Derrek Xavier

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Derrek Xavier is an editorial associate at IDR, where he is responsible for writing, editing, and publishing content. He previously worked in editorial positions at Cactus Communications and Firstpost. He holds an MA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Articles by Derrek Xavier


an image of a bridge with a background of a polluted environment

September 12, 2023
What does it take to build an environmental movement?
Environmentalist Stalin Dayanand outlines the importance of public engagement in environmental movements and argues against branding them as 'anti-development.'
a woman sitting in a wheat field--women's land rights

July 21, 2023
Keeping dignity at the centre of women’s land rights
Nonprofits working on women's land rights must also give due consideration to dignity—an inherent part of all human rights issues.
A woman with a vegetable cart, talking on the phone_financial inclusion

July 18, 2023
The path to financial inclusion for women
Mary Ellen Iskendarian and Kalpana Ajayan on India's progress towards financial inclusion for women, the gaps that need to be addressed, and the role of digital literacy.
himesh reshammiya in black-tie attire--nonprofit humour

June 19, 2023
When Badass Ravikumar is your boss
If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
woman in saree cutting up a pink cloth-women entrepreneurs

May 18, 2023
Helping women entrepreneurs access finance: What it takes
Managing risks, enabling capacity building, and improving access to markets can help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
A tub of popcorn with 3D glasses on it_oscar movies

April 17, 2023
Oscar nominated movies reimagined for the social sector
What if this year’s best picture nominees were about the development sector instead?
gears on a yellow background_nonprofit donors

March 31, 2023
Case study: Funded today, funders tomorrow?
How can those who benefit from a nonprofit’s programmes drive its long-term funding? A closer look at FFE's alumni engagement efforts reveals more.
colourful lego blocks -- scaling nonprofit impact

December 13, 2022
Case study: Scaling impact with an external consultant
How can bringing on an external consultant help scale a nonprofit's impact? This case study reveals what nonprofits and funders should consider.
An image depicting cows grazing in a field--nonprofit humour

December 12, 2022
A guide to field visits
Field visits in remote parts of the country can be tricky, but this handy guide will sort you out.
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