In 2013, 55 Harvard students traveled to South Asia on SAI funding to participate in research, internships, and group projects. Undergraduate and graduate students spanned out across South Asia to participate in internships at VidyaGyan School in Uttar Pradesh, the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust in Dhaka, and the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, among many other organizations across various sectors. SAI-funded research included research on the link between the use of biomass fuel and anemia in pregnancy in Nagpur, a project on waste management in the Maldives, and a senior thesis on women’s anti-sexual violence organizing in India .
In addition to the SAI research and internship grants, the 2013 Omidyar Grant for Innovative Solutions made possible by the Omidyar Network, Inc. funded the projects of three teams of Harvard students: GrowLanka, EmpowHER, and Rabtt.
More information about the groups is available on the Omidyar Grant for Innovative Solutions page.
Ginny Fahs , Harvard College ’14, spent her 2012 Summer Internship at SPARC in Mumbai.
The MOBILIZE! Digital Libraries group, the recipients of the 2012 Omidyar Grant for Innovative Solutions, is composed of Nisha Deolalikar, Jenna Louie, and Viroopa Volla, of Harvard College, and Karlie Fox-Knudtsen, of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The MOBILIZE! team is advised by Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School.