Fellows by Category

Organization: Institute of Road Traffic Education

Rohit Baluja is training drivers, engineers, traffic police, and all who use Indian roads to develop a positive "road culture." By defining good road use, writing training manuals, inventing law enforcement tools, and reinventing driver education, Rohit is working to make the streets safer, and saner.

Amlan Ganguly is helping children in slum areas of West Bengal to lead their communities in improving health, sanitation, and hygiene. The children call themselves “area health minders.” 

Pratima Joshi is using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to survey and map city slums, generating critical information to advocate for the provision of essential public services to slum inhabitants in Pune, India and surrounding urban areas.

As more Indians migrate to cities, local municipalities are struggling to effectively respond to cities growing challenges. To prepare for future mega cities, Indrani is developing new relationships that enable local governments co-create solutions along with citizens.

Organization: Heritage Initiative - Nehru Foundation for Development

Debashish is developing a people's movement to preserve and restore the rich architectural heritage of India's widely varying neighborhoods. By helping people see what they have and then organize to protect it, he's triggering the civic pride and organization that are the prerequisites to reversing urban decay.

Organization: Exnora International

M.B. Nirmal (India 1990) is considered a world authority in "People's Participation in Environmental Management." His organization, EXNORA, stimulates urban environmental restoration throughout India.

Anselm Rosario has been working with runaway or abandoned street-dwelling children who survive as scavengers in the South Indian city of Bangalore since the mid-1980s. He is developing and demonstrating non-institutional ways of helping them adjust and grow by working with individual youngsters at the micro level, by encouraging cross-agency collaboration, and by developing new recycling...

Organization: Afforestt

Shubhendu Sharma is changing the framework of urban landscaping and afforestation by influencing two key groups—government and corporations—to adopt methods that optimally use land to increase green cover.

Organization: Green Cross Society

Shantaram Umanath Shenai ("Shantu"), who is popularly known in and around India's commercial capital of Mumbai (Bombay) as the "Garbage Guru," is successfully demonstrating "earthworm technology" for recycling and sustainable ecological re-development.

Organization: Bodh Shiksha Samiti

Yogendra is demonstrating that even among communities deprived of basic rights and resources children can and should receive a high quality primary education, characterized by autonomous teachers and child-centered classes. Having refined an alternative educational program for children in slums, he is grafting it onto the formal state school system and forming a partnership with the government...

Eldred Tellis develops targeted and sustained interventions for the drug user community on the streets of Mumbai. His programs provide better healthcare and treatment facilities, offer counselling and assistance for recovery, provide livelihood building opportunities for the users, and, ultimately, help stem the spread of AIDS.

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