PROJECT MUMBAI conferred with the prestigious United Nations SDG Action Solidarity Award 2020
Chandigarh (Aditi): PROJECT MUMBAI, an award-winning model of Public-People-Private Participation known for social transformation through initiatives of scale, especially during its fight against COVID-19 in Mumbai, has been selected by the UN SDG Action Campaign as one of the global recipients for the Solidarity Award, a special call from the annual UN SDG Action Awards 2020. Shishir Joshi, CEO and Founder and Project Mumbai are among the 50 chosen globally for this honour.Among the top fifty recipients in the world, three from India have made it to the global fifty list of winners, PROJECT Mumbai being one of them and only one from this region.
Project Mumbai is a 20-month-old not-for-profit and in the last hundred days, launched three mental health helplines, built a network of volunteers to provide groceries and medicines to vulnerable senior citizens and people with disabilities living alone, contributed over 2 lakh PPE Kits to doctors, over ten thousand PPE kits and two lakh masks to the Mumbai Police and among its various initiatives provided cooked meals to 45 lakh citizens—homeless and migrants across Mumbai besides providing grocery kits to over 20,000 families.
Amid the current global health crisis, people everywhere have come together to help neighbourhoods and communities to adapt to the new norms. Individuals and organisations have gone beyond the call of duty, to support one another.
Project Mumbai’s initiatives have been seen as a “beacon and game changer” in these current crisis times.
Through this initiative, the UN SDG Action Campaign has recognized the most heart-warming and impactful initiatives undertaken and implemented in communities around the world to improve people’s lives, inspired resilience and lifted hopes, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.