FIDR was founded in 2002, with the dream of creating a non-profit platform to help channelize professional acumen, technical expertise to social development and enabling knowledge to work towards creating public value.

Being qualified technocrats, public policy specialists experienced in international development and economics, our Board members emphasize on engaging constituent communities, cultivating long-term partnerships, through cutting edge research, ICTs, and community models, tailored to the unique needs.

Siddhartha Behera is the Director, FIDR. He comes with rich, country level experience in community development, innovative social entrepreneurship and has been involved in a leadership role in Products and Services sectors.

FIDR has established a strong representation of the communities in its management and decision making processes.