He is the Director of the Schumacher Centre, Delhi .
"Dr Giri carries a brilliant academic record and his 25 years of experience has made him a leading figure in the policy and development sector. He has provided consultancy services to United Nations organisations and has assisted the Government of India’s Ministry of Tribal Affairs on policy formation. He specializes in social mobilization, community participation, and local governance.
"He has received and provided training in national and international forums on the conceptualizing, documentation and evaluation of development projects. His wealth of personal contacts link him closely with the state, private sector and civil society institutions. He is also a Governing Board Member of Jeevika Trust, United Kingdom. He also writes extensively on various social and developmental issues.
"Dr Giri has a PhD from England and MA, MPhil, PhD from India. He also carries a Diploma in Public Relations from London School of Public Relations and Genesis Public Relations India. "