Neelam Chhiber

About Neelam Chhiber
  • Co-founder and Managing Trustee, Industree Crafts Foundation
  • Member Website

Neelam Chhiber has for the past three decades been working on regenerative economies, with parts of India's 200 million strong artisanal work force, by providing design, technical, marketing and management solutions to bridge the urban-rural divide.

Over the years, Neelam and her team have built a holistic ecosystem that works with the most vulnerable rural and peri urban women in India to equip them with the necessary skills and tools to set up self-owned enterprises close to their homes, having already impacted 60,000 producers. Their work ensures that communities become part of mainstream value chains with customers such as IKEA and H&M Home, giving them greater control over their economic security and resources to significantly improve social gains such as social security, better health care, improved resilience to crisis and overall resilience.

Her work is now transforming into building a Platform for Inclusive Entrepreneurship for women, with very strong technology enablers, so that in the years to come, solutions being built out could use the power of networks and scale faster.


Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

2020 06 08

To achieve the SDGs by 2030, collaborations and partnerships are crucial to this success. As we consider the additional challenges posed by the economic and social setbacks from COVID-19, bringing together philanthropists in a meaningful way will be critical to…Read More

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