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Sheela Patel

Founder-Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC)

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Sheela Patel Biography

Sheela Patel, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) and chair of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), has been awarded the prestigious David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award for her work with urban poor communities.

The award was presented September 21 at the Synergos University for Night event in New York City, an annual gathering to honor people and/or organisations that exemplify the principle of working together for the common good.

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was also honoured at the event. Previous recipients include Queen Rania of Jordan and the co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and William Gates Sr.

Founded in 1984, SPARC is one of the largest Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on housing and infrastructure issues for the urban poor. The organisation helps the urban poor increase their voice in government in order to ensure that they have decent housing, infrastructure and other resources. SPARC operates through an alliance with the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan, a women’s organisation with a focus on economic empowerment.

Under Ms. Patel’s leadership, SPARC has been responsible for the construction of housing for over 8,500 families and more than 500,000 toilets and latrines. Currently, SPARC has programmes in 70 cities throughout India.

It works in partnership with local grassroots groups, government agencies, and other actors to build support for housing and microcredit programmes for pavement dwellers living in shacks alongside roads, support-related research, and implementation of relevant policy initiatives. The results are action and policy partnerships that are changing the way society meets the needs of the urban poor.

Ms. Patel is also Chair of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), a transnational network of local slum dweller organisations that have come together at the city and national level to form federations of the urban poor. SDI has been a member of the Cities Alliance since 2008.

 

SDI is helping connect poor urban communities around the world so that the successful mobilisation, advocacy and problem-solving strategies developed in one location can be transferred and adapted to other cities, countries, and regions.

 

Started in 1997, University for a Night is a unique annual gathering of leaders from business, government, civil society and philanthropy. It offers an opportunity for people from diverse places, backgrounds and interests to learn from each other, to share experiences and ideas, and make connections that will help address issues of global poverty and equity.

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Sheela Patel Biography

Sheela Patel, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) and chair of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), has been awarded the prestigious David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award for her work with urban poor communities.

The award was presented September 21 at the Synergos University for Night event in New York City, an annual gathering to honor people and/or organisations that exemplify the principle of working together for the common good.

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was also honoured at the event. Previous recipients include Queen Rania of Jordan and the co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and William Gates Sr.

Founded in 1984, SPARC is one of the largest Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on housing and infrastructure issues for the urban poor. The organisation helps the urban poor increase their voice in government in order to ensure that they have decent housing, infrastructure and other resources. SPARC operates through an alliance with the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan, a women’s organisation with a focus on economic empowerment.

Under Ms. Patel’s leadership, SPARC has been responsible for the construction of housing for over 8,500 families and more than 500,000 toilets and latrines. Currently, SPARC has programmes in 70 cities throughout India.

It works in partnership with local grassroots groups, government agencies, and other actors to build support for housing and microcredit programmes for pavement dwellers living in shacks alongside roads, support-related research, and implementation of relevant policy initiatives. The results are action and policy partnerships that are changing the way society meets the needs of the urban poor.

Ms. Patel is also Chair of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), a transnational network of local slum dweller organisations that have come together at the city and national level to form federations of the urban poor. SDI has been a member of the Cities Alliance since 2008.

 

SDI is helping connect poor urban communities around the world so that the successful mobilisation, advocacy and problem-solving strategies developed in one location can be transferred and adapted to other cities, countries, and regions.

 

Started in 1997, University for a Night is a unique annual gathering of leaders from business, government, civil society and philanthropy. It offers an opportunity for people from diverse places, backgrounds and interests to learn from each other, to share experiences and ideas, and make connections that will help address issues of global poverty and equity.

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  • How to book Sheela Patel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sheela Patel for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sheela Patel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sheela Patel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sheela Patel?

    Booking fees for Sheela Patel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sheela Patel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sheela Patel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheela Patel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheela Patel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sheela Patel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sheela Patel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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