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Dr. Janak McGilligan

Dr. Janak McGilligan and her late husband Jimmy McGilligan were Baha'i pioneers who established and developed the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women. Janak served as Director since its establishment on June 1, 1985 until she retired on April 16, 2011. Jimmy served as Manager from 1988 to 2011. Janak is now the director of the Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development.

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Women training women to use solar cookers, celebrating World Environment Day. Photo credit: J. McGilligan, 2017.

  • Janak Palta McGilligan is honored as a Green Hero by TERI - TERI honored Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan as a Green Hero for her inspiring work in the field of solar cooking and sustainable lifestyles in Indore, India. TERI video on Janak's work...
  • May 2017: Janak Palta McGilligan receives SCI award - Recognized for her exemplary work in promoting solar thermal cooking, Janak recently received the Solar Cookers Internationals Order of Excellence. Read more...

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  • July 2017:

Janak Palta McGilligan speaks at the United Nations 18 July 2017

Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan speaking at the RIS-UNF Panel Discussion "Implementation Agenda 2030: Role of Global Partnership" - a session focused on India at the United Nations 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. Filmed by Solar Cookers International Board Member Michael Paparian.

  • July 2017:

Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan at the UN July 2017

Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan speaks about the 17 SDGs and solar cooking to world leaders.

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  • July 2014:

McGilligan Empowering young Rural and Tribal women with Solar Cookers

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Dr. Janak McGilligan
Village &Panchayat Sanawadiya
Kampel Road
Indore 452016
Madhya Pradesh

Tel: +91 9977713397, +91 9425032935


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