About Founders

Mr. Hanwant Singh Rathore
Mr. Hanwant Singh Rathore’s love for nature and the camels fuels his passion in his works for Camel Charisma. He has initiated many projects  to support rurul livelihoods. On top of that, he has been the voice and rights protector for the local pastoral Raika community for many years, and has earned much respect from the local communities for his extending contributions.

Dr. Ilse Kohler-Rollefson
Dr. Ilse Kohler-Rollefson is a qualified veterinarian who comes all the way from Germany. She has contributed substantially in the area of documentation of the traditional knowledge of camel breeding. She is also the project coordinator of the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development (LPP), an international organisation that supports the rights of pastoralists (such as the Raika) all over the world. Her passion goes all the way in helping the local people and preserve the environment.

Read more about the founders in an exclusive interview conducted by students from National University of Singapore (NUS).

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