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About Us

Our Vision: A world in which children, women and marginalised people enjoy equal opportunity, contributing to sustainable living.

Our Mission: We serve clients who serve children, women and marginalised communities for realising the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Adhrit Development Consultancy (ADC) founded in New Delhi (India) in 2022 is a registered consultancy firm under the Partnership Act, 1932. We are also registered under Government of India’s MSME and GST laws. We offer international humanitarian and development program management services.

We, at Adhrit Development Consultancy, are a group of well experienced (15+ years) professionals from development and humanitarian sectors. We believe in supporting and enhancing the lives of the marginalised and vulnerable people, especially children, women, men and people living with disability. Our approach is inclusive with focus on child rights, disability, gender equality and local leadership.

Our members offer technical and professional services to NGOs, INGOs, UN Agencies, CSR foundations, institutions, academicians etc. Coming together a consultancy firm, the services we offer include - but not limited to - digitisation of program management information; end-to-end program cycle management (needs assessment, project planning including budgeting, monitoring system, evaluation and learning); documentation, training and mentoring to program leads and managers.

At Adhrit Development Consultancy, we can help you conceptualise development initiatives, build resilience and capacity of people and communities to enhance the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised groups such as women, children and persons with disability. Further, ADC has a pool of expertise with immense knowledge and strong network of partnerships to deliver outcomes to diverse stakeholders across the globe.

Our Team


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Kavya Vani

Kavya is a senior consultant with more than 16 years of experience in humanitarian and development programs. Her experience includes multi-states humanitarian aid emergency response; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change; bonded labour; women and child development; education; health; child protection; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in India. Her expertise also includes research, documentation and project formulation.

Master of Social Work from School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore (India), Kavya has led numerous teams in emergencies with international NGOs, UNICEF, and district and state governments across India. Her detailed profile is at LinkedIn.

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Ghanshyam Jethwa

Ghanshyam is a senior leader for 15 years with a total 30 years of experience in social sector. He has led and facilitated Strategic Plans worth more than $100 million (INR 740 crore) and partnership with over 200 organisations, contributing positive impact on 100 million children, women and men. He has mentored and managed multi-national multi-disciplinary teams of more than 500 leaders, managers and technical as well as medical experts in three countries - India, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. His experience includes emergency and development programs, especially child rights, public health and WASH, with integration of cross-cutting themes such as child protection, disability and gender equality. His expertise also includes research, documentation, policy strengthening, training and capacity building.

MBA from University of Liverpool, UK, Ghanshyam’s experience includes working with Aga Khan Rural Support Program India, Caritas India, Oxfam Great Britain, Save the Children Australia and UNICEF India. His detailed profile is at LinkedIn.

Core Team

Our core team includes the two co-founders and following two members.

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Manish Jain

Manish is a development and disaster management professional with 30 years of experience in India and other countries (Afghanistan, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea and Sudan). His expertise includes designing and executing country program strategies, leading and managing country programs with focus on disasters, development and policy advocacy, especially related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, WASH, human trafficking, gender and natural resources. He has experience of managing programs directly as well as through partner organisations. Manish also specialises in research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, policy analysis and advocacy.

Master of Science from University of Oxford, UK, Manish has worked as Country Director with international NGOs, leading and managing international teams in humanitarian and development programs management. He has also worked with bilateral agencies and Consulting Firms. His detailed profile is at LinkedIn.

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Dr. Prahalad Kumar Rana

Dr. Rana is a senior leader, manager and trainer with 24 years of experience in health sector. He has led and managed humanitarian emergency programs, especially health programs management in India and abroad (Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan and Sri Lanka). He has expertise in Community-based health, Public Health, HIV and AIDS, Life Skills Development for People living with HIV and AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), and training and capacity building of health personnel.

A medical doctor working as freelance health program consultant, Dr. Rana has worked with IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies) as Health Delegate and Health Coordinator. Dr. Rana has also worked with Save the Children Australia, Merlin UK and Indian Red Cross Society managing various emergency and development programs. His detailed profile is at LinkedIn.


We invite similar professionals like us to join us in serving our clients who serve millions of children, women and men locally and globally, aiming at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and beyond.

Our Clients

Our team members have served the following organisations

International Organisations

Save the Children
Red Cross

National Organisations

Aga Khan Rural Support Program India
Caritas India
Concern India Foundation
Gram Vikas Trust
SELCO Foundation

Services Offered

Our services include humanitarian emergency and development program service with added advantage of digitisation for increased effectiveness and efficiency.

We offer end-to-end program cycle management services, starting from needs assessment to project planning, budgeting, monitoring system set up, program evaluation, and learning. Our services include:

ADC has a pool of expertise with immense knowledge and strong network of partnerships to deliver outcomes to diverse stakeholders across the globe. Our members offer technical and professional services to NGOs, INGOs, UN Agencies, CSR foundations, institutions and academicians.

We also encourage similar professionals like us to be part of our team to offer value added services.

  • Documentation - programmatic reports, case stories and impact study
  • Research and feasibility studies
  • Project proposal development
  • Digitisation of program monitoring and management information
  • Monitoring system
  • Program Evaluation
  • Training and capacity building
  • Training manuals and guidelines
  • Organisation Development
  • Tailor-made HR and Administrative Information Management software
  • Fund raising strategy

Areas of Work Includes


Anti-human trafficking
Livelihood and Resilience
Natural Resource Management
Shelter / Housing
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


Child Development / Child Rights
Gender Equality
Women Empowerment
Disability Inclusion
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

Resources We Offer

Guidelines on program management, organisational management etc.
Information on humanitarian and development programs

Project/Program Management System software
Web portals for the NGOs

Contact Us

Kavya Vani, Bangalore,, +91 95910 45454

Ghanshyam Jethwa, New Delhi,, +91 98255 90914