Primary producer communities dependent on off farm/ creative manufacturing, forests and oceans are struggling to survive the second wave of the pandemic. A multi sectoral engagement of grass root organisations can alone catalyze the activation of a coordinated Emergency Response system that can transition to Economic Recovery.
What we do
Covid Livelihoods Coalition - CoLive aims to protect, recover and rebuild lives and livelihoods across 500,000 families in 10,000 villages in India. Industree Foundation is the voluntary secretariat for Colive. Convened by Industree, the coalition comprises highly dedicated and dynamic frontline organizations in India. CoLive is tiered on two of India’s largest existing Covid response collectives to co-create and collaborate on immediate responses and building the foundation for Resilience.
Meet Our Partners
Meet Our Advisors
Mirai Chatterjee is the Director of the Social Security Team at Self-Employed Women’s Association, (SEWA). She is also Chairperson of the SEWA Cooperative Federation of 106 women’s primary cooperatives and responsible for SEWA’s health care, childcare and insurance programmes. She joined SEWA in 1984 and was its General Secretary after its Founder, Ela Bhatt.
Ms Chatterjee serves as Chairperson of the global informal workers and policy-makers network, WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalising and Organising), and on the Boards of several organizations, including the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Save the Children, PRADAN and now the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She was conferred the Global Achievement award by the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
Ashwin Naik is an author and award-winning entrepreneur. He is widely regarded as the go-to expert on Affordable Healthcare Innovation, Scaling Social Impact, and Mental Wellbeing at Work. As an entrepreneur he has started multiple healthcare organisations - Manah Wellness (Platform for Preventive Mental health), Let’s Talk (Helpline for Mental Health Support during COVID19), Vaatsalya (India’s first rural hospital's network), Seraniti (India’s first integrated mental health organization, acquired by Curefit) and We Scale Impact (Global Health Consulting).
Jeroo Billimoria is the founder of several innovative and award-winning NGOs and has over twenty years’ experience running systems change organizations as a Skoll awardee, an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow. Among her previous organisations are Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), Aflatoun International, Childline India and Child Helpline International, which have facilitated meaningful change in financial inclusion of youth in over 160 countries and created a global movement for protection of children and youth active in more than 181 countries. Jeroo is now founder of One Family Foundation which incubates social innovations and applies the systems change methodology to help organizations scale. As of June 2019, One Family Foundation is anchoring Catalyst 2030, initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social entrepreneurs. It aims to accelerate progress towards the SDGs by radically transforming social innovation ecosystems and driving systems change interventions at the country level.
Gita Ram is Co-founder of Industree Foundation and Industree Crafts Pvt Ltd. She has been working in the craft sector for several years and has a rich expertise in technical issues. She has been working as a volunteer with The Crafts Council of India for over 30 years and is currently the Chairman. She was with Madras Craft Foundation and has helped set up Dakshinachitra the Heritage Center outside Chennai. She has also worked extensively on revival of languishing crafts, organized technical trainings and skill up gradation camps for
artisans. Gita has served in advisory capacity and on senior positions in organizations dedicated to development and promotion of crafts at various State levels and national levels. She is currently the Managing Trustee of the Gandhigram Khadi and Village Industries Trust.
Sanjay Kalra is an Entrepreneur-at-Large, in pursuit of the next discontinuity. His recent projects have been in leveraging tech for healthcare, rural skilling and distribution chains, corporate governance and mentoring. Till recently, he was Chairman of Shiv Nadar & Sanjay Kalra Associates, a US Health Tech focussed buy-out fund. Earlier he was the CEO of Tech Mahindra, served on the Board of Directors of Mahindra Satyam and was a member of the Global Executive Board of Mahindra and Mahindra. Mr. Kalra served as an Executive Vice President at HCL Technologies and was the CEO of DSL Software. His past experiences are in leveraging talent, capital and markets to turn around businesses, acquisitions, joint ventures, leading high growth businesses and engineering teams, nurturing start-ups and IPOs. He is an IIT Delhi Alumnus and the recipient of the Alumni award for National Development in 2007.
A Social Investor, Shiv Kumar has 30 years of experience in solving complex social problems, in India and internationally. A post-graduate in Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), he is the co-founder of the Catalyst Group of institutions, consisting of six organisations that further the health and wealth of the marginalised communities. He has incubated and supported over 200+ community organisations and social enterprises as well as failed adequately. He travels extensively in India and 30 other countries for work. He plays roles as required - Advisor, technical support provider, institution builder, mentor, team leader, facilitator and coach. He is passionate about communities, collaboratives, institutions, human behaviour, partnerships, technology, governance; in addition to being a foodie, techi and cyclist.