Dr Rukmini Rao, is the Chairperson/ Co-ordinator of South Asia Advisory Board (SAAB) of AEA International – South Asia.
Rukmini Rao is a social and rural development activist working with women at many levels of Indian Society but particularly with the poor, underpriviledged and vulnerable. She has had prestigious fellowships in India, Australia, Europe and China. She has also participated in many International Conferences, Seminars and workshops on women's issues and development education all over the world with organisations such as the ILO, the UN, NGO and world women's forums and other international organisations.
Dr. Ganesh N. Devy, Aide et Action International-South Asia Board Member
An activist for the rights of Adivasis and nomadic and denotified tribes of India, Dr. Devy is the founder trustee of the National Adivasi Academy. He is the recipient of the Prince Clause Award from the Government of the Netherlands for his innovative thinking on the rights of indigenous communities.
Dr. Kedar B. Mathema, Aide et Action International-South Asia Board Member
Dr. Mathema is the former vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University and former ambassador of Nepal to Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. He is one of the leading thinkers of Nepal and a respected critic of various development and democracy efforts in the country.
Dr. Rajiva Wijesinha, Aide et Action International-South Asia Board Member
Dr. Wijesinha is the former secretary general of the Peace Secretariat of Sri Lanka. A former professor of English from Sabaragamua University of Sri Lanka, Dr. Wijesinha is currently a nominated member of Parliament in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Mitha Lal Mehta, Aide et Action International-South Asia Board Member
The former chief secretary of the government of Rajasthan, Mr. Mehta is known for his contribution to the education and development sector. His efforts made many government programmes more accessible through changes in their designs and on the policy level.