Social Visionary, Abhijit Pawar, bestowed first Global Impact Legacy Honour
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 11:55 AM IST
PEMANDU, Nation Transformation
Abhijit Pawar (YPO Pune, YPO Bombay North Star) aims for nothing short of social, governmental and economic transformation. He is achieving this ambitious goal one community at a time, inspired and encouraged by his YPO-WPO peers.
Abhijit's endeavors are guided by what he calls the Trinity-7 model. Any project he undertakes must have a large, positive social impact, connect with individuals on an emotional level and be easily implemented with a short-term impact. This forms the trinity, the foundation of his model. Then, each undertaking also must align with the United Nations' seven guidelines for good governance: multi-stakeholder participation, consensus, accountability, large positive response, equitability, efficiency and legality.
"This is a great way of doing business, where you start by not thinking about yourself, but rather by solving a larger global issue, or a society's or community's problems first, and in the process, your problems are also solved," shares Abhijit.
For his work through the Tanishka Women's Dignity Forum, a program that empowers women to be agents of change in their communities, Abhijit was featured as a Global Impact honoree in February 2014. Since then, he launched the Delivering Change Foundation (DCF), a globally focused organization that partners with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and communities to bring about positive socio-economic change. DCF now runs Tanishka as well as the Young Inspirators Network, which promotes and supports the social, economic and political empowerment of youth ages 18-24.