Fellows by Category

Organization: Rural Innovations Network

Paul Basil identifies promising rural innovations, develops them into enterprises, and enables their diffusion through commercial and noncommercial ventures. Through his work, Paul is extending social investment to rural areas and ensuring that the best solutions reach as many thousands of people as possible.

Organization: Jiva Ayurveda

Dr. Chauhan, an Ayurvedic physician by qualification, combines the ancient Indian traditional practice of Ayurveda with modern technology to both increase access to healthcare and build a strong eco-system for Ayurvedic practitioners.

Organization: AISECT

Santosh Choubey sees the IT and mobile revolution connecting all of India in the next ten years and wants to ensure that rural youth will be equipped to take the opportunities that come with it. An avid author of books and poetry, he is committed to bridging the skill and IT gap between urban and rural India and creating local opportunities for rural youth.

Organization: Digital Green

Through interventions based on modern technology in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa, India, Rikin Gandhi is focusing on the efficiency of information dissemination and application and creating new knowledge networks for agriculture extension services. Rikin’s method entails replacing the old architecture of agriculture extension services with a new one; and the community is...

Rajeev George offers a viable solution to the acute housing problems faced by the urban poor. His unique approach to city planning is founded on high-integrity, verifiable data, the strategic use of future-sensitive technology, and the active participation of settlement dwellers.

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: Center for Science for Villages

Dr. Vibha Gupta is bringing the benefits of science and technology to India's rural women in an effort to raise economic productivity, increase health and quality of life, and reduce the drudgery of everyday labor.

Organization: SELCO

Harish Hande is uplifting underserved populations by selling, servicing, and financing clean energy that improves their quality of life. The ingenuity of Harish’s approach came from questioning three assumptions, namely, that the poor cannot afford clean and sustainable energy; they cannot maintain such systems; and, an organization cannot operate a commercial venture while trying to meet...

Organization: LEDeG

Sonam Jorgyes is empowering the Ladakh agricultural community to use technological innovations and local resources in a sustainable manner to foster rural economic development and expand the rural farmer’s market reach.

Rajendra Joshi’s organization, Saath, creates public, private and citizen sector partnerships to transform the slums of large Indian cities into equitable living environments for vulnerable communities.

Ashok Khosla’s Development Alternatives Group innovates sophisticated technology, creates delivery mechanisms for widespread scale and equips local entrepreneurs in India to manage small enterprises. Ashok has pioneered a commercially viable model to integrate social development, economic development and environmental preservation in the citizen sector. Development Alternatives today is one of...

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.

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