Brief of the Fellowship
The PRIME-Sauramandala Rural Entrepreneurship Fellowship (PSREF) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young changemakers to actively contribute to the development of underdeveloped rural areas.
The program is a rural entrepreneurship initiative by the Planning Department, Government of Meghalaya in collaboration with Sauramandala Foundation.
Each PRIME Fellow along with two local PRIME Associates from Meghalaya will be placed in dedicated remote blocks of Meghalaya where they will be actively promoting rural entrepreneurship. The PRIME Associates from Meghalaya will support the PRIME Fellows in understanding the local culture, dynamics and insights. Fellows and Associates will be engaged full-time for the duration of the fellowship.
The teams will identify the most promising rural (nano) entrepreneurs in the respective blocks and villages, understand their challenges and handhold them on topics like: Value Chain Development, Machinery & Technology Deployment, Frugal Innovation, Branding & Packages, Pricing & Unit Economics, Market Linkages, Funding