About Us: Our Team...

Ajay K Jha


email: director@pairvi.org

Ajay Kumar Jha has more than 12 years experience in the development sector. A lawyer by education and training he is employed with Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India (PAIRVI). PAIRVI is capacity building and policy advocacy support organization working at the intersection of development and rights. He also coordinates a Pan Indian Collective known as Beyond Copenhagen, which is an initiative to promote sustainable development, and climate justice and equity. It works closely with local, national, regional (South Asia) and global campaigns, social movements and organizations on sustainable development policies and practices. The Coalition also engages in discussions with respect to international policy framework on sustainable development and climate change.

A development policy analyst, he has engaged extensively with issues of sustainable development, climate change, agriculture and food sovereignty, trade and trade in agriculture, human rights and human rights based approach to development. He has sound understanding of the scientific, political and social aspects of the policies and institutions and has interacted closely with many UN institutions including UNCSD, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNHRC and also the WTO and the UNCTAD. His interest areas are energy, sustainable agriculture, climate change, peoples and social movement, development and rights, equity and non-discrimination, democracy, accountability and governance. He follows major development in these areas at international, regional and national level. He has also worked on right to information, dalit rights and affirmative action, food and nutrition, access to justice and strengthening human rights infrastructure.


Dinbandhu Vats

Programme Coordinator

email: dinbandhu@pairvi.org

Mr. Dinbandhu Vats joined PAIRVI in 2012. After completing Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from University of Delhi, Mr. Vats did his Masters in Mass Communication from Uttarakhand Open University. His areas of interest are agriculture and food security. He has earlier worked with The Pioneer. He looks after partner relations.


Mairaj Fatima

Programme Coordinator

email: mairaj@pairvi.org

Ms. Mairaj Fatima has been working with PAIRVI since 2011. She is a graduate in Mass Media and Post Graduation in Development and Communication from AJKMCRC, Jamia University. In PAIRVI, she looks after Communication and Project Monitoring. She is also responsible for secretarial work of the organization.


Nirma Bora

Programme Coordinator

email: nirma@pairvi.org

Ms. Nirma Bora holds a doctorate in Political Science from university of Lucknow. Her prior experience has been in the education sector. In PAIRVI since 2012, she is working under the theme ‘climate change and sustainable agriculture’.


Prem Shankar Singh

Account & Admin. Officer

email: premshankar@pairvi.org

Mr. Singh joined Pairvi in November 2008. He has done his Masters in Commerce from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidya Pith, Varanasi. He takes care of administration & logistics, library, filing and correspondence along with the responsibility of the organization’s finance.


Amit Walia

Office Assistant

Mr. Walia has been taking care of office maintenance and hospitality, creating a cheerful and welcoming environment since 2004. He also ensures maintenance of correspondence and other such responsibilities.


Sunil Smith


Mr. Sunil Smith joined PAIRVI in 2010 He is a dexterous driver making possible for the office staff reach their destinations safely.