Jaipur Rugs Foundation
Jaipur Rugs Foundation's mandate is to reach out to remote rural areas and establish bonds with the village communities, enabling them to start weaving not just rugs but also their own lives. It is done through two intertwined verticals: ‘entrepreneurship development’ and ‘social development’. Entrepreneurship development focuses on the economic well-being of the artisans and their communities through skill development and livelihood support & social development focuses on their social well-being through interventions, awareness generation and linkages.
Participant Profile: Yash Ranga (Stakeholder Engagement Partner)
Yash provides strategic vision to the two intertwined verticals of Jaipur Rugs Foundation: Entrepreneurship development and social development, through engaging multiple diverse stakeholders and by curating an effective partnerships platform that maximizes impact at scale. Prior to joining Jaipur Rugs Foundation, He was associated with a New York based Boutique IT company inspired by the disruption in technology that is taking place with Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Mobility, Machine learning and the Cloud. His niche areas include Conscious Capitalism, Founders’ Mentality, Social Entrepreneurship and Multi-Stakeholder partnerships for development, Sustainable Development Goals and Base of the Pyramid Innovations. With a background in software engineering, entrepreneurship and business strategy, he is also a national boxer and a theater artist.