Sheela Patel

Sheela Patel
  • Director
    Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC)

1974, Master's in Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Founder and Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres and associated construction business, SPARC Samodaya Nirman Sahayak; Founder and Coordinator, numerous national and international organizations, including: Chair, Shack Dwellers International, a global network of community federations from cities in 22 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America. Member, numerous national and international advisory boards. Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. Recipient: Padmashree Award, Government of India (2011).