About Us

about us gati foundation

Gati Foundation, a Dehradun, Uttarakhand based organization, is a research and policy oriented, evidence based and “go-to ground” think-tank. Looking at development through the prism of sustainable development in the Himalayas, Gati has been working in the field of environmental policy & regulation, sustainable mountain development, urban governance and public health. It believes in the doctrines of three A’s – analysis, advocacy and action – that lead to sustainable and tangible changes. The Foundation has pledged to adopt a participatory approach, engage with citizens, undertake policy research and facilitate better standards of governance.

Gati started functioning informally in the year 2008 realizing the need for collaborating with communities in the peripheral and difficult terrains of the hill state. Developing organically, Gati started with interventions that included on-ground and policy initiatives on major community health and social issues. The need to formalize the initiatives led to its registration under the Societies Registration Act 1860 in June 2017.

The leadership at Gati brings with it vast experience ranging from corporate, government, media, legal and research, to working at grassroots, with exposure at local, state, national and international platforms. It also has a strong team of advisors, mentors and influencers from various fields — development, bureaucracy, medicine, management, skills, social activists and volunteers. The team is armed with rich experience in research, advocacy and program management and has long-term ambitions to establish itself as a torchbearer of sustainable development for the Himalayan region.