The art of working together for a cause

RDT staff and managers involve nearly 2,400 locals to manage the work across various sectors covering 3,200 villages and almost 3 million people.


RDT has a Senior Core Team comprised of 23 members who are Directors of the different sectors and regions in RDT. The Senior Core Team is the policy making and decision making body at the highest level of the organization. It has been in existence for more than 25 yrs and meets regularly on the 1st of every month. As a team it has participated in a number of organizational development programs to improve its role clarity and functioning. The Executive Director is the chairperson at this meeting.

Anne Ferrer

Anne is the Co-founder and present Executive Director of RDT. She has over four decades of experience in development sector. She holds a degree in Journalism and has good experience in NGO management, Development Leadership, ODP and Gender. She has been actively contributing for the growth of hospitals and institutions for persons with disability. Emphasising on gender equity both at organisational and programme level, Anne has also taken measures for increasing the strength of women staff in the organisation, encouraging women leadership.

Core Team

The Core Team is chaired by the Program Director.  It consists of area team leaders and directors.  Each area team leader is in charge of implementing integrated program of development in 75-100 villages.  It meets once a month at each area headquarters on a rotation basis.  The objective of the Core Team is to initiate and review programs across the organization particularly programs belonging to the integrated sectors.

Moncho Ferrer

Moncho is the Programme Director sharing Anne’s work. He holds a degree in International Relations. He takes a lead role in programme execution, expansion, collaboration with the government and has work experience in undertaking relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction works in areas affected by natural calamities.

Women Core Team

The Women Core Team meets every 2 months. Whenever needed there are additional meetings. It is led by Women Sector Director Mrs. Doreen Reddy and formed by senior women from all department and cadres (40 members).

The objectives of WCT are:

  1. To create space for women to express freely their problems related to gender at work and home in order to be able to deal the issues.
  2. To improve the competence and work performance of women-staff through trainings and regular follow up.
  3. To influence Area Teams to improve the participation and involvement of women in all program activities.
  4. To incorporate gender element in all sector activities/approaches
  5. To tackle individual cases of discrimination.