Sagar Gangurde is a Peace-builder, Facilitator, Leadership Coach and Comprehensive Sexuality Educator with over 12 years of international experience. A mechanical engineer by qualification, he has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Presently, Sagar is the Director of Indian Program for Seeds of Peace, an international non-profit, non-political organization. He works on cultivating new generations of global leaders equipped to deal with conflict and leads interventions for skill-building directed towards social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.
He is a former Teach for India Fellow and a Caux Scholar of the first cohort of the Indian Program in 2014. He has been honoured with ‘The Peace Award’ at the Global Peace Initiative 2016 organised by Welingkar’s Institute of Management, Mumbai. In 2017, he was selected for the U.S. State Department’s one month long “International Visitor Leadership Program” in USA. The program focused on best practices in youth development and peace building work in USA. Very recently he was selected for the prestigious ‘Rotary Global Peace Fellowship Program” which was a 3 months professional certification in ‘Peace Building and Conflict Resolution’ at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
As a trained facilitator, he enjoys designing and facilitating programs for youth development. His passion lies in dialogue facilitation, interfaith harmony, comprehensive sexuality education and personal effectiveness coaching.
Sagar loves riding his bike, candid photography, solving the Rubik’s cube and going on short treks. He is also a trained and certified Comprehensive Sexuality Educator and Facilitator, Personal Counsellor, REBT Practitioner, NLP Master Coach and Master Practitioner approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), USA.