Adi Kumar is a trained architect and seasoned land and housing activist. His activism ranges from political and community organizing to development facilitation, housing policies, and post disaster and conflict reconstruction.

Over the last twenty years, Adi has been a vocal advocate for land justice and translating policy into implementation. Currently, he is the executive director of Ndifuna Ukwazi, an activist NGO based in South Africa.

Previously, he has been in leadership positions in prominent civil society organizations across the globe. His experiences have traversed managing a large charity-driven earthquake reconstruction project in India and spearheading post war reconstruction for a UN agency in Lebanon. Adi has worked with government entities and the private sector and has challenged the status quo of key policies and programs.

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