Madhav Chavan

Madhav Chavan is the CEO of Pratham, one of the largest education NGOs in the world. More

Pratham was founded to bring business, government, and civil society together to solve the problems of education in Mumbai in 1994-95. Over the years, Pratham has tried to work with governments, and when working this is not possible, Pratham works independently on a large scale with volunteers. Innovations that work on scale in unstructured environments is an important feature of Pratham. Madhav received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2011.

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