Executive Director

John Peter Nelson holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Loyola College, Chennai, Madras University. He has a working experience of over 25 years in national level development and program management. His expertise lies in social analysis and organization of people, coordination and networking of NGOs, process reporting and documentation and rapid assessment skills during disasters.

Prior to joining IGSSS, at Caritas India Nelson was leading the effective implementation of around 400 programmes across India with a volume of nearly 100 crores. He was actively involved in designing and facilitating the implementation of Disaster Preparedness, Natural Resource Management, Livelihood and entitlement programmes. He was also instrumental in implementing Result based Management in Caritas India programmes.

He has successfully handled the Gujarat Earthquake programme and Tsunami Response programme of Caritas India. While working for Caritas India he has represented it in National Disaster Management Authority Task Force and in various international level meetings. He also organized an international workshop on post disaster reconstruction and actively involved in coordination programs in Emergency response, Mapping of NGOs, Interface with Government officials.

He actively participated in International consultation on Red Cross code of conduct for humanitarian operations in Netherlands and partnership discussions with most of the European countries which he visited.

His expertise lies in social and community development project management, organizational development and Change Management, Result Based Management and Quality assurance of Programme Delivery.