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 ai-generated mosaic of multicoloured tiles against a blue background--diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace

June 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

May 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

March 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

February 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

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.
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