Our Governing Board
Our board is made up of five individuals with expertise in rights and environmental advocacy and free and open source software.
Sunil Abraham. Sunil is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), in Bangalore. He is the founder of Mahiti, a social enterprise aiming to reduce the cost and complexity of information and communication technology for the voluntary sector by using free software. Sunil continues to serve on the board of Mahiti. He is an Ashoka fellow and was elected for a Sarai FLOSS fellowship. For three years, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2007 - 2008, he managed ENRAP an electronic network of International Fund for Agricultural Development projects in the Asia-Pacific, facilitated and co-funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada.
RAVI AGARWAL. Ravi is the founding director of Toxics Link, an Indian environmental NGO working on areas of chemical safety, toxics and waste.Over the past 14 years, Ravi and his group have played a key role, as civil society actors, to help formulate polices and regulations including those relating to bio medical waste, municipal solid waste and hazardous waste, besides implementing several best practice models on the ground. Ravi is part of several standards and regulatory committees in the Government, and participates in UNEP, IFCS, WHO forums and International conventions, at various committees and panels. He has been awarded the IFCS Special Recognition Award (2008) and the prestigious Ashoka fellowship, and writes regularly on environmental issues in the media and journals. He is also a well known and accomplished photo-artist, and has published two photo books.
Andrew Anderson. Andrew has been the Deputy Director of Front Line, the
International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, since 2003. Previously, he spent 13 years at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International as Director of the Campaigning and Crisis Response Program and then Director of the Africa Program. He holds an MA (Hons) in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from the City University Business School (London)