RightWalk Foundation (RWF) aims at realizing institutional social change through Public Policy intervention across the policy value chain. Their approach focuses on accomplishing an Equitable, Inclusive and Socially Just society through Policy Advocacy.
WHY RIGHTWALK? Because development demands policy reforms
RightWalk strongly believe that a level playing field which ensures equal access to the opportunities to everyone brings in the maximum benefits for the people, and hence, forms the basis of an equitable, inclusive, and socially just society.
Since its inception, RightWalk has prioritized Social Inclusion, and this has remained the hallmark of its practice. At RightWalk, everyone is a Public Policy Entrepreneur who envisions “Social Inclusion,” and cognizes that Public Policy Advocacy is important for the change they wish to see. They have been perpetual in improving the laws, the policies and the systems that impact inclusion and the communities they serve, giving them an opportunity to be one among the most persuasive and compelling messengers of social inclusion on the planet.
While sometimes understanding a policy is enough — other times you need to change it, explain it, or advance it. RightWalk has the knowledge and experience to bring key issues to key decision-makers, committees, state agencies, and communities. They have accomplished over 16 policy wins and ammendments by examining policies, and providing the time and attention it requires.
KEY STRENGTHS that make them unique
At RightWalk, they believe that strengthening institutions is more effective than creating parallel systems, though the latter has significant role to play in fostering innovations.
RightWalk has necessary knowledge, contacts, the skills of negotiations and consensus-building, and knows who to communicate with, to get results. At RWF, they believe that knowing people is winning half the battle. They have strong relationship with UP Government at several levels developed over a period of four years.
They have strong collaboration with print media and TV channels including Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, DNA, Hindustan, HT, ToI, NBT, DD, ETV, ZEE News, News18 and FM Radio etc. which cover their story almost on daily basis. National TV channels NDTV and India TV have also covered their story.
They have strong network with public and social eco-system manifested by their strong ties with National Informatic Center-UP, WB and Jharkhand, Microsoft Research, Stanford University, Central Square Foundation, and UNICEF who are some of their technology, strategic and thought partners.
RightWalk is known for bringing mindset shift from exclusion to inclusion in politics, bureaucracy, media, public and schools in Uttar Pradesh.