Social anthropologist by training, and a development activist who has lived and worked with indigenous people and Dalit communities in India, Sandeep currently is the executive director of ActionAid India. Prior to this, for the last four years, he has been an international lead for ActionAid International’s governance and economic justice theme. Sandeep has worked in several capacities in ActionAid International and other development organisations for the last two decades. He has been involved with the work of peasant movements in Asia and Africa and has been a keen supporter of developing social movement platforms. He also is working on developing the South Asia processes for the World Forum of Alternatives. Sandeep volunteers time as the National Advisor on Homelessness and Urban Poverty to the Supreme Court Commissioners of India on Right to Food case.