Kashinath has three decades of progressive experience in strategic program development, management, coordination and advocacy. His experience includes working effectively in close collaboration with civil society, government and other agencies, as well as setting up organizations from the ground up. Kashinath has worked in leadership positions with other INGOs, including Save the Children UK and Action Aid France. He has substantial post-graduate training, teaching and research experience, and is a published author. His qualifications include post-graduate degrees in science and technology for development (India) and regional development planning and management (Thailand and Germany). Kashinath was recognized as an Eye Health Leader by IAPB in September 2013.