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Trials and Triumphs of the Nigerian Insurgency: Youth for Safe Energy Initiative

Happy Amos writes on Nigeria’s Internally Displaced People and the Youth for Safe Energy Initiative

'Ending Need' Indeed?

An interview with Médecins Sans Frontières India General Director Martin Sloot reflects upon the contentious approach to humanitarian aid at the recently concluded World Humanitar...

Wetlands To Choke By Rule?

Dankuni wetland – typical of the Damodar-Hugli riverine interfluve could choke if the Draft Wetland Rules 2016 becomes law

India Youth Fund

India Youth Fund has been co-founded by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and UN-Habitat as a window of the global Urban Youth Fund. It aims to empower the country’s urban youth and cement their role in nation’s development. The programme offers monetary grants and pastoral guidance to a selection of promising and impactful projects led-by and targeted-at urban youth.

Over the past two years, India Youth Fund has supported Interested organizations that fulfill our eligibility criteria can access our web-based application system to submit their proposals.

Only a handful of promising projects are selected annually, after a rigorous and extremely competitive shortlisting process.

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Who We Are

Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation

Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation was established in 2002 in Mumbai, India, and has emerged as one of the country’s most prominent philanthropic institutions. The Foundation empowers not-for-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs towards positive and sustainable social impact. It is active in a variety of domains, such as health, education, livelihoods, governance, youth and culture.

For more information, please visit our website or read our brochure.

NSF Focus Area




Art & Culture

Youth & Urbanisation

Goverrnance & Civic Issues

Young Social Innovators Conclave

The Young Social Innovators Conclave is a leading disseminative platform that focuses on youth-led social innovation. It brings together practitioners and experts and provides them a setting wherein they can exchange and develop potentially path-breaking ideas that can catalyze social change. The Conclave is held annually in Mumbai.

The first edition of the conclave was held in October, 2014, and was attended by over 300 people. The Conclave featured 60 experts and 50 young social innovators. Read more about the conclave in this report.

The second edition of the conclave was held in October, 2015, and featured both subject experts and young practitioners. The Conclave also featured a live jury where the 2015 cohort of India Youth Fund grantees were selected in open-to-public presentations. What happened in the 2015 Young Social Innovators Conclave? Read more about it here.