Fellows by Category

Organization: Rural Volunteer Centre

Ravindranath “Ravi” is turning villages and communities in flood-ravaged regions into institutions prepared to predict, confront, and cope with floods, turning a one-time calamity into opportunities for people to create new and alternative livelihoods.

Dilip Banerjee is integrating disaster relief into the long-term management of local needs and resources. His approach represents an important shift in thinking about disaster management, and results in effective strategies for local governance and planning.

Mihir Bhatt is redefining disaster mitigation by viewing it as a continuous process of social development and community participation rather than as a short-term rescue and relief effort. His organization, the Disaster Mitigation Institute, is addressing disaster risk management from the victim’s point of view and introducing a long-term social security component in the process.

Organization: Neeti Solutions

In a nation where natural disasters strike often and with devastating effects, Dr. Parag Mankeekar is helping India’s children master disaster preparation and response planning. Parag’s training camps and computer games create simulations that teach children how to be effective first responders for their families and communities following a disaster. Moved to action by the Gujarat earthquake...

Elango is unleashing local village leaders towards building economies of permanence within rural India. Having demonstrated that effective and participative planning in local governance can dramatically improve village development, Elango uses his Panchayat Academy to build networks of emboldened local leaders who embody a common vision of good democracy and governance. 

Organization: Save Life Foundation

Piyush Tewari is creating a volunteer-based citizen emergency response system to road accidents that is geared toward saving lives. By creating an enabling legal environment, Piyush is breaking down citizens’ prejudices and apathy to enable them to proactively save lives; and works with police and hospitals to form an effective “chain of survival.” 

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