Fellows by Category

Organization: Conserve India

Anita Ahuja has turned discarded plastic bags into a valuable resource. She combines principles from enterprise and social service in a new venture that recycles plastic waste and provides employment for ragpickers, one of the most marginalised groups in urban India. Using a proprietary process, they transform discarded plastic bags into a variety of fashionable products that are sold in high-...

Organization: Draco Films

On the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harry Andrews is developing the first national park in India to include local people as full partners in multifaceted conservation efforts that address sustainability for both natural resources and the economic activity of local populations.

Organization: Dishari

Kamal Kanti Banik links river conservation to the livelihoods of local nearby residents. He is restoring fish populations in the Muhuri River in northeastern India by motivating local fishermen to preserve freshwater diversity and the river’s health while improving their own economic outlook.

Organization: RACHNA

Manoj Bhatt is creating an income-generation based model of conservation which will generate supplementary cash income for rural families as well as revenue for community-based conservation projects. Manoj, through his organization, Research, Advocacy, and Communication in Himalayan Areas (RACHNA), is using tourism to assist in conservation and the greening of existing tourism infrastructure...

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. 

Organization: SOSAD

G.L. Janardhana is a long-time organizer and activist farmer who now seeks to persuade other farmers to convert waste land into agriculturally productive land. He is using apiculture and horticulture to improve crop yields and restore the area's environmental balance.

Organization: Smarter Dharma

Sriram envisions a world where every consumer has the information and awareness to make socially and environmentally sustainable choices, and has enough sustainable options to choose from, because businesses too are empowered to cater to the growing consumer demand for sustainable products and services.

The traditional approach to tackle the problem of gender based discrimination has been to support women directly through various strategies of women’s empowerment, but Will believes that this strategy is incomplete as it fails to systematically engage adolescent boys and men, who he sees to be as critical stakeholders in the process of change.

Organization: Indian Network on Participatory Irrigation Management

Ganesh Pangare is creating a national and regional framework for farmers to begin managing the public irrigation systems that water their land, thereby replacing ineffective government management with citizen ownership of a vital public service.

Organization: Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation

Kalyan Paul is providing local communities in the central and western Himalayas with the organizational, technical, and managerial skills to effect ecological restoration of their area.

Pushkin Phartiyal works on rural livelihood and sustainable management of natural resources in the Indian Himalayas. By using elements of traditional institutions, such as Panchayats, for the management of natural resources alongside new technology, Pushkin is bringing together stakeholders to address the critical issues of livelihood, conservation, and global warming in the Himalayas. ...

Organization: SVA (Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan)

Jagdish Pradhan is helping peasant farmers in arid parts of India to reclaim traditional community water management systems and convert to organic farming while reversing more than two decades of growing "drought vulnerability" brought about, in part, by the introduction of "modern" agricultural methods and large-scale government irrigation schemes.

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