Dr. H. Harish Hande, CEO, SELCO Foundation:
H. Harish Hande is recognized as a pioneer of rural energy service across the globe. He co-founded SELCO India and later SELCO Foundation which have been able to successfully demonstrate that decentralised energy solutions can be truly sustainable when combined with appropriate technology, financing and ownership models suited to the cash flows and local contexts of the poor. SELCO's interventions are leading to the sustainable delivery of essential services such as healthcare at the last mile and enable improvements in livelihoods productivity and income, thereby enabling poverty alleviation and climate action. For these pioneering efforts, Harish and SELCO received The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2018) and Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (2011).
Mobilizing Financial Resources for Climate and Health