"We can choose to be
affected by the world or we can
choose to affect the world"

- Heidi Wills


Advit Foundation (www.advit.org) is a not for profit development organization, working on Conservation of Environment Resources and Livelihood Enhancement. Advit Foundation has sought to conserve the environment and empower communities through its Water Centred Design for Life where people can manage behaviour and ecosystems to live sustainably.

Advit set up the Solar Information Centre at The National Institute of Solar Energy Gwal pahari under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GoI. Is a training partner with the Skill Council for Green Jobs and NSDC, GoI for Solar Electronics and runs a solar training centre with HARTRON. Advit was the state nodal partner managing the Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park in Gurgaon for Haryana Government from 2009 - 2015.

Our environmental resources are not infinite. Therefore, at Advit Foundation, our endeavour is to explore endless possibilities and solutions for their conservation. Our initiatives are focused on conservation of water and access to clean energy, overall socio economic development of the poor, skill upgradation and entrepreneurship trainings and holistic village development. This is achieved unleashing traditional knowledge, identification of new technology and improved communication tools to undertake environment awareness and conservation initiatives.

Advit team closely works on skill up-gradation for climate change adaptation with communities as well as farm-based livelihood organisations. Advit has set up a rural skill training centre, Aarohan, in village Pachala in Phagi block in Jaipur District of Rajasthan where more than 100 women are trained every month. In a country like India where poverty, lack of nutrients, post-harvest losses, and gender inequality still prevails in the agricultural sector, it is important to address the issues with a promising approach and technology to create an economically aligned community

Our team

Charu Jain

Managing Trustee

An environment and livelihood specialist with in-depth experience in domains of water management, with special focus on gender and environment conservation

Dr. Thilotham R Kolanu


Environment and Sustainability Specialist. A social development expert with in-depth experience in domains of carbon management, energy and environment. As an environmental policy researcher, Kolanu has a combination of experience, and skills in policy aspects, programme design and implementation, research and consultancy.

Tanmay Kumar Dey


Tanmay is the technical hand managing the solar installations at the Advit, conducting practical solar trainings and undertaking field surveys for industries interested to install solar power systems.

Sameer Guleria


Revathi R


Preeti Monga

Chief People Officer

An instrumentation engineer with a MBA in Human Resources and a degree in Law. Is associated part time with Advit.

Dr. Nidhi Prabhakar

Project coordinator

A botanist with extensive experience in reaserch. Is very passionate about soil health rejuvenation and is also a passionate trainer at community level.

Field team

Prahlad Singh


Shailesh Pisalkar

Maharashtra and Telangana

Jitendra Singh


Advisory board

Samit Jain

Managing Director, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Sanjay Prakash

Architect and Eco-Designer, Sanjay Prakash & Associates

Prof. Pawanexh Kohli

Founding CEO, National centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), Govt. of India

Dr PN Vasanti

Director General, Centre for Media Studies

Our partners

  • IKEA Trading South Asia
  • Monsoon Accessorize
  • H&M
  • Coca Cola
  • Applied Materials
  • LeasePlan
  • Gati
  • Good Weave
  • Yum Foods
  • Max India Life Insurance
  • Pernod Ricard India
  • Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance
  • Hinduja Foundation
Government & Semi
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GoI
  • Rural Electrification of India (RECL)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
International Organisations
  • Ford Foundation
  • German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)


Training Partner awards

  • Green Skill Sector Council and NSDC, GoI for Solar Electronics.
  • HARTRON (Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd.) for Solar.
  • TISS Mumbai B.Voc on Solar Electrical

Advit Foundation is empaneled with TISS CSR Hub.

Advit Foundation is empaneled with NGO darpan and the National CSR Hub of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, MCA.

Empaneled with Skill Council for Green Jobs.

Awarded the first CII beyond the Fence Project award for an industry in Rajasthan in 2009.

Impact Award for Skill Development

  • Awarded at the Impact Conclave by Sambodhi in partnership with Bill and Melinda gates Foundation, SIDBI, YES Bank in 2016.

Managing Partner Awards

  • Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) from 2009-2015.
  • Centre of Excellence on Solar Electronics at National Institute of Solar Energy, MNRE, Govt. of India.