NCIIA grantee named Tech Awards laureate

Dr. Pradip Kumar Sarmah, the founder of 2009 NCIIA grantee Rickshaw Bank, has been named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2011, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The awards are presented by The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, and recognize accomplishment in five categories: education, equality, environment, economic development and health.  

Rickshaw Bank was awarded a $46,200 Sustainable Vision grant in 2009 and was selected to attend NCIIA's Open Minds showcase in Washington, D.C. (see picture).