Ryan Lobo: Ryan Lobo is an award winning filmmaker and photographer. Ryan spoke about his photography at the TED conference, to a standing ovation. Ryan Lobo has co-produced the 2011. Sundance film festival award winning film ,“The Redemption of General Butt naked”, the story of a former African warlord and makes photographs and films for various organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Ryan owns Mad Monitor Productions, a film and photo Production Company based in Bangalore and has worked as a producer and cinematographer for numerous projects for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, OWN and other networks. His photographs and writing have been featured in various magazines. www.ryanlobo.blogspot.com
Dr Daya Prasad Kulkarni. Dr Dayaprasad G Kulkarni – a medical doctor, public health specialist, entrepreneur, artist and development consultant; returned as a Fellow from the East West Centre, Hawaii, USA successfully completing the Asia Pacific Leadership Program and founded Doctors For Seva Arogya Foundation – a voluntary platform for doctors to provide free healthcare services to the underserved. He has been working for the last decade at the community level with vulnerable populations like commercial sex workers, transgender, migrant labourers, street children, etc. in the field of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. He has worked extensively in tsunami affected areas of Tamil Nadu, in hard to reach conflict areas such as central Africa, Chattisgarh, Manipur, Tibet, Cambodia, and during several other natural and manmade disaster responses. He has closely worked with the Jagruthi Trust. In 2007, after completing his Masters in Clinical Research from the UK, he founded MadhyamaPrasaran and Scientific Research Foundation, a registered NGO, working in the field of health and education, concentrating on making these populations aware of their rights and importance of personal health and hygiene. 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. He has previously worked with International organizations like the Wellcome Trust, MSF, PSI, HIV-AIDS Alliance. He also serves as the Scientific Advisor for the Confederation of NGO’s of Rural India with over 8000 members.
As Senior Assistant Professor he is heading the India Study Program at The Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology University for overseas medical students introducing them to Public Health and Integrative Medicine. He also visits the East West Center in Hawaii, USA
He has done over 25 theater productions, 3 short films, 1 animation video and several training and development workshops.