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Arun Raste - India

Director of International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT) an NGO working in the field of Ethical Business and Fair Trade. I have worked for about 17 years in diverse fields such as Development Banking, Marketing, Exports, Communication etc. I have been an active participant of the Fair Trade Workshop of the Alliance for more than a year now and I was in Bangkok for the WSES meeting . It is good to know about you all and I hope to meet you all here. We would be keeping our office accessible to you and please feel free to get in touch with me or any of my colleagues here in IRFT if you need to work on the Internet or use PCs or need to have a small meeting. The address of IRFT is

7, Sona Udyog , Parsi Panchayat Road Andheri (East) Mumbai 400 069 Phone No. 2823 5246/ 2835 2811

As someone who is based in this maddening place called Mumbai, I feel it is my duty to give some practical tips for all of you when you are here and that is in my next message. The aim is not to scare you but to make sure that you do not encounter difficulties while in Mumbai. Welcome to Mumbai and I am sure that you would have fruitful time in this chaotic town !


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