FOOD India is a 20-year-old non-profit organization conducting research on social development and implementing welfare programs in the field of employment generation, poverty alleviation, cost effective housing, education, health, water and sanitation, energy conservation, ICTs, electronic NGO networking, E-commerce, institutional and capacity building for women networks.
HP LIFE Program – FOOD has partnered with HP to establish a state of the art ICT training
centre in Chennai. FOOD is utilizing the training center to deliver HP’s LIFE (Learning Initiative For
Entrepreneurs) curriculum to educated unemployed youth. Further FOOD’s staff have been certified
as Master Trainer by HP and they are co-delivering the Training of Trainers course with HP for other program partners.
We are one of the 20 finalists selected out of 1400 participants world-wide (and the only NGO in the Asia Pacific) by the judges for the most prestigious Ericsson Internet Community Award for the year 1999.
Global Knowledge-II Best Practice
Our community networking activity has been selected as one of the best practices for the year 2000 by Global Knowledge-II (GK-II) 2000.
We are one of the finalists selected out of 2500 participants for the Development Marketplace 2001 Awards.
Stockholm Challenge Award
We have been declared as one of the finalists for the Stockholm Challenge Award 2002 for our “Inter-city marketing network” project.
Is the Founder/Executive Director of FOOD and has been involved in all departments of FOOD’s projects including planning, project formulation, financial planning, management and monitoring & evaluation.
Joined FOOD in 1995 to concentrate on the organisation’s activities involving the use of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic development.
Over the past 25 years Ragunathan has been associated several water supply and sanitation schemes for the welfare of the urban poor. He also contributed to the slum development programs converging many programs available in the state.
Our strategies in networking with government, local, regional, national and international non-profit and research & development organizations in the region and worldwide has evinced interest among other players. Some of our recent projects are outlined below.
FOOD from its inception has been networking with government, local, regional, national and international NGOs for implementing sustainable social development programmes and sharing its experience with partner organisations, regional and national NGOs as well as Asian NGOs.