Sharda Ganga (Paramaribo, 1966) is currently the director of Projekta, a non-governmental organization focusing on issues of governance, participation and gender equality. She is also a trainer and facilitator; an accomplished playwright, theater and film director, and newspaper columnist. In 2001 she took over as the executive director of Projekta, having previously served as a project coordinator responsible for design of capacity building strategies for local organisations at this NGO. She has received awards for her work for women’s rights by the Government of Suriname, and the Government of Venezuela. Additionally she has received three awards for her work as film director/writer and playwright by the Pan American Health Organisation and UNFPA.