Programme Team

  • Finance and Administration: Our finance and administration team handles everything from bookkeeping to Board meeting preparation and ensures that operations are transparent and compliant with all government and donor requirements.  In addition to lending HIDF their expertise on software and systems, they also occasionally consult with other organisations that need assistance with financial or administrative practices.  
  • Programme Team: HIDF’s programme executives have experience in a diverse range of fields – including advocacy, programme administration, change facilitation, designing, and training – and in sectors of society ranging from children’s rights to the environment to education.  We have internal capacity to deliver programming in a number of Indian languages.
  • Executive Director: Haritha Sarma joined HIDF in 2000 as a programme executive and has an established reputation as a trainer and facilitator in gender, equity and community perspectives. He is also an expert in Natural Resource Management.  He rose to the position of Executive Director in 2009, and since then has overseen HIDF’s move into its office premises; sustained a few of the flagship initiatives of HIDF such as OCFP and has expanded its outreach and  organizational relevance.