Arbind Singh

Executive Director, Nidan

An activist and a social entrepreneur, he has been empowering informal workers by getting new laws ,polices and programs and by securing their access to markets, financial services and technology. Organizing the informal workers across India has been his forte along with building collaborations to set up new models of development of informal workers . He played a pioneer role in getting a Street Vendors Act in India which empowers millions of street vendors against eviction and harrassment .He was elected as Ashoka and Eisenhower Fellow in 2007. He was awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 by the Schwab Foundation at World Economic Forum. He was also awarded at the first innovation forum set up by the Govt of Bihar in 2007. In 2012, Skoll Foundation awarded him with Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. . Recently in 2018 , he was one oft he 7 Finalist from 800 nominations at the The Eliasson Global Leadership Prize of The Tialberg Foundation , Sweden .He heads Nidan and is also the National Coordinator of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) n

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