eNGO Challenge Award South Asia Grand Jury was successfully held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 8th October 2014. eNGO Challenge Award Grand Jury is one of the most crucial milestone in entire eNGO Challenge Award Process, which is aimed to identify and Award the best practices across Asia using ICT tools. The experts of the Grand Jury offer their perspective not only on how innovative the project is but how well it is sustaining & how well strategically positioned they would be.
eNGO Challenge Award jury is a three tier process where the entries go through rigorous review and filtering, it then goes through parameter and secondary research based evaluation and then it finally goes through diverse qualitative and quantitative discussion and voting by jurors who spent a full day to implement the jury process.
eNGO Challenge South Asia Award Jury panel is mix of Technology experts, entrepreneurs, industry experts, mentors, consultants & writers on Technological Developments from South Asian countries. The experts were from Bill and Milinda Gates, Microsoft India
Moderator : eNGO Challenge South Asia Award Jury
Osama ManzarFounder & Director, Digital Empowerment FoundationOsama Manzar is a convert social entrepreneur spearheading the mission to overcome the information barrier between India’s rural sector, and the so-called developed society, through Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) – the not-for-profit organization founded to accomplish the mission. He is a Member, Working Group, Internet Governance Forum of Ministry of Communication & IT and was a Member, Task Force on Growth of IT, ITES & Electronics HW Manufacturing Industry, Ministry of Comm & IT, India.
Amir Ullah Khan Amir Ullah Khan | President of Glocal UniversityAn economist working as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he holds a PhD in Commerce and Business Studies from the JamiaMillia Central University at New Delhi. Additionally, he is a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat. An erstwhile officer of the Indian Civil Services, Dr. Amir has worked as a researcher for the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the UNDP at Project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy). Besides these, he has worked in various capacities with EU, British High Commission, OXFAM, Ashoka Foundation, USAID and Deutsche GesellschaftfürTechnischeZusammenarbeit (GTZ).
Stan Thekaekara, activist, thinker and social entrepreneur has worked for nearly 40 years in the field of human rights and development. In 1986, he co-founded ACCORD, to mobilise the adivasis of the Gudalur Valley, Tamilnadu to fight for their social, political and human rights. In 2000, Stan founded Just Change, an international cooperative linking producers, investors and consumers in mutually beneficial ways – rebuilding the notion of community and regaining power in the marketplace. Stan has served as a trustee of Oxfam GB and was Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford University. Stan has straddled the entire gamut of human rights and development work – from grassroots activism and long term development, to disaster management and rehabilitating youngsters with addiction problems. He sits on the Board of various non-profits and has been instrumental in founding a number of development organisations in India and abroad.