Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values
The Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award (SNASEA) recognised eight ‘Hidden Heroes’ and four ‘Agents of Change’ on18 December 2012. Conceived as the first ever award to recognize the Nepalese social entrepreneurs who create value for the ‘People, Planet and Profit’; the vision of SNASEA was not only to celebrate the hidden heroes for their great initiatives but also to showcase their ventures and the impact they have made. SNASEA 2012 featured an additional recognition – ‘NBI Agent of Change’ for businesses that support startups, assist enterprise development and promote the culture of entrepreneurship in Nepal.
After an intense process of evaluation amongst 84 applicants received, SNASEA has rewarded five winners and recognised three individuals who have dedicated their lives to change. The five social entrepreneurs rewarded are listed below in no particular order. Please click on their names to know more about them.
These 5 winners will each get a package which includes cash prize from Surya Nepal Private Limited along with the opportunity of networking through ChangeFusion Nepal.
As a special addition this year, three social entrepreneurs were recognised for their selfless contribution and for relentlessly working for more than 10 years for the betterment of the community. They are the true embodiments of the hidden heroes that SNASEA looks for. These specially recognized individuals are listed below in no particular order. Please click on their names below to know more about them.
The four businesses recognised by the ‘NBI Agent of Change’ as the 2012 Honorees for their contribution in igniting and cultivating entrepreneurship in the country are listed below in no particular order:
The Award Ceremony was all about celebrating the extraordinary achievements of ordinary people working to create social, environmental and economic value. Everyone who applied for this award was a winner because each of them has contributed to their respective communities in their own way.
SNASEA team’s Note: This marks the end of the journey of SNASEA 2012. But, the team would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all those involved directly or indirectly, for helping us out in whatever ways and means they could. And we would also like to congratulate all the winners and participants and wish you all the best for the journey ahead. Keep up on your good work to make this world a better and equitable place to live on. SNASEA 2012 was sponsored by Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd., Supported by National Business Initiative and Organised by ChangeFusion Nepal.