Our Team

Vikrant Mahajan

Vikrant Mahajan

Chief Executive Officer,
Sphere India

Vikrant is CEO of Sphere India. He comes with 24 years of versatile professional experience having worked across sectors with Government, UN, NGOs, Corporates, Academia and Armed Forces. He is a passionate humanitarian and have been on the front line of most disasters in India and the region over nearly two decades. He also been very active on Global and national policy forums and represents on several inter agency forums and board of many organisations. He comes with a multi-disciplinary background in Engineering, Public Administration, Organisation Behaviour and Law. He is a Certified Project Management Professional from PMI, Black Belt Six Sigma, Master Trainer on CHS, Sphere and other such standards. He is an experienced facilitator for consensus building and is passionate about building multi stakeholder collaberations for larger impact.

Saikhom Kennedy

Saikhom Kennedy

Senior Manager - Operations,
Sphere India

Mr. Saikhom Kennedy is a humanitarian and development professional with over 11 years of diverse program and operational experience, having facilitated the development and strengthening of Inter-Agency Groups by developing strategic partnerships with State Governments, Humanitarian agencies, and CBOs, in different states across India; and led Inter-Agency Coordination including coordinating Joint Rapid Need Assessments for more than 15 emergencies in India; supported development and revision of state and district disaster management plans among many other advocacy works. A globally accredited and certified trainer (TOT) for age and disability inclusion in humanitarian action & standards (ADCAP), Sphere, and CHS Standards, he has been supporting sectoral coordination for essential humanitarian sectors during emergencies. He has been leading Sphere India Operations for the last 3 years, which include monitoring various program implementations, ensuring donor reporting, and organisational compliances.   

Nupur Tyagi

Nupur Tyagi

Manager- Program Implementation 
Sphere India

Nupur Tyagi, a seasoned professional with over 5 years of experience in architecture, urban planning, policy analysis and disaster resilience, currently serves as the Manager-Program Implementation at Sphere India, overseeing comprehensive project and program implementation across diverse verticals in the organization. Having previously led the Research and Development and Knowledge and Capacity Sharing Portfolio, she successfully executed multiple research projects, training programs and developed training modules. She is an Architect and holds a Master's degree in Planning (Urban Planning) from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, and a PG Diploma in Urban Environment Management and Law from the National Law University, Delhi. Skilled in various technical tools, including AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign and Microsoft Office, Nupur is a proficient professional with expertise in documentation, strategic planning, critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication.

Mishel Mohan

Mishel Mohan

Manager- Knowledge & Capacity Sharing 
Sphere India

Ms. Mishel Mohan is a climate researcher and analyst with a strong focus on climate adaptation, disaster governance, risk reduction, and resilience. For the last two of years, she has been leading the capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing for disaster and climate resilience of humanitarian sector actors with Sphere India.  She has also been leading the documentation of knowledge resources for the network, including best practice documentation, monthly bulletins, and other knowledge products. Her efforts have significantly contributed to the collective understanding and dissemination of innovative strategies and practices in disaster risk reduction and climate resilience for Sphere India network

Altamash

Altamash Khan

Manager- Inter Agency Coordination  
Sphere India

Hannah Kezia Jose is a development professional with a background in project management and community development. Holding a Master's degree in Development Studies, she has gained extensive experience in various roles, including program coordination, stakeholder management, and training facilitation. Her work has primarily focused on mobilizing and leading training initiatives in tribal communities and civil society organizations, covering areas such as life skills and mental health using broad-based advocacy. Additionally, she has facilitated community capacity building efforts, promoting self-advocacy, democratic participation, and rural development led by communities. With a collaborative approach and strategic planning skills, she has effectively managed diverse projects and built partnerships with NGOs, government bodies, and private sector entities. Currently, she serves as the coordinator for the Sphere India Academy platform at Sphere India, where she oversees the organization of engaging webinars and panel discussions. These events aim to bring together subject matter experts to exchange experiences, discuss best practices, and explore innovative solutions in various aspects of disaster management.

Utkarsh

Utkarsh Dwivedi 

Deputy Manager- Advocacy and Information Management  
Sphere India

Utkarsh Dwivedi is currently the Deputy Manager of Advocacy and Information Management at Sphere India, a national coalition of Indian humanitarian organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Faculty of Architecture and Planning in Lucknow and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Amity University in Uttar Pradesh. At Sphere India, Utkarsh has developed tools to enhance joint humanitarian responses, including Inter-Agency coordination tools like 3W maps and GIS maps for the Northeast Refugee situation. He has also contributed to developing assessment and monitoring tools, collecting and analyzing data for Post Distribution Monitoring and Multi-Sectoral Joint Needs Assessments. Utkarsh has led data collection and analysis for several Joint Rapid Needs Assessments (JRNAs), including the 2023 Manipur Crisis, Biparjoy cyclone, Michaung Cyclone, Remal Cyclone etc.. Over the past 1.5 years, he has significantly contributed to research, assessments, data analysis, and documentation at Sphere India and led the coordination of the Shelter and Urban Resilience Committee, including revising the Handbook for Multisectoral Coordination for Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Shelter Sector.

Hannah Kezia Jose

Hannah Kezia Jose

Program Coordinator, Sphere India Academy 
Sphere India

Hannah Kezia Jose is a development professional with a background in project management and community development. Holding a Master's degree in Development Studies, she has gained extensive experience in various roles, including program coordination, stakeholder management, and training facilitation. Her work has primarily focused on mobilizing and leading training initiatives in tribal communities and civil society organizations, covering areas such as life skills and mental health using broad-based advocacy. Additionally, she has facilitated community capacity building efforts, promoting self-advocacy, democratic participation, and rural development led by communities. With a collaborative approach and strategic planning skills, she has effectively managed diverse projects and built partnerships with NGOs, government bodies, and private sector entities. Currently, she serves as the coordinator for the Sphere India Academy platform at Sphere India, where she oversees the organization of engaging webinars and panel discussions. These events aim to bring together subject matter experts to exchange experiences, discuss best practices, and explore innovative solutions in various aspects of disaster management.

Vishnu

Vishnu P

Program Coordinator, Inter Agency Coordination,
Sphere India

Vishnu P is a Program Coordinator at Sphere India, bringing a wealth of experience in disaster management and a strong aptitude for communication and coordination. Since joining Sphere India in July 2022, he has actively engaged in various aspects of disaster response, including participating in Joint Rapid Need Assessments, conducting training sessions and workshops, and preparing situational reports for emergencies. Prior to this role, Vishnu gained valuable experience as an intern at the District Disaster Management Authority in Wayanad and as a Research and Documentation Associate Intern at Vibrant Community Action Network. His expertise in managing websites, creating GIS maps, and coordinating with stakeholders during emergencies highlights his comprehensive skill set. With a strong educational background, including an MSc in Disaster Management from Pondicherry University and ongoing studies for a PG Diploma in Geo Informatics from IGNOU, Vishnu is committed to enhancing disaster resilience and management.

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