Sponsors

For generously supporting our efforts towards the Conference and the Initiative on Commons, we would like to thank:
     
     
  Concern Worldwide
www.concern.net

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to reducing suffering and ending extreme poverty. Since the beginning, over 40 years ago, our focus has been on improving the lives of the poorest people.
     
  Collective Action and Property Rights
www.capri.cgiar.org

The overarching goal of CAPRi is to contribute to policies and practices that reduce rural poverty by analyzing and disseminating knowledge on the ways that collective action and property rights institutions influence the efficiency, equity, and sustainability of natural resource use.
     
  Omidyar Network
www.omidyar.com

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Omidyar Network invests in and helps scale for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations to catalyze economic and social change across multiple investment areas, including property rights. Within property rights, Omidyar Network identifies and supports organizations that increase access to land and security of tenure, encourage fair laws, and advance awareness and formalization of rights for the poor.
     
  International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
www.idrc.ca

IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
     
     
  Actionaid
www.actionaid.org/india

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency operating in over 40 countries, working with poor and marginalised people to end poverty and injustice together.
     
  Ford Foundation
www.fordfoundation.org

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

     
  Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
www.tcs.com

Tata Consultancy Services – provides world-class IT services, business solutions, and outsourcing.TCS applies specific industry experience to create tailored business solutions, achieving real business results that allow you to transform, and not just maintain, your operations.
     
  National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
www.nabard.org

Promoting Sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural development through effective credit support, related services, institution building and other innovative initiatives, NABARD is the apex institution , accredited with all matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in the rural areas of India.
     
  Arghyam
www.arghyam.org

Arghyam is a public charitable foundation setup with an endowment from Rohini Nilekani, working in the water and sanitation sector in India since 2005.  ‘Arghyam’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Offering’.
     
  UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme
www.sgp.undp.org

The Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme aims to deliver global environmental benefits in the GEF Focal Areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, protection of international waters, prevention of land degradation (primarily desertification and deforestation), and elimination of persistent organic pollutants through community-based approaches.
     
  www.dorabjitatatrust.org

The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust extends its support to individuals, institutions and organizations striving to make a difference.  It demonstrates the power of purposeful philanthrophy in the development of a progressive nation, while promoting excellence and relevance in the areas of human endeavour.  The Allied Trusts which are administered by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust present a significant and sizeable portion of philanthrophy and have promoted some noteworthy projects.
     
     
  UNDP India
www.undp.org.in

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.UNDP is committed to help India achieve the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in consecutive Five-Year Plans. The goal of the organization is to help improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in India.