Above all else, Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the need for impact in a post Covid era. Everyone around the globe is looking to find meaning in the things they do.

As we continue to respond to and recover from the pandemic, there appears to be a great sense of urgency to come together and get things done. It suddenly appears that the ‘new-normal’ is to expect the unexpected and deal with uncertainty in a dynamic and changing environment.

There seems to be an opening up of the space and convergence of public, private, civil society organisation and citizens’ efforts to create lasting impact for greater good.

The diversity we experience around us in all walks of life only makes sense when we begin to understand, appreciate and value life and all the things that are inter-connected and inter-dependent to keep it in place.

Coming together as ‘One World’ we have adopted the sustainable development goals.

www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/envision2030.html.

If we are to truly achieve the SDGs and protect life on this planet, everything we do has to be for impact.

By this time, I hear you say what do I mean by impact? it is nothing but to have a strong effect on someone or something.  And everything we do needs to revolve around this.

 It’s unfortunate (but extremely important) to understand that our work may have a negative impact or no impact at all. This is why impact measurement is so important. It helps us clearly see the effects of our strategies so that we can reinforce what is working and change (or eliminate) what is not.

At Disability Entrepreneurship And Leadership (DEAL) Foundation, we work across the districts of Gadag and Bengaluru to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities for households of persons with disabilities.

As part of our response to and recovery efforts from the Pandemic, we are working to develop a sharper focus with which we can create and measure the impact of our work and would be interested to hear from you.

You can reach us at:

info@deal-foundation.com

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