Action For India
Action For India helps social innovators in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid. AFI connects social innovators with impact investors, mentors, technology resources, government contacts and local partners.
Launched in 2012, AFI is inspired and guided by Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India and Chairman of India's National Innovation Council.
AFI’s third annual Forum was held in January 2014 bringing together 100+ social entrepreneurs from around the country with social sector visionaries, corporate leaders, impact investors and government innovators in Delhi. At the Forum, AFI also announced the launch of the Silicon Valley Challenge Fellowship, an experiential learning program in the heart of the innovation ecosystem in the Valley, for selected top social innovators in India.
AFI is also pleased to collaborate with innovation icon Desh Deshpande, co-chair of President Obama’s National Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on a partnership with the Deshpande Foundation to co-create a national learning network of regional hubs dedicated to creating impactful social change through entrepreneurship and innovation.
AFI is headquartered in New Delhi, India, and has a chapter in Silicon Valley, California.