Ryan Lobo is an award winning filmmaker and photographer who has produced and shot more than 70 documentaries on subjects ranging from the Afghan drug trade, Papua New Guinean tribal rites to King Cobras and various photography projects for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His films have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, OWN and PBS among other networks. His photography and writing have been featured in numerous publications and his limited edition prints are present in many collections. A TED speaker, Ryan Lobo has co-produced the 2011 Sundance film festival award winning film, “The Redemption of General Butt Naked”. Ryan owns Mad Monitor Productions, a film and photo Production Company based in Bangalore and is soon to be a published author with Bloomsbury UK.
Dr Daya Prasad Kulkarni, MD.
Dr Dayaprasad G Kulkarni – a medical doctor, public health specialist, entrepreneur, artist and development consultant; founded Doctors For Seva Arogya Foundation – a flexible micro volunteering platform for doctors to provide free healthcare services to over 100000 underserved beneficiaries in 7 countries. He has also set up the Global Health Volunteer Alliance, a not for profit company in the US, having a network of over 25,000 medical professionals. He is a medical graduate working for the last ten years at the community level with vulnerable, marginalized and underserved populations. In 2007, after completing his Masters in Clinical Research from the UK, he founded Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation, a multimedia NGO, working in the field of health and education. He is also the founder of Handbloom, a socio-bio-ethical enterprise, which brings together diverse eco-friendly, biodegradable products made by communities and individuals who are highly vulnerable in society and are presently not self-sustained.
Dr Dayaprasad is an Erasmus Mundus Fellow, an APLP Fellow from the East West Centre, Hawaii, USA and Common Purpose Navigator Fellow, UK. He has previously worked with International organizations like the Wellcome Trust, MSF, PSI, HIVAIDS Alliance, University of Manitoba. He also serves as the Scientific Advisor for the Confederation of NGO’s of Rural India with over 15,000 members. As Senior Assistant Professor at the Trans-Disciplinary University in Bangalore he is the Program Director of the Study Abroad program and teaches “Introduction to Global Public Health, Complimentary and Integrative medicine” and “Humanities in Medical Education in India”. He has done over 25 theatre productions, 1 feature film, 3 short films, animation videos and several sustainability, entrepreneurship, leadership training and Organizational development workshops. Currently, Dr Dayaprasad is working towards creating a common pool of human resources working in the developmental sector. This pool will be a source of knowledge, data and expertise capable of providing support and help to any individual or organization needing it. He is also developing a leadership program for primary healthcare workers in Low and Middle income countries.