Global Action on Poverty builds and supports changemaking communities to eradicate poverty.

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GAP DISTRICT ENGAGEMENT NETWORK (DEN)

GAP DEN has a vision of creating united and progressive communities that own and support the Changemakers’s projects and build strong foundations and networks to eradicate poverty.

GAP DEN has been created to provide active ground support to rural GAP Changemakers through the engagement and influence of the local communities.

The GAP DEN will support Changemakers in many ways::
  • Establish and grow their initiatives through knowledge of the domain and ground level implementation support
  • Provide access to key members of the community to influence change in the community
  • Connect with other Changemakers, government officials, businesses and village Panchayats to get collective support through various resources
The above ecosystem becomes very critical for a rural Changemaker where awareness, knowledge and reach of technology is very limited. Growth of a Changemaker from these areas purely depends on the support they can get at the ground level.

DEN is an inititative to address these aspects and build an ecosystem network of organizations and partners who have the expertise, knowledge and governing system support to provide the right guidance to these Changemakers.

DEN Structure

  • GAP DEN Coordinator (volunteer)
  • GAP Support
  • Changemakers
  • DEN Governing Members:- Main Government official, Lead Bank Manager, Major Partner from Agriculture, Education, and other domains as per the requirement and system of the district , rotary clubs.

DEN - Osmanabad, Tuljapur, Solapur District, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka India

GAP initiated a DEN with the support of TISS by getting the approval of all governing members in the district. Launching DEN with all the partners, Changemakers, governing members followed by the GAP programs will be the focus of this DEN. GAP partner TISS is supporting Osmanabad DEN by providing a DEN Coordinator, a work base and also the involvement of the TISS Student community to support Changemakers on the ground.

Partner

Tata Institute of Social Sciences: The vision of TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.
We will be setting up DEN in UP and Karnataka. If anyone would like to be involved, please write to us at gapden@head-held-high.org