Padma Shri Reema Nanavaty

Director at SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association of India)

Reema Nanavaty leads Self Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) economic and rural development activities reaching out to seventeen million women and their families across India.

Since 1989 she has pioneered revival, restoration, and innovation of rural livelihoods from district to global level. Reema is being recognized across India and in the neighboring countries as a champion of making livelihoods of the poor women reach markets they deserve. May they be women artisans, salt pan workers, farmers, or laborer, she has made efforts over two decades to mainstream amazing diversity of skills and knowledge of India’s citizens into the national mainstream. Her effort has created a more dynamic local economy and fairer and equal society for thousands of SEWA sisters, citizens of India.

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  • Aug 26 2020
    The Nudge Forum Economic Development Through Equitable Access to Energy: SDG 7 Ashvin Dayal, Senior Vice President – Power & Climate at The Rockefeller Foundation, Padma Shri Reema Nanavaty, Director at SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association of India), and Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General TERI in conversation with Anjali Garg, Energy Specialist at the International Finance Corporation. This session was part of The/Nudge Forum (global edition) presented in […]