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.


Programme Coordinator


Dinbandhu Vats is working with PAIRVI since 2012. He handles the Human Rights portfolio. His core areas of interest and works are advocating the human rights based approach to development, building the leadership for human rights protection and access to justice for all. A journalist by education he started his professional career as reporter in Pioneer, newspaper. After completing Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from University of Delhi, Mr. Vats did his Masters in Mass Communication from Uttarakhand Open University.


Programme Coordinator


Mr. Rajneesh has more than 10 years experience in Hindi journalism, cultural activism and publishing field. He did his Graduation in Hindi Literature from Jiwaji University, Gwalior (MP). Mr. Rajneesh is associated with PAIRVI since 2008 and has been actively involved in capacity building programmes, Campaign planning and other activities related to Human Rights programme. He executed a number of research studies on various issues. He also looks after publications brought out by the organisation.


Account & Admin. Officer


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.


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.




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