Pragya is a non-governmental development organization established in 1995. Initiated in the global South, our current operations span India, Nepal, Sub-Saharan Africa, UK, and USA.

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 least developed 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 programs and policies, and advise and train development actors, in order to spur development action in these regions.

The organization was set up with a concern for last-mile communities neglected and marginalized in the development process, and unique ecosystems (frequently the two converge) that suffer the destruction brought about by overuse of resources and inappropriate development. Our initial grassroots work was focused on the high altitude belt of the Himalayan region across India and Nepal. Today we have reached out to remote regions and isolated communities in other continents in our drive to address the development needs of all such areas and people in the world.


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