Arbind Singh, Executive Director of Nidan, has won the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ India 2008 award. Nidan develops sustainable businesses, cooperatives, trade unions and ‘people’s institutions’ led by the most excluded categories of the poor in Bihar. It has promoted and built 20 independent profit-making ventures governed and owned by the urban poor. The award comprises 800,000 rupees, the opportunity to take part in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos at the end of this month, and access to the Schwab Foundation’s global network. It is an initiative of the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with UNDP.
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