About Dr. Susan Raj
Engineering designs must change “Use & Throw” behaviour of Humans.
Dr. Susan is a behaviour specialist, passionate about changing “Use & Throw” behaviour of humans, by creating concepts to change the current designs of human habitats, which has polluted the rivers, soil, air and oceans.
Her mission is to create environmentally and economically sustainable habitats and change the disastrous designs called “Cities”.
Engineering to Stop Use & Throw Behaviour
1991 – Present:
Use & throw behaviour of humans can be changed with awareness about it’s impact on the survival of all living beings on this planet and by creating environmentally appropriate & convenient designs of homes and townships. Cities are the consequence of disastrous designs of engineers. All rivers passing by or through a city is dead today, is the evidence of proof, to the given statement. While systems of human group dynamics are battling with it’s consequences on health, a greater impact is possible only when designs of our homes and other human activity spaces are changed to match with the sustainability principles of law of nature.
Earth Unit – A township has been designed which follows the sustainability principles of nature in terms of zero waste economic & environmental viability.
2021 – Present:
Sustainable Arogya Awas Foundation (SAAF) Rajnandgaon , Chhattisgarh www.saafindia.org Project designing & execution for health, Education & Environment.
2010 – Present:
The Academic Advisors Pune www.taaindia.org
• Sagarmitra – Friends of the ocean (Award winning Environment project) www.sagarmitra.org
• LISOP (Life Skill Orientation Program) – Program for Students, Parents and Teachers.
2015 – 2020:
Emmanuel Mission Group of Societies, Kota, Rajasthan Director HEEALS Project (Health EducationEnvironment & Agricultural Lifestyle).
Kota Environmental Sanitation Society, Kota, RJ For Environment projects, worked closely with Kota Nagarnigam (Swatch Bharat Abhiyan) and UIT– Urban Improvement Trust, Kota.
2013 – 2014:
ESAF – Evangelical Social Action Forum – Chhattisgarh – Farmers Producer Organization.
2008 – 2010:
National Institute of Naturopathy Pune Ethical Committee member for HIV/AIDS.
2009 – 2011:
Symbiosis Institute of Management Pune – Guest Lecturer on Social Entrepreneurship
2007 – 2010:
Deep Griha Society Pune – Developed DISHA (Deep Griha Society’s Integrated Service for HIV/AIDS) & Wake Up Pune (Award winning Awareness Campaign for HIV/AIDS.
Sarva Seva Sangh, Pune – Rehablitation of Street Children.
1994 – 2010:
Freelance Counsellor for various schools in Pune.
1991 – 1994:
Indian Health Organization (now People’s Health Organization) – Seheli Project – India’s First Project for HIV/AIDS affected people.
Doctor of Humanity, from Emmanuel Theological Seminary, Kota Jn, Rajasthan, India, 2015.
Masters degree in Social Work – M.S.W Medical and Psychiatry – Karve Institute of Social Service, University of Poona – 1988 to 1991.
Bachelor of Science degree – B.Sc. Nursing – College of Nursing, Indore, (Devi Ahilya University) – 1982 to 1986.
1991 – Invited by Isis WICCE (Women’s International CrossCultural Exchange) to attend their program on “Poverty Prostitution and Third World Women”. She presented a paper on the “Indian Perspective” This was held in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiangmai, Thailand and in Geneva.
1993 – Invited by the World Health Organization, Global Program on AIDS (WHO-GPA), Geneva on “Enabling Approaches in HIV/AIDS Prevention; influencing the social and environmental determinants of Risk”. Attended this as a temporary advisor to prepare a guideline for WHO GPA related to the Seheli project, Pune. She presented a paper at this meeting on “Providing social support to sex workers in India.”
2004 – Invited by Actionaid International to attend the 14th International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Participated in the formation of Asian People’s Alliance for Combating HIV/AIDS (APACHA). It launched a “people’s Charter on HIV /AIDS”.
2010 – “Women Deliver” conference, Washington DC, USA The theme was Delivering Solutions for Girls and Women, Solutions to bring Millennium Development Goal (MDG).
2015 – Health minister Training program for Mineral Therapy by Genesis II Church of Health & Healing, Guadalajara, Mexico South America.
2011 – Present:
Sagarmitra (Friends of Ocean) – A project to promote behaviour of taking responsibility for every right we have in the environment. School children take responsibility of ocean by stopping use & throw behaviour. Currently working with 2 Lakh school students, 65 housing societies and few villages .
Sagarmitra as a project has received –
• 2015 Ocean Heroes international award
• World Water Council Membership
• 5 th Jan 2018 entered in Guinness World records for participation in making the Biggest T shirt of the world by, plastic recycling, which was organized by Plast-India Foundation.
Wake up Pune – Awareness campaign for HIV/AIDS With DISHA won UN award for best HIV/AIDS awareness program.
The Saheli Project – HIV/AIDS intervention for Women in commercial sex work achieved status of model project by WHO.
• Ethical Committee Member – National Institute of Naturopathy 2008 to 2010 (NIN Pune)
• Life member – Trained Nurses Association Of India
• SETU- Sustainable Eco-city Through Urban Networking
• Health Minister- Genesis II Church of Health and Healing – Mineral Therapy Discovered by Bishop James humble
• INTACH – Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage Life member
• Jalbiradari – Life member
• IPRBC – Indian Peninsula River Basin Council C.G.
• INMC – Integrated Natural Medicine Council C.G.