I-MAK Directors Awarded Prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship

Press Release 7 Sep 2008

I-MAK Directors Priti Radhakrishnan and Tahir Amin have been awarded the highly selective Echoing Green fellowship.

The competitive process led to 20 social change organizations being chosen out of nearly 1450 applicants from 83 countries. The fellowship enables Priti and Tahir to work full-time for I-MAK for two years. It includes $45,000/year in seed funding, technical support to turn their innovative ideas into a sustainable organization and integrates them into a community of successful social entrepreneurs. With the support of Echoing Green, Priti and Tahir will develop I-MAK as an innovative social change organization committed to improving patent quality and access to medicines.

What is Echoing Green?

To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Since 1987, Echoing Green has provided seed funding and support to nearly 450 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. For more information about Echoing Green, visit www.echoinggreen.org

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