OCA is proud to announce Jyoti Sharma has joined OCA as Head of Region – South Asia. Jyoti brings over two decades of experience to OCA having previously held senior leadership positions with prominent international NGOs, such as the World Resources Institute, Oxfam, Action Aid and Save the Children.

Initially guiding expansion in the region, with OCA taking its first steps into Pakistan this year, Jyoti will bring a steady hand to existing operations and strengthen existing partnerships whilst developing regional network opportunities.

Additionally, Jyoti will support OCA’s work in the area of promoting decent working conditions, including the development and roll-out of training modules across the Farm Programme. She will oversee the implementation of the recently launched match-funding programme that supports farmers transitioning to organic agriculture.

Jyoti who will be based at the organisation’s Delhi office, will travel throughout the region, promoting and pursuing OCA’s 2030 Strategy, of increasing farmer resilience and improving livelihoods.

Commenting on her appointment, Jyoti said:

“I’m enthused to manage such a diligent and dedicated Programme team based in Delhi. I look forward to guiding the expansion of OCA’s operations into new territories in the region. As well as connecting to key players in the sector through my network, forging new partnerships, I hope to enhance and strengthen existing relations.”