Green Festival Speakers

Naik Banavathu


Naik Banavathu is General Manager of Global Exchange DC ; Virgina. Naik has nine years of progressive experience in the development nonprofit sector of India. This experience includes a rich background working to empower children, women and rural communities through community participation, decentralization, microfinance and education programs. Coupled with professional experience are two Masters in Art degrees, one in Social Anthropology, attained from Hyderabad University in India, and the other in International Development with a major in Public Policy and Management, attained from the Institute of Social Studies located in The Hague, the Netherlands. In addition, he has been actively involved in the fair trade sector for the last five years.