience in livelihood and marketing in different state government projects. He has been associated with CBED since 2015 in different capacities and is currently working as an agri-business expert. He holds a postgraduate degree in Sociology and has also completed his MBA. His expertise lies in building local institutions, development and marketing and establishing agri based enterprises. ​

Upendra Sajwan

Agri Business Expert

Kamleshwar Singh

Program Director

Kamleshwar has about 22 years of work experience in the development sector. He has worked on diverse themes such as Environment, Joint Forest Management, Watershed Development, livelihood, citizen participation and Democratic Local Governance (Rural and Urban) besides others. His job responsibilities gave him opportunities to work in many states across the country namely Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, MP, Bihar, Orissa U.P and Uttarakhand. At CBED, he is engaged with program conceptualization, project monitoring and evaluation and providing overall guidance to the staff.