Ms. Prema Gopalan

     
 
 
     
     
  Management Team  
  Ms. Prema Gopalan
Executive Director

Founder and Director of Swayam Shikshan Prayog. Since 1993, she has been involved in disaster rehabilitation projects and in building the capacities of rural women’s collectives to access and manage resources so that they can participate in decision-making processes that affect the allocation and management of resources. With a view to building strong community institutions, a network of federations built and strengthened linking women’s SHGs of 80,000 + members to increase access to micro finance and sustainable livelihoods, health services ,water and sanitation and delivery of relevant products and services in health, food and nutrition and renewable energy etc. Ms. Gopalan has made an invaluable contribution to the global discussions in the areas of social entrepreneurship, grassroots engagement with local government, and in empowering women to address poverty and inequality, with a particular focus on health and livelihoods. Prema earned an M.Phil in Sociology and Research Methodology and Masters in Social Work.