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Janhavi Dave

HomeNet International

International Coordinator


Janhavi Dave is the International Coordinator of HomeNet International. She has worked with women workers in the informal economy for over 15 years. Her expertise lies in organising and building sustainable membership-based organisations of these workers. She started her career with SEWA Bharat recruiting members for the union and initiated thrift and credit cooperatives for HBWs. She went on to work with SEWA and headed a project that worked in 12 cities of India, making the urban spaces inclusive for women workers in the informal economy. She also briefly worked with WIEGO before starting her work with HomeNet South Asia. She was the International Coordinator of HomeNet South Asia for over five years, where she played a key role in expanding its membership, ensuring governance and increasing accountability.