Naresh Karmalker has spent 25 years in the social sector. He started journey as a citizen activist in Mumbai participating in and creating organisations for civic change. He had moved into the professional NGO sector with Habitat for Humanity International, serving as Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) Coordinator for South Asia and later Program Adviser (PME) for Asia-Pacific.
He has been with Habitat for Humanity since the last 18 years. Currently he is serving as Senior Advisor and Consultant with a focus on Resource Development. He has consulted with several NGOs and serves on the Advisory Board of a few. Some organisations worked with include StreeMuktiSanghatana, Ashoka Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, Dreamcatchers Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, Juhu Together, Citizens‘ Association for Child Rights (CACR), H-West Ward Citizens’ Trust, etc.
Today, Mr Karmalkar represents Habitat for Humanity in Business Network International (BNI), the world’s largest business referral organisation with over 225,000 members. Currently holds the position of Asst. Area Director - Mumbai West for BNI India, supporting 19 BNI Chapters and over a thousand entrepreneurs and business owners. An avid trainer, he has conducted trainings on diverse topics in over 10 countries including in 3 languages in India