Shweta Tripathi, Director

Shweta Tripathi, Director

Shweta Tripathi has been working with social sector for over 15 years. With her extensive experience working with peoples’ organisations in India, presently she is co-heading (Co-Director) a not-for-profit organisation Society for Rural, Urban and Tribal Initiative (SRUTI). SRUTI runs a unique Fellowship Programme to provide support (financial and non-financial) to dedicated individuals, (or small groups), who have initiated community driven processes to work towards socio-economic opportunity, entitlements, justice and dignity for some of the most disadvantaged communities, in India’s most vulnerable districts. Through SRUTI, Shweta has been actively engaged with issues over natural resources (land, forest and water), education, governance, health and related challenges. Under the Fellowship Programme, Shweta has been active at various fronts including youth leadership trainings, research, perspective & capacity building processes, policy and legal advocacy with parliamentarians, media, civil society organisations, policy makers and other related stakeholders on various relevant and emerging issues in the grassroots and around country. She has been involved in the documentation of various grassroot initiatives and peoples’ movements on matters of natural resource rights and socio-economic concerns such as governance, Panchayati Raj Institutions, food security and gender. Moreover, she has specifically worked upon advocacy and campaign on land, forests, agriculture and education. Prior to SRUTI, Shweta has worked on issues – communalism, homelessness, urban poverty. She has also worked with student movements and has been an active student union leader while pursuing her post grads. She is done her post graduation (MA) and Master in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Comparative Literature. Believing in strengthening the socio-cultural diversity in India, she has worked with cultural committees since her graduation days and has been a representative at various national and international platforms. Her publications include subjects such as land, domestic labour, globalization, gender and education. She is interested in exploring research on and build further advocacy around land rights and agrarian reforms within the development paradigm.

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