About LEAD

LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) is a unique, ever growing, live international network of professionals and organizations/ institutions, committed to the cause of development – “development that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable.”

The LEAD Network has a fleet of professional who are highly successful leaders working on complex local, as well as global, environmental and development issues. These leaders undergo an intense Leadership program with us for one year and graduate to become LEAD Fellows – to be a part of the LEAD family forever.

At the international level we are currently 2500 Fellows strong, spread over 90 countries across the globe. Established in 1991 as an outcome of the Rio Summit on Environment and development, today LEAD has country offices in 14 locations, including Anglophone West Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Francophone Africa, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Southern & Eastern Africa, USA and UK.

LEAD India is the Indian Chapter of LEAD and is functioning as an independent Non Government Organization registered under the Society’s Registration Act Registration Act XXI of 1860 for just over 20 years. We at LEAD India believe that to build a sustainable world, we need to build bridges between people, professions and countries.

Our National Network of Fellows currently consists of over 176 established professionals with representations in most states of India. Our network consists of individuals and organizations geographically located across the length and breadth of the country.

The LEAD Fellows hold key positions in government, non government, donor agencies, industry, public sector enterprises, media, and academia. Others work at grassroots level with communities, while others still provide support services aimed at building capacity for sustainable development. This multi sectoral composition places LEAD India in a unique position, not only to deliver quality products but products that have been validated through a process of cross sectoral insights across the entire spectrum and strata of society.