S.M. Sehgal Foundation
S M Sehgal Foundation (Sehgal Foundation) is a public, charitable trust registered in India since 1999. Their mission is to strengthen community-led development initiatives to achieve positive social, economic, and environmental change across rural India. They envision every person across rural India empowered to lead a more secure, prosperous, and dignified life.
Every person deserves to lead a more secure, prosperous, and dignified life. With that vision in mind, their mission is to strengthen community-led development initiatives to achieve positive social, economic, and environmental change across rural India.
With support from donors and partners, Sehgal Foundation designs and promotes rural development interventions that create opportunities, build resilience, and provide solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in India’s poorest communities.
The foundation team works together with rural communities to create sustainable programs for managing water resources, increasing agricultural productivity, and strengthening rural governance. The team’s emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment is driven by the realization that human rights are central to developing every person’s potential.
As an emerging knowledge leader on rural development issues in India, the foundation team engages in participatory research, impact assessment, interactive dialogue, and community media to take informed actions and achieve sustainable results. The team collects, assesses, and reports qualitative and quantitative data across an array of development outcomes, building an archive of evidence-based research that incorporates the voices and views of rural communities and demonstrates the results.
Sehgal Foundation embraces the core values of integrity, excellence, professionalism, and optimism, along with the belief that, with appropriate support from civil society organizations and the government, rural communities will be mobilized to develop their own vision for development and transform their awareness into action.See more