Deadline: August 15, 2023
The Rohini Nayyar Prize, conferred annually, will recognise an individual’s outstanding contribution to rural development whether in civil society, government, enterprise or academia.
The Prize winner will be announced at the end of October 2023 in New Delhi.
- The Prize comes with a cash award of Rs10 lakh, a citation and trophy.
- Individuals up to 40 years of age, born on or before 1 January 1983, who have worked for at least 5 years
- Practitioners working in civil society organizations (NGOs), as well as those from government, rural enterprises, community-based organizations (CBOs), and academia, will be eligible for consideration
- Work on any aspect of rural development, including agriculture, education, health, water, sanitation, employment-creation, environmental-conservation, bio-diversity, energy, enterprise development, women’s empowerment, child development, micro-credit, and related activities.
- Innovative work which is, for example, ahead of the curve, or brings about a change in social norms and community behavior, or
- Impactful work, which is sustained, whether extensive (affecting many people in larger geographical spaces), or intensive (major transformative change in a small community)
- Application/Self-nomination by concerned candidates
- Nominations by established practitioners
- Suggestions from distinguished persons
- Candidates should provide a clear articulation about their work in the wider context of their objectives and vision
- Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of information provided in their applications/nominations
- The prize winner be selected by a Jury of distinguished persons.
For more information, visit Nayyar Foundation for Social and Economic Purpose.