Partnership to Strengthen Citizen Engagement
- Delhi Government plans to engage residents and RWAs to achieve its vision of Delhi@2047.
- DDC Delhi to strengthen citizen engagement for resolving critical environmental and civic challenges in Delhi.
- MoU signed between DDC Delhi and Reap Benefit Foundation to build platforms and opportunities for enabling citizens to join hands with Delhi Government.
DDC Delhi has partnered with the Reap Benefit Foundation to strengthen citizen engagement and harness the power of community participation to resolve critical environmental and civic challenges in Delhi. By leveraging the enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and power of Delhi’s communities, DDC aims to realise the Kejriwal Government’s vision of making Delhi a modern, equitable, and sustainable city before 2047, the 100th year of India’s independence.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between DDC and Reap Benefit Foundation today in the presence of Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson of DDC Delhi. Through this strategic partnership, the Delhi Government’s policy think tank will develop safe, meaningful, and innovative opportunities and platforms through which citizens and communities will be able to join hands with the Delhi Government.
With the understanding that achieving such an ambitious vision requires deep and sustained collaboration between the government, private sector and civil society, DDC fostered partnerships with private sector/CSR initiatives and philanthropic organisations in the first phase through its flagship ‘Delhi@2047’ initiative. In the second phase of implementation, DDC will explore ways to enable citizens and RWAs to enhance the civic and environmental sustainability measures implemented by the Government.
One of the main focus areas of DDC Delhi’s work is to promote participatory governance by establishing platforms for bridging the gap between the government and citizens. Reap Benefit Foundation, in the past 8 years, has worked with 52,000 plus citizens who have transformed themselves and worked to improve their neighbourhoods. The partnership will enable Reap Benefit Foundation to bring on board its expertise in engaging citizens to become action-based participants in transforming their local surroundings.