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Icons of Regeneration Series

    Recognitions / Partners 



    The Regeneration Generation Initiative is a project of Shakti Regeneration Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ecosystem preservation and regeneration worldwide, empowering indigenous, marginalized peoples. Focusing on three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ecosystems, equality, and education - we utilize the powers of partnerships, nature-based solutions, science, technology, storytelling, art, film, and social movement marketing, to maximize change for good.


    Our vision is awakening public consciousness, shifting cultural attitudes, and transforming behavior through impactful art, education, advocacy, and innovation. Empowering Indigenous-led and women-led regeneration, we build transformative influence and mobilize social movements to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. 




    Our foundation has supported over 8,000 students' education and inspired change-makers worldwide with over 2 billion impressions of our multimedia images, films, and public service announcements. With offices in Virginia, USA, Acre, Brazil, and West Bengal, India, we were founded in 1994, as Shakti Empowerment Education ( We are best known for providing regenerative equality-based empowerment, literacy, and neurodiversity education, vocational training, micro-financing, homeopathic medicine, anti-trafficking, and frontline community support for low-income women, children, marginalized and Indigenous communities.



    Our work is recognized by organizations including the United Nations with a 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Distinguished Fellowship, at the Global People's Summit, and the Science Summit at the United Nations; by Rotary International with its Max Mark-Cranbrook 2019 Global Peace Makers Award; a CNN Expose Best Picture Award, at the Harvard University, Kennedy School Carr Center's Pride & Progress Symposium, Princeton University's The Art of Social Justice; the Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Disruptive Innovation Award, and as X-PRIZE Rainforest Semifinalists 2023 (ACTNOW Amazonas Team).

    "It is Nature that can save us all."

    Puwe Puyanawa, Chief Vision Officer



    Thanks to your support, students are back at school after COVID19. The pandemic disproportionately afflicted the lowest-income women and children, with increased threats of food insecurity, child marriage, domestic violence, and child trafficking, so we continue to provide essential community support.


    Recognizing we all face a threat far greater than the pandemic - ecosystems collapse and climate crisis - we have expanded into Shakti Regeneration Institute (SRI) with advanced initiatives to protect ecosystems and Indigenous forest protectors preserving climate, biodiversity, and life on our planet. Join us, Be The Regeneration Generation.

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