Prema Gopalan


Ms. Prema Gopalan was a Synergos Senior Fellow and Founder and Executive Director of Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP –www.swayamshikshanprayog.org), a learning and development organization that stands for self-education for empowerment through experimentation. She dedicated her life to creating spaces where rural women explored their leadership potential and lead change – in their homes, their neighborhood and their village.

Ms. Gopalan made long-standing contributions to global conversations and action around building pro-poor community resilience to disasters and climate change, and empowerment of women’s networks to address povertyand inequality. She passed away in March 2022.