About the Author
Indu Capoor is Founder-Director of Centre for Health, Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA), based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, an organisation she started when she was just 23 years old. Trained as a nutritionist, she has spent over three decades working with women, children and young people, particularly those from marginalised communities, to improve their health and nutritional status. In 2013, Indu passed on leadership of CHETNA and took on the role of Director, CHETNA Outreach, to upscale and mainstream CHETNA’s evidence based approaches all over the globe.
Widely travelled, Indu is the recipient of several national and international awards, has, extensively published and spoken about effects of gender and social determinants on maternal, young people’s, child health and rights in nearly 2,500 workshops, seminars and conferences. She was elected as an ASHOKA Associate Member in 1992 and a Global Leader on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in 2009.