Director and Founder of KABANI

Sumesh Mangalasseri is the director and founder of KABANI – ( the other direction, a nonprofit organization working for sustainable tourism. He also founded Kabani Community Tourism and Services, a social entrepreneurship facilitating community involvement in tourism in Indian villages. He hails from a small farmer family from rural Kerala, started his career as software professional.

An art and literature enthusiast along with some of the experiences he gained through working with communities and environment movements changed his destiny and later turned as an active campaigner, researcher, policy analyst and consultant of sustainable tourism.

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