The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector, but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs.

Vitor Vannucchi Ungari - Brazil - 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award

The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place.

PM4NGOs is delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2020-2021 is Vitor Vannucchi Ungari, the Ecosystem Development Manager (LATAM) at Wadhwani Foundation.

Vitor has led several initiatives to enable Project DPro to thousands of students within the Enactus Brazil ecosystem of social entrepreneurship projects, in mot that 140 university campuses across Brazil. Enactus Brazil case is notable for the scale, emposassing an universe of more than 140 university campuses, with social entrepreneurs team delivering local solutions to vulnerable communities and disrupting delivery mechanisms to social, environmental and inclusion challenges. The Project DPro adaptation to the social Entrepreneurship of Enactus ecosystem is consistent and powerful as an empowerment knowledge for young practitioners. In Vitor’s words:

“Gostaria de agradecer o reconhecimento, é uma honra para mim estar entre os ganhadores do Prêmio Alan Harpham. Dedico minha vida ao empreendedorismo social e busco diariamente ser uma liderança consciente.

Desde 2013 estou inserido no ecossistema de empreendedorismo social, mesmo durante a graduação em engenharia, confesso que não sabia se estava no caminho ‘certo’, mas me encontrei e conectei rapidamente quando estava utilizando meu melhor (cabeça, coração e mãos) para enfrentar problemas complexos de nossa sociedade.

Durante esse período havia muita vontade e motivação para realizar os projetos locais de empreendedorismo social com diversas comunidades em situação de vulnerabilidade socioeconômica. Entretanto nossos recursos eram utilizados de maneiras muitas vezes ineficiente, sendo um dos motivos a falta de profissionalização.

Após 3 anos desenvolvendo projetos locais no Time Enactus FZEA USP e liderando o projeto social Simpatizando, comecei minha jornada na Enactus Brasil até me tornar Gerente de Programa. No começo de 2018 me certifiquei no PMD Pro (Project DPro) e comecei tanto a aplicar meus conhecimentos no gerenciamento do programa quanto a criar processos para pulverizar e internalizar as ferramentas dentro do ecossistema Enactus.

A Enactus Brasil deu um salto de qualidade, o que na prática significa mais impacto positivo! Hoje é uma organização orientada por dados (e open source) que impulsiona anualmente o empreendedorismo social entre 3.000 estudantes universitários e impacta positivamente as mais de 100.000 pessoas de diferentes comunidades em situação de vulnerabilidade.

Tenho certeza de que é só o começo da jornada, dada a competência e potencial de toda a rede!

Uma das principais lições que tiro desta jornada é o tamanho da responsabilidade que temos ao tocar a vida das pessoas. Não podemos dar menos do que nosso melhor.”

We at PM4NGOs congratulate Vitor Vannucchi Ungari and wish him all the very best in the future to succeed in the field of Project and Program Management for NGOs and social entrepreneurships.

About PM4NGOs
PM4NGOs is an international non-profit organization that seeks for an equitable and sustainable world where social investment achieves the greatest impact. PM4NGOs promotes excellence in the management of social investment projects and programmes through the creation and development of best practice guidance for development professionals, certification schemes for those working in the sector who will be proud to hold an internationally recognised qualification and a forum for communication and discussion about international development sector best practice. The PM4NGOs mission is to promote and sustain the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector.
www.pm4ngos.org

About Alan Harpham
As Chairman of the APM Group from 1997 to 2014 Alan worked tirelessly to build APMG’s international networks and reputation. Apart from his professional career, Alan was dedicated to serving his community. His portfolio of pro-bono activities included chairing the Ecumenical Partnership Initiatives Limited, where he also served as a volunteer chaplain to the East of England Ambulance Service. He was a director of the International Center for Spirit at Work; a board member of the Cranfield Management Association, and a Certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants. Alan was also a member of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants and was a pro-bono mentor and consultant.

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