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Amnesty International’s Efforts to ‘Move Closer to the Ground’: the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Its Global Transition Program

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Minar PhotoInternational NGO’s (INGOs) are rapidly changing to stay relevant in a new global context. Come learn about Amnesty International’s recent change process: the Global Transition Program (GTP), also known as ‘Moving Closer to the Ground’. Minar Pimple, Senior Director for Global Operations in Amnesty International, a longtime Indian social movement activist and visiting Moynihan TNGO Fellow will discuss the current context and catalysts prompting these changes, as well as Amnesty’s lessons from GTP. He will also cover the critical need for changes in the areas of culture and behaviors during Amnesty’s next strategic phase, called ‘Fuerza’ (Spanish for ‘force’).

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:30pm-2:00pm
Where: 341 Eggers Hall

Minar Pimple has focused on the consequences of social discrimination, marginalization and exclusion due to the caste system in India since his youth. He was the founder and executive director of YUVA (Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action) in India, Minar also was the Founder Chair of Oxfam India, and Peoples Decade for Human Rights Education, where he was Chief Executive, and led the Human Rights Cities program at the UN Development Program (UNDP). More recently, he was the Regional Director of the UN Millennium Campaign for the Asia Pacific region. He currently is Senior Director at Amnesty International for Global Operations, where he leads the organization’s ambitious roll out of 15 Regional Offices across the globe, among others, as part of Amnesty’s large organizational change process. 

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