Vibha Gupta

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The 2005 Gandhi Memorial Foundation Award "went to Dr. Vibha Gupta, Director of Magan Sangrahalaya in India, otherwise known as the Center for Women and Technology. She assisted her father Devendra Kumar to establish the Center of Science for the Villages in 1976 and, since then, has been working for the development of appropriate technologies for the rural Indian population in areas like renewable energy, housing, sanitation, forest and agro-based industries, health and women’s technology." [1]

"Inspired by her Gandhian father who was a scientist, Vibha was interested in social contexts right from childhood. Trained as an economist, Vibha's Ph.D. thesis was "Transfer of Technology Amongst Rural Women." She did her postgraduate degree on social work at the Institute of Social Science in Amsterdam and attained a diploma of community development in Canada. " [2]

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  1. Gandhi Memorial Foundation Fellowship of Peace Award, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2012.
  2. Ashoka Vibha Gupta, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2012.