New Delhi: A quest to change the world could always use a little help. And as many people working in the social entrepreneurship space can testify, the task of empowering, uplifting and changing lives is not an easy one. Truly effective change involves good coordination, models that work, funds, and exposure to the right forums and people.
Listen to a podcast with one of the last years winners Rajendra Joshi of SAATH, where he talks about the benefits that both he and his organization received as a result of winning the award
The Indian social entrepreneurship of the year award was set up in 2005 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, to give promising individuals and organizations at the stage of scaling/replicating their ideas across India and other countries, the kind of help and recognition they need to do just that. It provides a platform to showcase work, important networking opportunities and exposure at prominent international forums such as the regional and annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, and the young global leaders.
Nominations for this years award, organized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation in collaboration with Hindustan Times and Mint opened on 21 June and will close on 7 July. The winner (or winners) will be announced at the India economic summit in November after a five-step selection and pruning process. Last years winners of the award included Brij Kothari of Planet Read and Bookbox (Ahmedabad-Pondicherry), Padmanabha Rao and Rama Rao of RIVER (Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh) and Rajendra Joshi of SAATH (Ahmedabad).
More information on rules, process and how to enter can be found here.