What We Do
Emotional Connect Program
Our distinctive and unique approach to achieving transformation is the inclusion of our two robust community networks. Tanishka Women’s Network (110,000 members and growing) and Youth Inspirators Network (4,500 members and growing). These community networks help our foundation align on-ground stakeholder participation and support through the entire process from planning to implementation. This is a sustainable mechanism that also involves on-ground support during monitoring and evaluation.
- Initial outreach that highlights relevance of issues and identification of critical issue
- Ensures inclusiveness by soliciting equitable community level participation stakeholders
- Building consensus on the priority areas and viable solutions with all stakeholders
- Assures political and social alignment for the solutions framework
- Removing implementation hurdles and assuring efficient implementation through the special engagement programs for women and youth which cover a majority of our demographic.
- Ensuring accountability and transparency through a process of sustained on-ground monitoring and evaluation of the desired impact
- Reduces and mitigates financing risk and encourages impact investments
DCF , along with its partner The Sakal media group, took the initiative to plan a ‘Pune Bus Day’ to highlight and publicize the need for a better bus service, bring together a wide array of stakeholders to support the effort and run almost twice the number of buses on November 1, 2012 with an appeal to people to use the city bus instead of their own vehicle on that day. The whole event was planned in partnership with PMPML, the city bus service provider. Parisar a civil society organization working on lobbying and advocacy for sustainable development. conducted a couple of independent surveys (user feedback survey and traffic count survey) to assess the impact of the event. The results show an overall high level of satisfaction with the concept.
The Pune Municipal Corporation has in the past been requested to consider having a ‘Car Free Day’ (in the context of Indian cities, this would imply both a car and two-wheeler free day). The city of Pune has however expressed reservations up such a project, mainly for the fear of a backlash from the already large segment of population that is addicted to personal motorized modes of transport.
In this context the effort of the Sakal media group was to try and encourage the use of public transport on one day, by launching a massive campaign, while not mandating it, since such authority only vests with the city.
Traffic was measured at two main spots in the city on the Bus day itself, as well as three days prior to it, to quantify the change in traffic. This was done using video filming and then counting the traffic.
PMPML gets advance from PMC and PCMC
For the first time in its history, PMPML got an advance of Rs 52 Crore from both Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad corporations for issuing passes. Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations directed the PMPML to issue free/concessional passes in various categories for students, senior citizens, visually and physically challenged, staff of the two civic bodies, etc. Unlike previous years, this year the civic bodies released Rs 52 crore as advance payment for passes.
It was a long pending demand to rationalize the fares in proportion of Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 15, Rs 20, Rs 25 and Rs 30. It has helped to solve the problem of change faced by the people and conductors of the PMPML. This will also help reduce the arguments between commuters and conductors and facilitate speedy ticket selling, especially during peak hours.
Six more CNG pumps
The PMPML has handed over land to Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) to erect six more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations to refill the buses that run on the green fuel. There is an urgent need to increase the number of CNG pumps. Another four CNG stations have been proposed. Even other vehicles running on CNG will be able to use these stations.
With the help of Pune Municipal Corporation, PMPML has started the e-tendering system unlike the earlier method of traditional system of tenders, where things were easy to manipulate. This will speed up the tendering process and help prevent manipulation. The e-tendering process is a good step ahead by the PMPML to improve the efficiency of the public transport system in the city.
Overall The Pune Bus Day was a resounding success and an example of mobilizing people power in an urban area to greatly optimize and improve its transportation system and act as a paradigm of Big Fast Results achieved in Urban Development.
“Sarva Jal Abhiyan” (SJA) was an endeavour to create, facilitate and implement a holistic platform to enable availability of “Sarva Jal Abhiyan”. It reinforces a very basic idea-“Water is Precious”. Value It.
“Sarva Jal Abhiyan” (SJA) was Launched under The aegis of The Delivering Change Foundation as a catalyst for quick, large scale social and economic change.
- It was designed to thereby act as a powerful socio- economic driver of change across Maharashtra to begin with
- It will now be extrapolated as a synergistic model across multiple states and countries to deliver a “Drought Free World”
- Corporates, Government bodies, NGOs’, Domain Experts and most importantly the common people themselves were key drivers of this initiative
Maharashtra is the 2nd most populous state in India with over 112 million population. Both urban and rural areas are facing inadequate and sub-standard quality of water service and supply based on current requirements.
To deliver a Drought Free Maharashtra by 2019 by ensuring the adequate and consistent supply of required water
- Optimizing storage, conservation and recycling of surface water
- Ensuring efficient distribution of surface water
- Optimizing ground water availability and recharge
- 50% increase in water use efficiency for agriculture production (baseline of 47.9Mm3/lakh MT to 24 Mm3/lakh MT)
- 135 LPCD for all urban households (211 ULBs to 135 LPCD)
- 55 LPCD for all rural households (61 talukas out of critical level, receiving < 40LPCD)
- Industries: To make water recycling compulsory (by a minimum of 10% consumption)
Increase efficiency of delivery in 3 levels – water sources, supply and water usage.
Aim to identify path-finder projects and replicable models to be scaled up across the state of Maharashtra.
Sarva Jal Abhiyan - Program
- Holy Water Blessed at sacred places such as Ashtavinayak Temples and transported via multiple intersecting routes , stopping at small towns and villages as well as urban areas
- Branded Tanker carries Holy Water and distributes to followers
- Truck behind carries Blessed Bottled water that is sold
- Donations accepted under 80G
- Emotional-People Connect
- Festive Atmosphere with entertainment such Lokgeet, Bharud, Ganesh & Gauri Geet
- Online engagements – interactive infographics
- Print & Online Media Coverage
- Extensive Print & Offline Branding & Sponsorship opportunities to leverage
Sarva Jal Abhiyan (SJA) was launched as an emotional connect program to ensure high impact citizen engagement.
DCF - Meeting with The PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Abhijit Pawar, Founder and Chairman of DCF, along with Dato Sri Idris Jala, CEO, PEMANDU. Pawar presented details of the initiatives under the Delivering Change Foundation's 'Sarva Jal Abhiyan' project. He also shared details of his group's efforts in making Maharashtra drought free.
problem in Maharashtra
IN TWO DAYS, IT HAS TO BE TACKLED IN A PLANNED
MANNER BY INVOLVING POLICY MAKERS, STAKEHOLDERS,
EXPERTS, NGOS AND PEOPLE
DCF has through its initiative 'Maharashtra's Expectations' made a structured attempt to understand the expectations of the people of Maharashtra about development in different sectors. The discussions not only brought out the issues in various sectors, but also gave the hope that these can be addressed.
It was the first attempt in the State and also the first attempt by the media to understand what the people want. While this brainstorming was on, many people wanted to know, 'what next?'
At a time when everyone only talks about problems rather than solutions, the answer to this question was obvious. DCF’s focus was on finding solutions. Via the 'Delivering Change Program' consisting of structured , extensive research through Call Centre and Online feedback and then an implementation model based on the same.
DCF was the first Organization to identify the same in detail and is actively engaged in initiatives to address each one of the above issues.