Kakoli Roy joined the Council on Energy, Environment and Water as an Executive Assistant to CEO in the Foresight team.
She formerly worked in Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) as a Senior Coordinator, Access to Justice programme along with that working as an Executive Assistant to the International Director in their New Delhi Office. With a mindset to bring a change in the community, for the last 16 years she has been working in the NGO sector on versatile social issues like Women’s Empowerment, Human Trafficking, Prisoner’s Rights, Community Development, Health, Livelihood, Education of Children and Women, etc.
During her 11 years of tenure in CHRI, she worked on Administrative, HR-related, Project tasks etc. She coordinated and networked with Ministries / Embassies /Judicial/Police Department/Prison Departments/ Stakeholders/ CSOs (Domestic and International)/ Funders/ Board Members of CHRI. She visited and inspected different prisons of India and interacted with more than 600 inmates to provide their legal rights. She also handled urgent action desks and handled cases of 700 inmates with different Embassies and different stakeholders. She worked on two different studies like Community Participation in Prisons - a civil society perspective and Rehabilitation of prisoners for Pan India.
One of her published report in CHRI as Co-author- Report- Key to Transparency - Your Guide to using the Right to Information Act, 2005 to collect data about Indian Prisons (CHRI).
Prior to CHRI, she worked as a Manager (Admn.) in STOP NGO (Stop Trafficking and Oppression of Children & Women), Delhi. During her 5 years’ tenure and also one of the Governing Body Board Members of Ramola Bhar Charitable Trust –STOP NGO.
She completed her graduation in B. Com from the University of Delhi. She engaged herself in voluntary work for the vulnerable women / children, travelling and gardening. Her stress buster is travelling. She loves to listen to music. Through her journey at The Council, she wants to learn new techniques that would strengthen her skill set, and knowledge on current climate change scenarios, contribute to the organisation’s growth and use the platform provided to spread awareness about climate change and its seriousness globally.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam