Swayam Shikshan Prayog receives the Equator Prize on Sept 17, 2017 from UNDP at New York

Godavari Dange and Kamal Kumbhar our grassroots women leaders and farmers from Maharashtra were in New York together with Naseem Shaikh from Swayam Shikshan Prayog. They received the Equator Prize 2017 award from Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator in a gala event hosted by the Equator Initiative partnership on September 17, 2017 at New York. We were among 15 winners from 12 countries. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/pune-ngo-for-women-farmers-wins-un-equator-prize/article9864007.ece

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Hatching A Thousand Enterprises

29.08.2017

Kamal Kumbhar, a serial entrepreneur from SSP received `Women Transforming India Awards 2017′ from Wing Commander Pooja Thakur at the Award Ceremony held on 29th August, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The award was launched by NITI Aayog, in partnership with United Nations in India and MyGov.



Women Change Makers Fellowship 2017

22.08.2017

Prema Gopalan, Founder and Executive Director of Swayam Shikshan Prayog India has been awarded Women Change Makers Fellowship 2017 by the Womanity Foundation. The WCM Fellowship aims to identify, support and connect leading social entrepreneurs, who are addressing women’s access to education, healthcare as well as economic and political participation.


Kamal Kumbhar from Swayam Shikshan Prayog India is being felicitated by Government of Maharashtra

29.08.2017

Kamal Kumbhar from Swayam Shikshan Prayog India is being felicitated by Government of Maharashtra at Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi on August 29, 2017 @micnewdelhi


Pune NGO wins UN prize for sustainable farming model

04.07.2017

It is the only Indian organization to win the award, making the cut from more than 800 nominations across 120 countries.


Women-led agro-ecological farming model set to get UN award

03.07.2017

The aim was to empower the women in a way that they are able to manage the available natural resources and achieve food and income security through agriculture.


Start Up Village Entrepreneurship Program’ (SVEP)

29.06.2017

SBN Maharashtra News channel broadcasted the news on Government of Maharashtra funded `Start Up Village Entrepreneurship Program’ (SVEP), under which 5000 women are being trained as entrepreneurs. Under the umbrella of National Rural Livelihood Mission, SSP is partnering with the Govt of Maharashtra to implement a scaled up program for small and marginal women farmers and creating women entrepreneurs across three districts in Maharashtra.


Godavari Dange and Nirmala, the grassroots community leaders from SSP

31.08.2017

Godavari Dange and Nirmala, the grassroots community leaders from SSP with Ms. Vijaya Rahatkar, Head of Maharashtra Women’s Commission at the Western Region Consultation on “Securing Rights of Women Farmers: Developing a Road Map for Action” was held on 8-9 May 2017 at YMCA Pune.


Winner of the 2017 Woman Exemplar Award of CII Foundation

27.04.2017

Kamal Kumbhar a grassroots serial entrepreneur supported by Swayam Shikshan Prayog is Winner of the 2017 Woman Exemplar Award of CII Foundation in the Micro enterprise category… she has received the Award from Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.


Workshop for Policy Makers and Practitioners

24.03.2017

Dainik Jagran News on Workshop for Policy Makers and Practitioners on Strengthening Partnerships for Promoting Women’s Leadership in Climate Resilience in Bihar held at A N Sinha Institute, Patna on March 24, 2017


World Water Day

22.03.2017

World Water Day celebrated at Latur on 22nd March, 2017



Sakhi Melava

09.03.2017

Sakhi Melava, Solapur 9th March, 2017 & Opening ceremony of Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Resource Center.


International Women’s Day

08.03.2017

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017, SSP felicitated grassroots women leaders in addressing development issues of rural communities in the Sakhi Melava organized by SSP at KVK, Latur.





The Better India published Swayam Shikshan Prayog – SSP’s video online

04.10.2016

In an era where the focus is highlighted on ambitious clean energy initiatives by big companies, Swayam Shikshan Prayog has been recognised by the un for its efforts in bringing the same initiative in smaller doses to rural areas.



Story of the 2016 Momentum for Change Award winners

28.11.2016

Women for Results category UNFCCC @ Momentum for Change Award Event



Grassroots women leaders Naseem Shaikh and Dange Godavari

27.10.2016

Grassroots women leaders Naseem Shaikh and Dange Godavari from Swayam Shikshan Prayog India meets Member of Parliament Mr. Uwe Kekeritz during their visit from 17th to 24th October, 2016 in Germany. The Member of Parliament Mr. Kekeritz, Germany who had invited Misereor and SSP grassroots leaders for the parliamentarian breakfast has published a long version on the meeting on his website.








Awards & Recognition

SSP’s contribution towards creating scalable ecosystem for community development has won us many accolades. We are now recognized as leading proponents for upliftment of marginalized rural communities through women empowerment, and setting up value chains for non-traditional BOP products in rural India. These recognitions are testimony to our relentless efforts. We continue to strive towards empowering women to take charge, and lead their communities to a better future.


2017

SSP is one of the 15 winners of the Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP. SSP has been selected from 806 nominations from 120 countries for its women led climate resilient agro-ecological farming model and entrepreneurship and has empowered more than 72,000 in India.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/pune-ngo-wins-un-prize-for-sustainable-farming-model/article19207876.ece


Kamal Kumbhar, a serial entrepreneur from SSP received ‘Women Transforming India Awards 2017’ from Wing Commander Pooja Thakur at the Award Ceremony held on 29th August, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The award was launched by NITI Aayog, in partnership with United Nations in India and MyGov. http://in.one.un.org/un-video/hatching-thousand-enterprises-kamal-kumbhar/


Kamal Kumbhar, a serial entrepreneur from SSP has received the 2017 Woman Exemplar Award of CII Foundation in the Micro enterprise category from the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 27th April, 2017 at New Delhi, India.


GuideStar India recognizes organizations that practice and voluntarily demonstrate their transparency and accountability in the public domain. Swayam Shikshan Prayog is an Advanced level winner the GuideStar India NGO Transparency Award and received Gold Seal certification valid till 31 December 2017.