Awards & Recognitions

    Awards & Recognitions

    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.


2016

    Awards & Recognitions

    SSP was awarded the coveted Rashtriya Swayam Siddh Samman based on our significant contributions to the development sector at the Award ceremony held on Jan 14, 2016 in Delhi.


    Swayam Shikshan Prayog is one of the Winners of 2016 UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award taking place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) from 14th to 18th November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.


2015

    Awards & Recognitions

    SSP was awarded the 6th Billionth South Asia Award 2015 under the M-Health Category on July 23 2015, New Delhi, India out of 320 total applications


    Ms. Prema Gopalan was selected as one of the four Finalist for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015


    Ms. Prema Gopalan was selected as one of the 50 Most Talented Green Leaders in the World CSR Conference on 17th February, 2015


    SSP was the runner up for the AmeriCares Spirit of Humanity 2015 Awards in the field of Women Empowerment in 2015


2014

    Awards & Recognitions

    SSP was awarded at the Vodafone Mobile for Good award 2014 for the Arogya Sakhi Program – Delivering preventive healthcare services at the doorstep by women health entrepreneurs


    Ms. Prema Gopalan was honored with the prestigious Assocham Ladies League ALL Grassroots Women of the Decade Achievers Award in 2014


    SSP has won the Best Innovation: Rural Energy Sector awarded by the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) at the Bihar Innovation Forum (BIF) on 31st January, 2014


    SSP has won the Best Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Business Models, awarded by the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) at the Maharashtra Rural Livelihoods Innovation Forum (MRLIF) on 27th January, 2014


    SSP received the Inclusive India Award 2013-14 from ICICI and CNBC-TV18


    Prema has been selected as a Senior Fellow of Synergos in 2014. The Senior Fellows program links extraordinary civil society leaders in a worldwide learning, service and action network. The network aims to strengthen the capacity and opportunities for these leaders to be catalysts and play a major role in partnerships that address the systemic causes of poverty and promote sustainable social change.


    Prema has been selected as the Ashoka Globalizer member in 2014.


2012

    Awards & Recognitions

    Spirit of Humanity Awards 2012 by AmeriCares India. SSP has been shortlisted in the Women’s Health category for the Spirit of Humanity Awards 2012 by the AmeriCares India and has got a Certificate of Merit Award in recognition of outstanding contribution towards healthcare for society.


    EdelGive Social Innovation Honors 2012 by Edelweiss Financial Services Limited. SSP was the runner up for the Category of Economic Security and Livelihoods for the EdelGive Social Innovation Honors 2012. We have been shortlisted from the applications received from over 250 NGOs in India.


    wPOWER grant by USAID/India for SSP for its commitment to empower over 1000 women entrepreneurs between 2012 and 2015, to launch small businesses around innovative clean technologies in Maharashtra and Bihar.


2008

    Awards & Recognitions

    SSP is one of the three Award Winners of Changemakers Competition 2008 by Global Water Challenge (GWC) for the Innovation `Small Steps, Big Leaps: Community Led Approach to Water and Sanitation’ selected from 265 entries from 54 countries.


    Finalist for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award of the Khemka Foundation with UNDP and Schwab selected from 140 entries in India.


2007

    Awards & Recognitions

    Recipient of the Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award in 2007 as an expert in community driven, gender equitable disaster response & resilience initiatives.

2006

    Awards & Recognitions

    Recipient of the Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award in 2007 as an expert in community driven, gender equitable disaster response & resilience initiatives.

2005

    Awards & Recognitions

    Nominated to the Advisory Panel of IED Independent Evaluation Division of the World Bank, Washington in 2005 to critically examine and provide recommendations from evaluation findings of disaster response projects for the last twenty years.

2000

    Awards & Recognitions

    Selected as Ashoka Fellow in 2000. Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who we recognize to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across the society. Ashoka Fellows work in over 60 countries around the globe in every area of human need.

1998

    Awards & Recognitions

    SSP received the award for recognition of the excellent work for the Community Participation in the Earthquake Disaster Project, Instituted by the Government of Maharashtra supported by the World Bank, DFID and UNDP in 1998.