202019 Category Winner Economy and Opportunity
The Lighthouses of Pune is a sustainable livelihood program for urban disadvantaged youth, aiming to foster workplace competencies and enhancing skills that will allow the pursuit of a meaningful career. Each of the 15 ward offices in Pune will have a Lighthouse center, where a holistic approach to skill development and employment is used at each of the Lighthouse centers to unleash social and economic transformation in their surrounding communities, businesses and local government.
“Our vision is to become one of the most liveable cities in India by solving core infrastructure issues in a ‘future-proof” manner, keeping its citizens at the core, and by making neighbourhoods clean, green, beautiful and liveable.”
Mukta Tilak Mayor Pune, India
The Lighthouse in Pune: Social and Economic Development of Low-Income Communities
by Rubal Agarwal, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation