Dr. Anjaiah Pandiri is a trained professional social worker with over 25 years of experience in development sector. Currently working as the Executive Director with CHILDLINE India Foundation, from September 2014, Dr. Anjaiah has an excellent track record in organizational development, fund raising, team building, and has been taking up several responsibilities at the state and national level.
He holds a Ph.D in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Before joining CIF, he was associated with reputed international NGOs like Action Aid and Save the Children where as a State Head, Senior Manager and National Thematic Leader, he provided overall leadership and strategic direction with a programmatic perspective, capacity building, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and budgeting of large scale development programs and policy advocacy in a human rights framework at the state and national level.
He strengthened collaborations and engagements with various Government Departments such as the Department of Women and Child Welfare, Rajiv Vidya Mission, SCERT and the Department of Labour. He promoted, facilitated and built networks and alliances among NGOs, campaign groups and social movements, teachers unions and SMC federations.
He had worked on wide range of issues – poverty, social exclusion, land and livelihood rights, Dalit rights, tribal rights, fisher folk rights, child rights, child protection, inclusive education and children and persons with disabilities, health and nutrition, child centered disaster risk reduction and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) etc. and had been giving valuable contributions to the development sector of India.