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NEST Board of Trustees

Prakhayat Duwara is the president of District Blindness Control Society of Golaghat. He and his family had great contributions for the development of the state. His father late Kamal Duwara set up one of the oldest college of Assam in Dergaon which had contributed a great deal in the education of Upper Assam.
Bhanu Barua retired from her position as principal of the Bokakhat Government Girls High School. Bhanu Barua is actively associated with various developmental activities of the region. 
Sumita Ghose is working in the field of community development for last 20 years in the national and international level. At present, Ms. Ghose is the director of Rangsutra, a Producer Company of craftspeople.  An economist by education Ms. Sumita Ghose was also a recipient of Fulbright Scholarship and Mac Arthur Foundation fellowship.
Nizora Borthakur is a renowned writer in the Assamese literature. She had also edited four book along with regular writing in the magazines of repute in the state
Tasaduk Ariful Hussain is the founder trustee of NEST. He worked for social and environmental development for more than a decade in various parts of the country. By education a Geologist, Mr. Hussain is presently the Managing Trustee and Chairperson of NEST.