Prof Kalpana Sarathy is currently Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati, Assam. Her work & interest areas lie in the areas of Health and Mental Health, Gender and Sexuality, Disability, Social Work across Life Span and Research through Qualitative and Participatory Research Methods. She is committed to the cause of children and their rights and strongly believes in children’s participation.
J. B. Oli has over 20 years of experience in programme implementation and policy advocacy for children in India; having worked in non-government and government organisations in different roles and responsibilities.
Prior to joining Butterflies, he worked as a Senior Technical Expert in National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India. He also worked with Childline India Foundation leading their advocacy and training. After completing his Masters in Social Work he began his career in a national alliance of organisations, academicians, practitioners and individuals working for children with an aim to promote, protect and advocate for children’s rights in the country.
His forte is child protection, programme management and monitoring and evaluation.
An avid reader, Oli has also worked on laws legislations and policies on children, international human rights laws and is often credited for his team building skills.