Certification Division

The GoodWeave International Certification Division (GWI-CD) implements the inspection, monitoring and certification program for GoodWeave. As the certification body of the GoodWeave system, GWI-CD is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the work of inspectors based in South Asia that visit licensed manufacturers on a surprise, random basis.

The policies guiding its operations are listed below:

To view more policies and procedures of GWI, please click here.

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GWI-CD Personnel

Mathew John
Director, GWI-CD
91-8004925614 (phone)
91-542-2201172 (tel/fax)
Mathew@GoodWeave.net
Varanasi, India

Samjhana Pradhan
IMC Programme Officer,
Nepal GoodWeave Foundation

Click here to view the
GWI-CD Terms of Reference.

Approved inspection personnel:

• Bahadure Sherpa (Nepal)
• Drona P. Adhikari (Nepal)
• Jyoti Raj Nepal (Nepal)
• Hem Moktan (Nepal)
• Ram Kumar Tamang (Nepal)
• Avtar Singh Rana (India)
• Ashok Yadav (India)
• Vinai Kant (India)
• Sunil Kumar Chaurasia (India)
• Kalpesh Savan (India)
• Jawed Ahmed (India)
• Rashid Raza (India)
• Ravi Krishnan (India)
• Neetu Pundir (India)
• Ruqia Kohestani (Afghanistan)
• Rohina Sadat (Afghanistan)
• Maryam Mohammadi (Afghanistan)

Certification Committee

GWI Oversight Committee

The Certification Committee is responsible for decision-making on licensing and certification. Click here to view the Certification Committee Terms of Reference.

  • Narayan Bhattarai
  • Mathew John (ex-officio)
  • Shawn MacDonald (Vice Chair)
  • David Ould (Chair)

Click here for Certification Committee member biographies.

The GWI Oversight Committee safeguards the impartiality of the certification program. Click here to view the Oversight Committee Terms of Reference.

  • Chhatra Amatya
  • Viraf Mehta
  • Edward Millard
  • Ang Lami Sherpa

Click here for GWI Oversight Committee member biographies.


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