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


a woman wearing a medical mask showing another woman apps on a mobile phone-technology

জুলাই 19, 2024
Nonprofit tech adoption: Maintaining the human touch
Why should nonprofits leverage technology, and what must they look out for? FMCH's journey reveals the value of rigorous training and heeding fieldworkers' feedback.
an ai-generated mosaic of multicoloured tiles against a blue background--diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace

জুন 6, 2024
Enabling disability inclusion in corporate workplaces
How can India's private sector tackle its lack of disability inclusion? Two DEI leaders present a roadmap for change.
larry david and jeff garlin laughing curb your enthusiasm--nonprofit humour

মে 13, 2024
The five stages of writing an IDR humour article
Here’s what goes on behind the scenes.
plastic figures against a white backdrop_scale

মার্চ 7, 2024
Case study: To scale or not to scale?
When is a grassroots nonprofit ready to scale? And how can it effectively build capacities to achieve this? A closer look at QUEST's growth reveals more.
pakalu papito serious pakalu papito smiling--nonprofit humour

ফেব্রুয়ারি 12, 2024
The uncles we encounter at every social sector conference
All the characters and events depicted in this article are fictitious. Any resemblance to a person living or dead is purely coincidental.
an image of a bridge with a background of a polluted environment

সেপ্টেম্বর 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

জুলাই 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

জুলাই 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

জুন 19, 2023
When Badass Ravikumar is your boss
If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
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