Fellows by Category

Pradeep Ghosh has designed a social security system that incorporates the financial and community realities of the Indian poor. His approach offers economically vulnerable communities the chance to take charge of their social security using their existing resources, and does so in a way that can be replicated across India’s poorest communities.

Organization: Bandhan

Since India’s booming microfinance sector has failed to include the poorest of the poor in its economic development programs, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh has created an innovative “trickle-up” approach to poverty alleviation. Starting with grants and training for people who otherwise lack access to microcredit, his program aims to graduate participants first to regular microfinance programs and then...

Kallol Ghosh has developed a complete network of services designed to integrate children living with HIV/AIDS into society. Working primarily with abandoned street children, he has established a residential center that aims to meet their basic housing, education, and healthcare needs. Beyond such service provision, however, he includes affected children in a variety of social networks, through...

Organization: cBalance

Vivek Gilani is spurring individual accountability to achieve a sustained balance in global carbon emissions. Vivek is creating a range of tools and solutions that enable citizens and institutions, measure their environmental impact, and transform it through informed consumption choices. 

Amol Goje is enabling rural communities in India to participate effectively in the new economy, driven by computers and rapid information exchange. By educating and equipping rural producers with user-friendly tools to access market and crop information to enhance their business, and by simultaneously providing rural schools with IT education and training, Amol is closing the digital divide...

"Gokulan," as he is known, is improving the access to and quality of ophthalmology in India by re-introducing traditional preventive eye care methods.

Organization: D.light

Samuel Goldman has invented an inexpensive, universal solar-powered lighting solution which will reduce health hazards and carbon emissions while simultaneously enhancing productivity. His lighting solution can leapfrog a grid network without the use of electricity. Such versatility renders Samuel’s solution applicable for both rural and urban regions. In addition to improving health and...

Organization: Gangotree

Santosh Gondhalekar, a young engineer who has been working on social problems since secondary school, is demonstrating an approach to the development of village water resources that allows the many different actors to consolidate the numerous, usually fragmented pieces of the water management puzzle into a coherent, efficient plan.

Organization: World Health Partners

70% of the rural population in developing countries has no choice but to rely on the private sector, which may or may not have formal education or training, for its healthcare. Gopi has found multiple organizations that address this reality by creating a role for them in the formal sector and putting in place systems that improve the quality of care provided.

Organization: Swayam Shikshan Prayog

Prema Gopalan is empowering women to build bridges between facilitating policy at the government level and taking ownership at the local level. This work aims to put rural poor women at the center of decentralized, democratic, basic-service management.

A pioneer in the field of HIV prevention and care in India, Anjali Gopalan has stepped in to fill the deepest gap that exists in preventive and curative work in India today, by designing a model for an integrated system in children’s care facilities which includes HIV+ children.

Organization: The Banyan

Vandana Gopikumar has successfully demonstrated that one can develop treatment, care and rehabilitation strategies for mentally ill homeless women, using the community care approach, both in urban and rural areas. Vandana’s model has been widely and independently replicated, and has laid the foundations for her endeavours in building a cadre of non-specialized mental health work force to...

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