Because Only Together We Can
build a sustainable Gurugram where everyone feels safe, strong & valued
Who We Are
Gurugram is one of the fastest-growing cities in north India. Fast-paced development has led to several issues concerning sustainability and governance.
Gurgaon First is an initiative for positive change focused on issues relating to sustainability, good governance women safety and empowerment in Gurugram. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to highlight issues, suggest solutions, and showcase progress in an effort to improve both the living and working experiences of citizens in the city of Gurugram through conferences/conclaves/ workshops as well as research/publishing. Specifically, some issues that we focus on are smart and sustainable city, sustainable transportation, water and waste management, electricity management, solar energy, green buildings, eco-green initiatives, improving city governance, women’s safety and youth empowerment.
Founder, Gurgaon First
As the world grapples to fight the Covid-19 virus, most of us are hunkereddown at homes in a lockdown to help break the circuit of infections andthus enable our governments to deal more effectively with the medicalcrisis at hand. Like anybody else, I am too passing this phase through mixedemotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty and
I found the theme of a recent workshop held in the city quite fascinating. Organised by the international Charter for Compassion, the workshop brought together change-makers to talk about compassionate initiatives in the city. My mind went a trifle off-tangent and I wondered how would Gurugram rate on compassion. Here are some of the thoughts
Pollution becoming Gurugram’s underbelly Last week, the news that Gurugram was the world’s most polluted city in 2018, as per data released by IQAir Visual and Greenpeace hit the headlines. (Ghaziabad stood at number two, Faridabad at number four; seven Indian cities were among the world’s top ten polluted cities). Clearly, as a country, we