Dr. Bhuma Raman

Lead - Organizational Development

Ujjvala Krishna_Original

Ujjvala Krishna

Project Associate

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Salka Khan

Project Associate


Chitrakshi Shirke

Project and Communications Associate


Rujuta Ghadage

Lead Rural Housing


She has a background in economics and a strong interest in environmental and climate change research.Currently working at the INHAF as a Project Associate on the ongoing action-based research project ClimACT, with a focus on decarbonization, Participating in water bodies clean-up drives as a volunteer with the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI).

Has worked with various NGOs and organizations. Developed and delivered a research proposal on market economics 2030.Experienced in green social media content creation.  Raised funds and educated vulnerable community women about period poverty and eco-friendly sanitary products. Manages a personal blog on social media about environmental issues. Data and GIS enthusiast. Published research articles in the areas of environmental economics, eco-tourism, gender economics, and neuroeconomics.


Dr. Bhuma Raman,

Lead – Organizational Development

Dr. Bhuma is Lead-Organizational Development at INHAF. She is prominently associated with the Sustainable Urban Livelihood Project, and Webinar Book Series to be published by INHAF. With her academic bent of mind, research competency, organizational abilities, and communication skills, she is keen to place INHAF’s laudable initiatives in the public domain through greater engagement with policy makers, academic institutions, and society at large. She has been awarded a Doctorate degree in Economics by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune. She has ten years of experience teaching Economics at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. She also has expertise in instructing students in various courses in management institutes. She is currently associated with Pune Business School as a visiting faculty. She has published several papers in UGC approved journals, a couple of book chapters and a case study.

Ujjvala Krishna, 

An urban researcher Ujjvala (she/her) works in policy research around the built environment, climate change, and housing. An architect by training, a question that constantly aggravates her is how do people with the ability to negotiate with built environments, become critical voices in the socio-cultural urban setting. She is keen to explore connections between the built and policy, and negotiations between various systems involved in the process of design. 

Bindhu B. ,

She is an Architect & Urban Development researcher based in Chennai. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the MEASI Academy of Architecture, Chennai, and an MSc in Sustainable Urban Development & Humanitarian Architecture from UIC, Barcelona. She was a former SBI Youth for India fellow who worked closely with NGOs, Local Governments, and communities on sustainable rural development initiatives. She is working towards being a solution facilitator in the socio-spatial aspects of challenging environments, communities, and systems. Her strong passion to facilitate and empower communities, our environments, and the betterment of society has led her to adhere to the social and development sector. 



Joel Shelton Terrance,

Project Associate

Joel is a Social Work Professional based in Chennai. He graduated with a Bachelor in Science  (Mathematics) and a Master in Arts (Social Work) specializing in Community Development from Loyola College, Chennai. He has experience in policy research and working in deprived urban communities in various parts of Chennai. He is also certified through the CITI Program in Social & Behavioural Science IRB Human Subject Protection. He will be working toward Climate Change, Climate Justice, Building Networks, and Coordination with Governing bodies. He has a strong determination to work with deprived urban communities to enable them to access the facilities available to them.

G. Karthik,

Karthik is an aspiring policy professional with a penchant for data and specialises in research, data analysis and communication. Karthik is involved full time with the ClimACT Chennai initiative. He is currently working on deconstructing the planning process of the city through a climate lens by analysing the various development plans and control norms relevant to the City. In his free time, he is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, photographer, and an amateur writer.


Salka Khan,

Salka is an Urban Planner with close to 3 years of work experience. She has done her Bachelor’s in Planning from MANIT Bhopal. After graduation she worked with Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad on WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene) related projects and was also involved in the preparation of Development Strategy and Master plan for Hyderabad. She has also completed her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from SPA Bhopal in 2021 and worked as a Project associate at SPA on the Preparation of Master Plan for Greater Imphal. 

She joined INHAF in November 2022 as a Project Assistant for projects under Housing and Mobility Sector. Her work at INHAF includes editing and composing of existing Reports of INHAF on ‘Maharashtra’s Smart City Program’ and PMAY at national level and different states’ level and Data collection, Analysis and Report writing for a project in the Mobility Sector in Bhopal.


Chitrakshi Shirke,

Admin and Communications Associate-

Chitrakshi is an Architect and Urban Manager from Lucknow. She has studied Bachelors in Architecture from Amity University, Lucknow and Masters in Urban Management from CEPT University, Ahemdabad. She is keen on working towards improving local and urban issues through a management and design approach. Previously, she has worked at Prayas, Gandhinagar on social development projects related to financial literacy, adult education and primary education for children to strengthen rural communities. In her free time, she likes to do sketching, origami, and reading.

Rutuja Ghadage,

Lead Rural Housing

Rutuja is an Architect, Researcher, and Natural building enthusiast. She holds a degree in architecture from Vidhya Pratishthan’s School of Architecture, Baramati. She served as a SBI Youth for India fellow in 2022-23 where she worked with Samaj Pragati Sahayog in Madhya Pradesh on documenting the housing systems of tribal communities and conducted an experimentation with rammed earth technique. Her research interest mainly centers on rural areas, aiming for practical and sustainable solutions. She enjoys reading books, playing with her cat, and traveling and immersing herself in diverse cultures.