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Uttar Pradesh Government’s support and collaboration

Uttar Pradesh government is supporting FifthEstate in encouraging social entrepreneurship in the state. To help us achieve the common vision, UP government provides FifthEstate support in terms of Technical and Research assistance as below:

Technical Assistance

  • o Policy support
  • o Infrastructure support
  • o Last mile connection

Research Assistance

  • o Research and data support from the government research centers
  • o Connections with state’s focus area experts

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS)

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) aimed at reducing the gap in wellbeing status between socially excluded groups in India and the rest of the population.

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme works with socially excluded groups in India and works in covers 89 selected districts in seven states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal

Find out more at their website.

Innovation Co-creation Lab

The London School of Economic (LSE) Innovation Co-Creation Lab is a partnership between leading academics, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and companies seeking to reduce poverty and promote basic human freedoms through successful business model innovation. We co-create evidence-based management knowledge and put it into practice at the base of the economic pyramid. ICCLab is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science with partners in Asia, Africa and South America

Find out more at their website.

Gaon Connection

GaonConnection does not aim at bringing news to the heart of India, nor does it prophesize to change the way media views its rural markets. GaonConnection aims at bringing their world, the things that matter, the subjects that count closer to them. While doing that, they provide a view of the changing landscape of villages to urban India. They strive to create a tool for India’s heartland that someday will give birth to a movement that propels change.

Find out more at their website.

Dainik Bhaskar

Dainik Bhaskar (दैनिक भास्कर) is Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It has the third-highest circulation in Indiaaccording to Audit Bureau of Circulations. It is owned by Dainik Bhaskar Group (D.B. Corp Ltd.), the largest Print Media Company of India. It was started in year 1958 from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh.

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Institute of Management Sciences, University of Lucknow

We have launched an on-campus incubation centre in partnership with Institute of Management Sciences, Lucknow University. Our aim to creates center of incubation in universities and colleges with an aim to encourage students to become entrepreneurs, and to help impactful start-ups scale at state and national level.

Abhitech IT Solutions Private Limited

Abhitech is a prominent name in providing exclusive software development services, specializing in custom application development, website development, system integration and software testing and quality assurance, with industry-specific software expertise in different high-technology software sectors.

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innovation eXperience

iX’s vision is to inspire Kerala to lead the world in social innovations across domains such as clean energy, waste management and more.
By partnering with citizens and other key stakeholders iX is driving a range of projects, products and programmes to help make this vision a reality.

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kanthari in Trivandrum, Kerala, South of India, offers a 7 month leadership program for visionaries who have overcome adversity and who are keen to drive ethical social change. Our aim is to reach out and develop potential social leaders from the margins of society. The intake is based on their talent, dreams and the major adversity (Pinching point) they have overcome in life. Our aim is to hone those “kantharis”  through our innovative curriculum who have gained strength from their adversities and, being a part of a target group similar to themselves, are intrinsically driven to create ethical social change.

Find out more at their website.

Global Health Advocates India

GHA is a non-governmental organization that focuses on engaging all sections of society to fight diseases that disproportionately affect people living in poverty, and are also the leading causes of people living in poverty. In particular, Global Health Advocates India works towards the formulation and implementation of effective public policies to fight disease and ill health in India.

Find out more at their website.