Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network – India
Hasina Kharbhih is an Ashoka Fellow and Aspen ILI Fellow, Founder and Managing Director of Impulse Social Enterprises and Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network. For 30 years now, She been working to provide sustainable livelihood in a safe environment for women and children. What started out as a mission in her home state of Meghalaya, has today evolved into a global program that aims to put an and to human trafficking and exploitation worldwide. Her work stands on two pillars: the first Impulse NGO Network was conceptualized in 1987 and is a significant force against human trafficking today; the second pillar is Impulse Social Enterprises which aims to promote local artisans and create sustainable livelihood that helps prevent unsafe migration, which often leads to human trafficking. Ms.Kharbhih created the nationally and internationally acknowledged Impulse Model (formerly known as The Meghalaya Model) is an internationally acknowledged, holistic method to address human trafficking. On the basis of the Model, key stakeholders from the public and private sectors work in collaboration to combat human trafficking and strengthen each other’s work by incorporating some fundamental components. Impulse Model has led to INGON receiving accolades such as the Japanese Award For Most Innovative Development Project category under its Global Development Awards and Medals Competition in 2012 from the Japanese Social Development Fund for the Government of Japan which has also supported the organisation to scale its work in Myanmar since 2013. She is a trainer, Motivational Speaker, Writer and Poet, and published many books, and articles. Ms.Kharbhih has gained a multi-sector expertise, including leadership and Institutional Management, livelihood and rural development, antihuman trafficking, migration, gender based violence, child rights, HIV/AIDS education and intervention, substance abuse and adolescent health.