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

Meet our board

Every one of our team members is devoted to help the communities in Uttarakhand. 

Dr. S P Singh


(Former Vice Chancellor, Garhwal University)

Ms. Neha Chaturvedi

Vice President

(Development Expert)

Mr. Puran Bartwal


(Development Expert)

Mr. Anil Tyagi


(Development Expert)

Mr. Sanjay Gupta



Dr. Anil Srivastava


(Agriculture Scientist, Ex-Director VPKAS)

Mr. Rajesh Kumar


(Development Expert)

Our Core Team

Mr. Anil Tyagi


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.

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

Kamleshwar Singh

Program Director

Upasana Joshi

Senior Program Manager

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. ​

Nandini is a Postgraduate from Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun and has over 7 years working experience on various livelihood and environmental projects. At CBED, she is successfully conducting entrepreneurship training program, Agri Clinic and Agri Business (ACABC) Scheme of MANAGE Hyderabad (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare). She has varied experience and interest in Climate Change Adaptation, Biodiversity Assessment, Impact of Climate Change on biodiversity, Inventory of flora and fauna etc.

Nandini Maithani

Project Manager

Project Staff

Neeraj Baloni
Team Leader
Neeraj is a development sector professional with a Masters in Horticulture and has a total work experience of 8 years in the social sector. Currently, Neeraj is working as a "Team Leader" under UDWDP Phase-II, Project and deployed in Purola, Uttarkashi. Neeraj is actively involved in networking and liasioning with the government bodies and other voluntary organizations. He takes care of community mobilization, evaluation and monitoring of the projects in the field.
Sunil Prasad Gairola
Institutional Building Expert
Sunil’s expertise lies in Self Help Group/federation formation, facilitation of credit linkages and institutional development. He holds Master’s in Social Work and has been associated with CBED since 2020.
Upendra Sajwan
Agri Business Expert
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.
Dharm Singh
Field Staff
Dharam has been associated with CBED since 2011 and supports community mobilization.
Arun Singh Chaudhary
Agri Business Officer
Arjun has over 6 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 G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. Prior to working with CBED, Arun has worked as a Senior Research Fellow at VPKAS, Almora, and field officer at Himalick Herbo Health Care Pvt. Ltd.
Hari Shankar Nautiyal
Agriculture Expert
Hari has been associated with CBED since 2017 and provides technical support in project implementation. He holds a masters degree in Agriculture and has over 5 years of experience in agriculture technologies and farmers mobilization.
Dharmendra Singh
Dharmendra holds a Masters in Commerce and at CBED takes care of the accounts. He has been associated with CBED since 2015.
Amar Singh
Field Staff
Amar has over 5 years of experience in community mobilization and field facilitation. He has been associated with CBED since 2017 and helps in project implementation.
Laxmi Devi
Field Staff
Laxmi has been working with us since 2017 and supports the team in field implementation and community mobilization.