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Stars Impact Award, 2010


>> Consultative national workshop in Delhi, India on Primary prevention of violence against women of ethnic minority communities.

>> Promoting nutri-dense farming through kitchen gardens to meet the nutritional gaps of the vulnerable communities in the Indian Himalayas./a>

>> Pragya organizes a three-day conservation advocacy training in Kakamega, Kenya

>> Pragya staff providing relief provisions and psychological support to a migrant workers camp in Uttarakhand, India struck by a devastating cloudburst resulting in tragic fatalities and loss of all belongings.

>> Sensitizing Himalayan communities to environment conservation and disaster risk reduction through a conservation campaign in Uttarakhand, India.

>> Addressing the issues of health and livelihoods for flood-affected and displaced Char (river island) communities in Munshiganj, Bangladesh.

Pragya works for the appropriate development of vulnerable communities and sensitive ecosystems of the world. We reach the benefits of development to the most remote and difficult regions, delivering an array of development services to isolated and underserved communities, and building their capacity to help themselves. We also research and support reform of programmes and policies, and advise, and train development actors, in order to spur development action in these regions.


  • Pragya's innovation DMS Himalaya recognised among 25 best case studies across Asia
    - At GNDR, ADPC hosted event on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Pragya receives GuideStar Platinum Certification
    - the certificate for highest level of transparency and public accountability
  • Pragya’s experience to be featured on Project Management Course by Philanthropy University
    - The team collaborated with the university on course design
  • Founder Gargi Banerji shared her views as a panelist at 2015 Philanthropreneurship Forum
    - Discussion focused on New Frontiers of Philanthropy
  • Pragya submitted statement on State & Non-State Development Collaborations
    - for UN ECOSOC High-level segment: annual ministerial review - 2014 session
  • Conflict Assessment Report - Northern Kenya
    - a PRAGYA study
Gaining their voices to say "No more violence!” through Know Your Rights Campaign

On International Women’s Day, Pragya in India mobilised communities in five districts across three states in the first phase of its biannual ‘Know Your Rights’ campaign for women and girls, under the project ‘Comprehensive primary prevention programme addressing violence against ethnic minority women in India’, focussed on the community-led interventions to address violence both within family or private sphere.


Stakeholders’ Training on Conservation Advocacy towards protection of Kakamega Forests

In July 2018, Pragya organized a Conservation Advocacy Training for local stakeholders at Isecheno, Ileho and Tirika in Kakamega county in Kenya. 38 participants attended the training and were prepared for their role as advocates for conservation, and jointly strategized and developed action plans for the conservation of the biodiversity of the Kakamega forests, in particular, their medicinal plant wealth.


Livestock distribution to population affected by earthquake in Nepal

Post the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, several families in the affected districts had lost their livelihood assets and were struggling to make ends meet. Pragya’s intervention in 4 of the districts is helping these households to rebuild their lives. Pragya is distributing a livelihood support package to the affected families – goats or poultry, as per the family’s preference - along with associated training.

Livelihoods Rehabilitation in Jhautia, Munshiganj district, Bangladesh

The formidable water and 221 families living on the river island near Lauhojong lost all their farmlands and assets in the 2017 floods. We provided some of these families with a livestock package in order to help them adopt an alternative livelihood. The local Livestock Officer also guided them on animal husbandry techniques, including healthcare for the livestock.


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