The financial services firm, Edelweiss Capital Ltd is partnering Kubera Partners, a private equity firm based in USA to launch the Kubera-Edelweiss Social Innovation Honours, three awards totaling US$ 60,000 to felicitate outstanding innovations that positively impact the status of the girl child, through the delivery of services in three areas: education, health and nutrition, and future employability of the girl child.
EdelGive Foundation, the not for profit subsidiary of Edelweiss Capital is managing the entire process of these awards. The primary objective of the awards is to give an impetus to the issue of the girl child, and also to use prize philanthropy as an effective tool to promote innovation, awareness and targeted benefits to the needy. Ernst & Young and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences are partnering us to ensure transparency and rigour of processes.
Edelweiss and Kubera Partners
Deadline for all entries: December 1, 2008
Categories of Award
There are three award categories:
Employability defined as an innovative and sustainable model for the future employability of the girl child