Media 2022


Maha PECOnet 2.0: A Vision for the Future

Maha PECOnet 2.0 emerged as the second-wave of COVID-19 ravaged through Maharashtra. In the first year of the pandemic UNICEF Maharashtra had facilitated the Jeevan Rath Programme, with the main purpose of curbing the effects felt by the migrant population hit by the dual forces of the health emergency and a loss of livelihood. In 2021, this network of volunteers, corporates, government bodies, and over 85+ civil society organisations was formalised to work together and streamline the efforts and services amid lockdown and unlock frenzy.

The network, officially called MahaPECONet 2.0, focussed on ensuring the dignity and rights of marginalised groups, with the aim of providing assistance and building resilience during, before and after emergencies. Convened by UNICEF Maharashtra, the platform was managed by a Secretariat comprising Rise Infinity Foundation (RIF) and Youth For Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), in the first year.

This film offers a glimpse into the beauty of collaboration at times of disaster, and the need to keep the network alive in peace times too.


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Rain batters Maharashtra, Mumbai on yellow alert today
As per the last situation update by MahaPECOnet at 8.30 pm on Thursday, many areas in Maharashtra were among the country’s wettest areas with Shirgaon recording 312 mm of rainfall, Vaitarna dam 252 mm, Tamhini 235 mm, Lonavala 218 mm, Mahabaleshwar 150 mm, Koyna 142 mm, Matheran 130 mm, and Mumbai – Santacruz and Dahanu (70mm each) – during the past 24-hours.

महापिकोनेट हे Covid-19 मध्ये सामाजिक बांधिलकी म्हणून सुरू झालेले महाराष्ट्र राज्यातील विविध संस्था आणि कॉर्पोरेट कंपन्यांचे नेटवर्क आहे. हे नेटवर्क कोविड काळात स्थापन झाले असून या नेटवर्कने महाराष्ट्रातील विविध नैसर्गिक आपत्ती लक्षात घेत आपत्ती व्यवस्थापनाची प्रक्रिया राबविली जात आहे. युनिसेफच्या सहकार्याने ‘आपत्ती व्यवस्थापनात सामाजिक संस्थांची भूमिका’ या विषयावरती महापिकोनेटद्वारे आणि रेडआर इंडिया संस्थेच्या तज्ञ प्रशिक्षकांकडून राज्यातील सामाजिक संस्थांना चार दिवसांचे निवासी प्रशिक्षण देण्यात आले.

Development and Humanitarian Actors Must Come Together for Better Disaster Response: Rajeshwari, UNICEF Maharashtra

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