Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
    This description of Sumaira Abdulali's work was prepared when Sumaira Abdulali was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
    By facilitating a transparent, citizen-led movement to link urban development and noise regulation, Sumaira Abdulali is spearheading a movement against the pervasive environmental hazard of noise pollution. Through her organization, Awaaz Foundation, she has successfully proven that noise pollution need not be a side effect of urbanization and economic progress. She is rallying citizens and civic authorities to take ownership of this issue by partnering with existing civil society institutions, the police, and others, to initiate innovative new approaches.
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