Sandeep Pandey

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Sandeep Pandey is an Indian social activist. He co-founded Asha for Education with Dr. Deepak Gupta (presently Professor at IIT Kanpur) and V.J.P Srivatsoy while working on his Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Early life

Sandeep Pandey is an alumnus of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India. After graduating in 1991 from UC Berkeley, he returned to India to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and founded a registered organization named Asha Trust which has several centers/chapters across India. His team has launched a people's group named Asha Parivar in 2008 that focuses on strengthening democracy at the grassroots.

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Sandeep Pandey's work at is focused on Right to Information and other forms of citizen participation in removing corruption and improving the efficiency of governance. He leads National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM), the largest network of grassroots people's movements in India.

He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award (often termed as 'Asian Nobel prize') in 2002 for the emergent leadership category. Pandey led an Indo-Pakistan peace march from New Delhi to Multan in...
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