We are pleased to announce the 2016 cohort of the Global Social Benefit Fellowship and our inaugural Miller Center Summer Chair, Dr. Leslie Gray. These 18 students will conduct action research alongside social entrepreneurs from Nicaragua to Nepal. Their research advances the Miller Center's strategic initiatives: Climate Resilience, Women Rising, and Social Impact Assessment

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Climate Resilience

Asdenic, Nicaragua

ASDENIC works on agricultural development, aquaculture, food security, and environmental protection in Northern Nicaragua.

Iluméxico, Mexico

Iluméxico promotes community development through energy access with solar powered home systems in rural communities.

ONergy, India

ONergy provides decentralized energy solutions to underserved households and institutions in India.

Women Rising

Bana, Uganda

Bana produces affordable and eco-friendly sanitary pads sold by rural women entrepreneurs to improve sanitation and enable more village girls to attend school.

Empower Generation, Nepal

Empower Generation connects solar energy technology and women entrepreneurs in emerging Asia. 

Rangsutra Crafts, India

Rangsutra Crafts ensures sustainable livelihoods for artisans and farmers in remote regions of India, by creating top quality hand made products based on the principles of fair trade and a celebration of India’s rich craft heritage.

Social Impact Assessment

Nazava, Indonesia

Nazava Water Filters sells affordable and safe household water filters in Indonesia. 


Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.

Miller Center Summer Chair

Dr. Leslie Gray
Dr. Gray of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences will serve as the inaugural Miller Center Summer Chair. She will direct an action research project in social impact assessment with the GSBI social enterprise Solar Sister in Tanzania. Dr. Gray will research the impact solar technologies have on African women and their families.

Miller Center Summer Chair Announcement