The integrity of our standards depends on a dedicated team of inspectors based in the countries where we operate—India, Nepal, and Afghanistan—who regularly visit our licensed manufacturers on a surprise, random basis. GoodWeave International’s Certification Division (GWI-CD) coordinates and oversees this team of inspectors, evaluates their findings, and implements the certification program that is at the heart of our work.


To learn more about how GWI-CD operates—including the stipulations behind our licensing and certification policies, as well as information regarding fees, appeals, and confidentiality—click on the links below.

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


GWI-CD Personnel

Mathew John P.
GWI-CD Director
Tel: 91-8004925614,
Tel/Fax: 91-542-2201172
Email: Mathew@GoodWeave.net

Samjhana Pradhan
IMC Program Officer
Nepal GoodWeave Foundation
Tel: +977-1-4439002/2001077
Fax: +977-1-4439835
Email: Samjhana@GoodWeaveNepal.org

John Chandapillai
IMC Administrative Officer
GoodWeave India
Tel/Fax: +91-542-2201172
Email: John@GoodWeave.net

Certification Division Committees

The Certification Committee is responsible for decision-making on licensing and certification. The Oversight Committee safeguards the impartiality of the certification program.


Approved inspection personnel




  • Bahadure Sherpa
  • Drona P. Adhikari
  • Jyoti Raj Nepal
  • Hem Moktan
  • Ram Kumar Tamang
  • Bina Mishra
  • Obhar Dhan Tamang
  • Avtar Singh Rana
  • Ashok Yadav
  • Vinai Kant
  • Sunil Kumar Chaurasia
  • Kalpesh Savan
  • Jawed Ahmed
  • Rashid Raza
  • Ravi Krishnan
  • Neetu Pundir
  • Arifa Erkin
  • Palwasha Khan
  • Ruqia Kohestani