Director, Partnership building & alliance

Santosh Samal

Santosh has been an active figure in the field of social justice and development for over 28 years. He is the former executive Director of the Dalit Foundation- planning, developing, implementing and managing all programmes and grant making activities for the Foundation. Previously, he has worked for 10 years at the Indo-Global Social Service Society and has served as a consultant to Tides Foundation, Ford Foundation and South Asia Partnership. He has also conducted several evaluations and has coordinated many development based research programmes across the country. He is also a founding member of Foundation for Peace, a global network of foundations addressing peace and social justice. He is connected with many social justice foundations across the world and grassroot organizations in the country.