Nilesh Zagade (Project Officer)
Nilesh completed a master’s degree from Azim Premji University Bangalore in Public Policy and Governance. He completed graduation from Yashwantrao Chavan School of Social Work Satara, in social work. He joined AROEHAN in April 2023 as a project officer. Nilesh worked with Shantilal Muttha Foundation on the Government of Maharashtra’s Model School Programme, as a District Transformation Officer (DTO) to establish select government schools in districts as exemplary sites of learning. Nilesh worked as Block Mentor at the Entrepreneurship development institute of India (EDII). He worked for the implementation of the Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme. His role and responsibility for the creation of livelihood opportunities for the rural poor through non-farm enterprises. Also, he worked with Sulochana Thapar Foundation (Avantha Foundation) as a project officer. His roles and responsibilities for village level and Block level Nutrition Specific and Nutrition Sensitive department’s convergence. For that, he worked with selected Gram panchayats to improve nutrition outcomes. Also, he facilitated a capacity-building session for Panchayat Raj members.