Regional Coordinator: Mr. Dillip Pattanaik
Executive Director of Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA) based in Bhubaneswar, India. Dillip, with a degree in rural development, has been involved in the initiative to skill up gradation of young women engineers and scientists in India and beyond for over more than 14 years. He has been supporting Women in Science & Engineering (WISE India) being its Vice President, with the objective of promoting women engineers and scientists across the country and its sub-continent. He is also the Board of Director of INWES – Education and Research Institute (INWES-ERI) and represent the Asia region. Besides WISE India, Dillip has also been associated with many national and international alliances, organizations, institutions and carried out many study research, projects and programs on gender equality and equity, sustainable development, action at the front line, basic education etc. He has been relentlessly pursuing research and action for upliftment of rural and isolated communities through various developmental activities promoting and disseminating affordable technologies. He is currently leading ‘Views from the Front Line – 2019’, the innovative project of Global Network of CSOs for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) as its National Coordinating Organization.