Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

Skoll Foundation recognizes Omidyar Network Investees and Property Rights in Annual Awards

April 14, 2016

The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship have become the gold standard for those working to improve lives and have a “proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems.” This is the third time that groups we support to work on property rights have been recognized by the Skoll Foundation awards.

This year, we are delighted and proud that two of Omidyar Network’s investees – Chuck Slaughter of Living Goods and Vivek Maru of Namati - have been awarded for their highly innovative work. Both groups have done fantastic work empowering people to improve their lives: Living Goods through a network of community health entrepreneurs selling affordable health products, and Namati by training and supporting community legal advocates.

This year’s award is especially encouraging for our work protecting and promoting property rights, as Namati is the third investee awarded from this initiative. Previous recipients working on property rights were Jagdesh Rao Puppala of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) and Tim Hanstad of Landesa.

 

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