Minar Pimple – Founder
Minar Pimple is the Founder of Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action.
During his own youth, Minar foresaw the role of the youth in participatory planning processes of the city. This drove him to form YUVA, a youth-led social change organisation, in 1984. Minar went on to lead the organisation through its formative and growing years, when it took the form of a voluntary organisation that promotes human rights and sustainable development in India’s urban and rural poor. He served as YUVA’s CEO from 1984 to 2004.
Subsequently, Minar was the Regional Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign where he led the operations in Asia-Pacific, Executive Director of People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (PDHRE) and Senior Director, Global Operations, at Amnesty International.