Board of Trustee
Founder and managing trustee
Ar. Neelam Manjunath, a science and architecture graduate with PG Dip in Theology, is an architect, planner, scientist, activist and theoretician. She is practicing in Bangalore under the name Manasaram Architects since 1994 and has close to 30 years of experience in the field of Sustainable Architecture and Technologies. Her passion for sustainable architecture and development reflects in all her works of architecture. Her architecture is distinguished for the use of low energy materials and technologies with special emphasis on Bamboo.
She has won several national and International awards for her works. Her work has been published widely in over 10 languages in over 19-20 countries. She has presented her works and research papers in close to 30 national and international forums and conferences.
A champion of resource equity on this planet and brotherhood of man , she founded CGBMT with the aim of awareness building and providing Eco-education to the common man at all levels to promote Sustainable living which in her opinion is a pre-requisite for mitigation of Global warming.
Aakanksha has an IB Diploma and is currently pursuing BA in International Studies (Class of 2016) from Leiden University in the Hague. She has also attended courses in Economics from Brown University and in Citizenship from Harvard Extension School. She attended the Leadership Ambassador- People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University and attended a NASA space program in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been actively participating all the CGBMT programs since its inception and connecting it a wide audience.
She has participated in over 10 Model United Nations programs between 2009-2014 in India and abroad. She has been writing and been on the editorial board for her schools and university newspapers and yearbook consistently. She has interned at Habitat for Humanity, Bangalore, India, the Indian Embassy inThe Hague and the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy in Bangalore.