Ms A. Kalamani (Trustee since 2012), Post-graduated in Economics, she did her M.Phil in Micro Level Planning and stood as Topper of the Gandhigram University; Tamil Nadu in 1986. She began her career as an academician and worked in Madurai and Hyderabad colleges for seven years. Later she was attracted by the Development sector and provided her services as Socio-Economist to Netherlands Aided Projects and thereafter to an NGO called ‘Action for Integrated Rural Development Society’ (AIRDS), Hyderabad for nearly three years. And henceforth she had long association with another NGO called ‘Center for World Solidarity’ (CWS), headquartered in Hyderabad, for almost 14 years in different capacities from Projects Officer to Joint Executive Director. She then worked for nearly two & half years as Programme Officer–South Asia in ‘Inter Church Cooperation’ (ICCO) based in New Delhi. Lastly she took up the responsibility as Executive Director in APMAS for seven years. Since 2018, she has been consultant and providing professional services to APMAS, Care&Share Italia and National Rural Livelihood Mission.
She was involved in advancement of women’s rights and supported especially women headed organisations and networks to play a vital role in promotion of gender equality and in mainstreaming gender concerns in development programmes. Further involved in governance, HIV and AIDS, democratization and conflict resolution, poverty eradication, children’s education, livelihoods programmes specially focusing on women and small landholders, besides projects designing, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational development. She has undertaken many consulting assignments for the international and national NGOs and CSR Foundations. She has travelled extensively and gained exposure through visits to other countries on official capacities for workshops, seminars and meetings for creating linkages, and mutual learning. She has been on the Boards of AP Mahila Samatha Society, Hyderabad; SACI Waters (South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies), AP Permaculture Association of India and currently on the Board of APMAS.