Two leading social entrepreneurs seletected as 2008 WEF Young Global Leaders

On 11th March, the World Economic Forum announced the 2008 Young Global Leadership honorees. According to the WEF:

This honour is bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top 200-300 young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world

This year’s honorees from India include two leading Social Entrepreneurs, Vikram Akula and CV Madhukar. They share the honor with other prominent Indians from diverse fields. You can find the entire list here

Vikram Akula is the founder of SKS, widely considered as one of the fastest growing microfinance organizations in the world. C V Madhukar is the founder of PRS Legislative Research. The PRS website describes the organization as:

PRS Legislative Research is an independent research initiative that aims to strengthen the legislative debate by making it better informed, more transparent and participatory. PRS is the first initiative of its kind in India.

Clearly, Social Entrepreneurs both in India and around the world are increasingly getting recognized for their cutting edge work in help solving some of the worlds toughest problems.