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SIPA” India


 details No: 9, H.D. Raja Street, Eldams Road Teynampet, Chennai – 600 018.

Focal personal:

Dr.K. Panchaksharam – Secretary / CEO

Mission statement:

Facilitate meaningful partnership among Peoples' networks and supporting NGOs with a focus on their (livelihood) economic initiatives.

  • Organize capacity-building programmes to support and strengthen their economic activities, its' market and management, focusing sustainable development.

  • Promote and provide linkages among different groups of People involved in social and economic empowerment process through 'Learning and sharing', both in their social-action programmes and in entrepreneurial activities with ethical values and concern for environment.

  • Build, strengthen and sustain Fair-trade on global standards, among various stakeholders for a value-based and mutually responsive social activities and trading partnership that shall ensure dignity, value for skills and resources, greater equity, accountability and respect.


“To work for and support better quality of life for the Marginalized and facilitate their efforts towards sustainable development with dignity” – through networking, capacity building, sustainable livelihood initiatives and by providing support services, strengthen socially responsible activities and work for needed policy, advocacy and changes towards fair-trade and trade to be fair.


  SIPA is a network of over 40 Producer groups (NGOs / Producer Cooperatives / Trusts / SHG Networks & CBOs) in South India, covering the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerela, Pondicherry and Tamilnadu, reaching-out to more than 5000 artisan families.

Since inception, we are exporting to the tune of 250 million serving the marginalized women folk.

Received Merit Certificate for Miscellaneous Craft and India item from EPCH for five times between 1994 and 2009.



Project Coordinator / SIPA
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No: 9, H.D. Raja Street
Eldams Road, Teynampet
Chennai - 600 018.
Ph: 044 - 2435 2313 / 3084