Partners

niiti consulting was set up with a philosophy that large scale social change and transformation can happen when the best minds from across geographies and skill sets can collaborate. Our endeavour to create an open network with organisations who share our ethos and philosophies has helped us create some wonderful partnerships. Our partners advise us, collaborate with us on projects when appropriate and brainstorm with us regularly, as a result of which we are able to have an interdisciplinary approach to our work.

Acara, a program of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, has developed the Acara Challenge into an innovative and globally recognized university program that brings a unique and effective approach to the education and development of future leaders. Acara’s mission is to educate and develop student leaders and to subsequently develop ventures focused on societal change. Acara does that by offering a series of courses directed toward developing a business that is focused on solving an environmental or social challenge. Acara partners with several leading universities in India to offer courses both collaboratively to students in both countries, and to students in India or the US. See acara.environment.umn.edu

Karmany is on a mission to find the world’s most talented people to work on the world’s most pressing problems. Two years ago, the Karmany team began conducting research around the talent gap in the social sector, which resulted in the implementation of a scalable technology solution. Karmany’s beta web platform highlights credible social organisations while matching interested professionals with opportunities in the industry by creating visual profiles to market their stories. Within a year of launch, Karmany has attracted over 50 funded social enterprises and thousands of interested candidates. Karmany’s partners include organisations such as Simpa Networks, Ashoka India, Digital Green, Unitus Capital, Vera Solutions and Monitor Deloitte. The team aims to make their technology platform the leading marketplace for social development individuals and organisations. See www.karmany.org.

India’s only open government platform is aimed at integrating technology in the process of citizen’s engagement and feedback to governance at www.whypoll.org. Whypoll’s work in creating an integrated women’s safety technological platform has been reported in the New York Times, BBC World Service, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera and Deustche Welle (DW). Whypoll has worked closely with the United Nations Millennium Goals Campaign and is a 80G tax benefit certified not-for-profit. Among people who have participated in Whypoll programmes and activity: Mani Shankar Aiyar, Shashi Tharoor, R. K. Pachauri, Shovana Narayan, Urvashi Butalia, Gurcharan Das, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury and Anu Aga. See www.whypoll.org

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