100 Water Heroes: Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi


Chief Executive Officer at Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora

Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi is an Indian Public Health expert, Disability Specialist and Social Entrepreneur. She is currently the CEO and board member of Maharogi Sewa Samiti (MSS), an NPO that aids those disadvantaged by leprosy. Under Sheetal’s leadership, MSS has helped over 2.7 million marginalised Indian people.

One of Sheetal’s projects involves transforming Anandwan into a sustainable smart village by making it smarter, technologically efficient, economically prosperous and environmentally sensitive. In 2016, Sheetal was named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of their Young Global Leaders, and continued on to be chosen as a member of the WEF Expert Network on Humanitarian Response.

Sheetal is also a fellow of World Innovation Organisation, a joint initiative by the World Summit on Innovation and the United Nations (UN). Sheetal also serves as an advisor to the UN’s i4P (Innovations for Peace).

Sheetal has been a consistent supporter of #RunningDry, and has supported its growth from the outset. She has not only shared the movement’s message, but has contributed an impressive 30km to the tally!

Sheetal is one of our #100WaterHeroes for her impactful career and for being a strong supporter of the #RunningDry movement.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/dr-sheetal-amte-karajgi-b5baa934

Twitter: AmteSheetal

Website: sheetalamtekarajgi.com