1. Mekala Snehalatha


2. Association with Nischinta Charitable Trust: Joint Secretary and Trustee


3. Academic Degrees : Ph.D in Extension Education ( Rural Development)


4. Professional Background/Professional Experience:

  • Served as a social mobiliser for more than 10 years in watersheds and livelihoods program in Kurnool and Hyderabad promoting and empowering women and farmers groups
  • Worked as a lecturer at National Institute of Karnataka for 3 years teaching management to engineering graduates
  • Worked at Centre For Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad  contributing to research in water and sanitation sector for 5 years
  • Currently serving as Regional Advisor to Splash an international NGO and National Research Coordinator to community water plus project implemented by Cranfield University contributing to water and sanitation sector.
5. Research/Business promotion/Institutional development experience

  • Associated with CESS and State Government in coordinating and managing the field teams for undertaking research as well as to implement development programs
  • Communicating and convincing the stakeholders in all the rural development programs
  • Associated with various funding agencies and NGOs working in the rural development sector


6. Awards received or honorary positions held

Serving as a board member for APARD an NGO working in Kurnool


7. Membership in Professional/Research/Business Institutions


8. Brief Note on your association in Social Development/Corporate Social Responsibility issues

  • Born and brought up on a farm land witnessing the vulnerability  of the poor has attracted me to the development sector
  • Working in the social sector for the last 20 plus years given me an opportunity to understand the issues deeply and to contribute very little to the society
  • I have enrolled myself as a trustee in Nischinta with an aim to make the lives of elderly more meaningful and purposeful.