Announcing the Winners of the 14th Edition of the Sankalp Global Awards 2022

Mumbai, September 30, 2022: Powered by Sankalp Forum, an initiative of Intellecap, the 14th Sankalp Global Summit hosted the annual Sankalp Global Awards 2022, geared to support, reward, recognize and celebrate high impact enterprises from around the world that are tackling key development challenges.

This year, impact enterprises from 43 countries applied to the coveted awards, with the winners chosen by a jury panel composed of eminent business leaders and global investors. The top 7 winners of the Sankalp Global Awards 2022 include Aloi from Nepal in the Financial Inclusion category, Bandhu from India in the Livelihoods and Future of Work(ers) category, Equatorial Power from Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Clean Energy and Climate Solutions category, Solinas from India in the Health & WaSH category, Numer8 from India in the Agriculture category, Tvasta Manufacturing from India in the Affordable Housing category and Essmart from India which won the Sankalp Ecosystem Award through a unique voting process by the impact community.

Each of the winners are solving  complex social challenges through cutting-edge innovations and high potential entrepreneurship, with each demonstrating the ability to scale, disrupt and bring transformative impact in their sector.

 The winner in the Financial Inclusion category, Aloi from Nepal is a micro-entrepreneur financing platform that uses blockchain to automatically monitor business expenditures

 The winner in the Livelihoods and Future of Work(ers) category, Bandhu from India is a mobile platform that enables low-income workers to simultaneously line up accommodation and livelihood by providing each potential migrant with a package consisting of a job and associated rental housing.

The winner in the Clean Energy and Climate Solutions category, Equatorial Power from Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a decentralized energy infrastructure company, focused on its services of building and operating solar hybrid mini-grids to provide essential power for 20 years.

The winner in the Health & WaSH category, Solinas from India, is a deep-tech startup providing asset management solutions leveraging robotics for the pipeline and sanitation industry, solving problems of water leakages, and eliminating manual scavenging.

The winner in the Agriculture category, Numer8 from India, helps small-scale fishing community by providing hourly updated marine and weather advisory, backward and forward market linkages, and financial connections by using their app.

The winner in the Affordable Housing category, Tvasta Manufacturing from India, provides 3D Printing as a mainstream solution for affordable housing, automating construction, and improving productivity and sustainability in the industry to provide better infrastructure to millions around the world.

The winner of the Sankalp Ecosystem Award 2022, selected through a unique voting process, instituted for the impact community, Essmart from India is a curated B2B e-commerce platform for rural retail shops that specializes in products that transform rural revenue potential and improve livelihoods, enabling them to sell products that struggle to move through existing supply chains and grow their businesses.

“Sankalp Global Awards brings together impact entrepreneurs to help solve challenges through cutting-edge innovation and high potential entrepreneurship. Sankalp Awards, today, in its 14th year, highlighted transformative ideas that will define the next decade, thereby demonstrating our ability to drive action and influence outcomes,” said Urvashi Devidayal, Sankalp Lead, India.

Some of the key renowned speakers at the Summit included Global leaders and practitioners such as Wendy Werner, Country Head, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ambassador Gurjit Singh and Smt. Lakshmi Puri, Former Ambassadors of India, Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Delegation of the European Union, Ms. Ina Hagniningtyas Krishnamurthy,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to India, Freddy Svane, Ambassador Of Denmark, Sandeep Chakravorty, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Dr. Indu Bhushan, Former CEO, Ayushman Bharat, Abhishek Gopalka, MD  & Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Zaved Akhtar, CEO & MD, Unilever Bangladesh, Dr. Rajat Chabba, Senior Technical Advisor, Global Healthcare Innovations at Jhpiego, Indu Bhushan, Former CEO, Ayushman Bharat (National Health Authority), Dennis Curry, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP, Ashish Desai, Director, NITI Aayog, Payal Dayal, Senior VP, Mastercard, Sivakumar Surampudi, Group Head – Agri & IT Business, ITC, Anjalli Ravi Kumar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Zomato, Professor Dr. Rohit Jindal, MacEwan University School of Business, Monika Frech, MD, Yunus Social Business, Luis Noda, VP, Habitat for Humanity, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA), Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor CNBC –TV18, Ajaita Shashidhar, Editor At Large, Fortune India,  Govindraj Ethiraj, Editor, IndiaSpend, Swati Khandelwal, Executive Editor, Zee Business and Varsha Meghani, Principal Correspondent, Forbes India,  among several others.

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