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Dr. Helen R. Sekar, India

Head, GFSRD-Global Resource Centre for Ensuring Childhood

Dr. Helen R. Sekar holding her M. Phil and PhD from the Madras Christian College, Madras University. Presently the Senior most Faculty Member holding the position of Senior Fellow at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), NOIDA. She is coordinator of the National Resource Centre on Child Labour and the Editor of the quarterly ‘Child Hope’. Involved in primary and secondary research, advocacy, training, planning, monitoring and evaluation over three decades mostly focusing on children’s economic and social roles, health and educational aspects and labour dimensions of migrant and trafficked children, legislation and enforcement, impact of technological change on the demand of child labour, structures, etc. Conceptualized the geographical area-specific strategy and methodology of organizing the unorganized labour and conducted a series of rural camps. Presented research papers in different national and international forums and published. Developed curriculum for different Universities in India. Examiner for many Ph. D and M. Phil scholars in Central and State Universities across the country. Coordinated the SAARC-level conferences and international-level Training Courses. Associated as a Member of major National Level Commissions, Committees, Boards, Working Groups, etc., constituted by the Government of India and ccollaborating with with the Central Ministries and State Governments and other social partners and stakeholders ccontributing to policy formulation and implementation.