There are millions of not-for-profit and civil society organisations in the world who are playing a vital role in the socio-economic development of diverse communities who are living in difficult conditions. However, various studies and reports have time and again indicated that most of the grassroots organisations struggle to exist due to lack of funds, human resources, skills and perseverance. The eNGO Challenge under the umbrella of Digital Empowerment Foundation’s eNGO Programme was put into conception with an objective to recognise and facilitate these grassroots organisations doing exceptional work using Digital Tools. The eNGO Challenge is now six years old and recognises best practices across South Asia. This year we have received 447 nominations from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. After the first round of screening, 157 nominations have been shortlisted. These nominations are categorised under different fields to help give due recognition. These categories are Education and Learning, Healthcare and Wellness, Governance and Livelihood, Heritage and Culture, Entrepreneurship and Outreach, Environment and Sustainability, Enablement and Empowerment. The Grand Jury for the same is scheduled for November 2019 followed by the felicitation programme in December.
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