"Transforming the way we think and do"
Most important development work done today is at the individual and the village level and this is where it ideally should be. Many issues rest on an approach that needs to alter the morals and thinking patterns of the people across this planet fundamentally.
With great ambition, we want to connect out-of-the box, young thinkers to experienced professionals to create novel strategies to take on issues whether that be through providing support to governments, corporates, local-level institutions or even academic institutions that believe genuinely in changing the way we are going about our lives on this resource-scarce planet. I want to join hands with and connect brains of individuals who believe and think similarly to how I do.
"It's getting late to make it happen, we have to act now and act different"
We lie in a situation in which development investments have become a manifested “Run of the Mill” venture that self-serves itself while sustaining the status quo of problems to which we are associating within SDGs. In other words, billions of US$ invested also means millions of resource persons and jobs while we talk about the poor, disadvantaged or landscape degradation, pollution and plethora of issues that are galling our world. It is not contested at all that the world is not a better place than it was in the times of the Marshall Plan.
We have conquered so much: diseases, poverty, gender discrimination, disasters, economic down-swings and so on but we have added a series of ills that will challenge us in generations to come: climate change, loss of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, rural-urban divide, mass consumption, and finally, our egos, attitudes and arrogance in the way we are handling our motherly planet.