Synergy Sansthan

Synergy Sansthan grew from a view that despite being a large population in India, youth from rural and tribal communities are underrepresented in development agendas. The work began in madhya Pradesh, working for the rights of children, in Harda district where there began a platform for youth to develop their skills and potential to work […]


Umeed is a non-profit that promotes women’s empowerment by radically altering the mindset that exists within society. They work off the core values of love, hope and courage to empower women to strengthen progressive mindsets. They provide workshops to help women build skills that make them employable through eco-friendly handicrafts, create intensive awareness workshops that […]


YuWaah, Generation Unlimited in India is being incubated by UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of expanding education, skill development and employment opportunities for young people across the world. By focusing on engagement, learning, skill development and employment of young people, YuWaah aims to support a generation of empowered, young change-makers in India. What excites […]

Monica Jha – Independent Journalist

Monica is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India. She writes on technology, development and gender and specializes in longform and multimedia stories. Her story on how technology is reshaping sex trafficking in rural Bengal won the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Media Award in 2020. In 2019, she won the Impact Journalism Grant for […]

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

ICRW is a global research institute that creates research evidence to understand what affects the ability of women to contribute and fully participate in society, socially and economically, using insights to create paths of action. They believe that women and girls in collaboration with men and boys can provide solutions to poverty alleviation. ICRW works […]

Make A Difference

Make a Difference

Make a Difference offers community-powered social protection for vulnerable children and makes age appropriate interventions to enable them to break out of poverty within a generation. They provide individual care and attention and protection, starting with the age group of 10-13 years, hoping all children can have a reasonable quality of life without suffering and […]

Aajeevika Bureau

Aajeevika Bureau works to achieve equitable and dignified work for labouring communities which are part of India’s seasonal, circular migrant workforce, and who face many sociolegal problems that are given scant attention in policymaking. They support and enable strong workers’ organisations to ensure the workers articulate their demands, and work directly through a network of […]

Clean Coonoor

Clean Coonoor is a people’s initiative that works on projects that the resident community can execute in coordination with civic authorities. The focus is to ensure that the town is kept clean and hygienic: clean water and air and efficient systems for the disposal of waste. Their work is to assist the municipal corporation in […]


Prayas is a pioneering social work demonstration project of the Centre for Criminology and Justice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, established as a Field Action Project in 1990. Prayas focuses on social work intervention in the criminal justice system: police stations, prisons, courts and institutions for women. A key aspect of their concern is the […]

Dakshin Foundation

Dakshin creates contextual and location-based scalable approaches and interventions to help secure a balance between human needs and ecosystem services in coastal, marine and island spaces. They adopt interdisciplinary approaches in research and conservation interventions, drawing from the fields of ecology, conservation biology, sociology, economics, and law. Dakshin’s projects build community capacity for conservation and […]