Ray Farnan, Romana Karim, Beth
Rose Dewey, Oli Thomas, Dulce
Pedroso, Malc Farnan, Subhabrata
Bhattacharya, Colin McShane (UK)
Ireland Following the 2011 Summit in Zurich,
Oli, Ray, Romana and Beth founded
the PwC One Young World Network,
an internal initiative with the objective
of inspiring and empowering junior
staff to take action in areas about
which they are passionate, both
internal and external to PwC.
Rebecca is leading the implementation
of the international health programme,
Project Echo in Ireland. Working with
social entrepreneurship organisation,
Ashoka Ireland, she has been liaising
with the Irish government, medical
consultants and university teaching
hospitals to drive Project Echo in Ireland.
Now in its second year, management
of the PwC One Young World Network
has been handed over to 2012
Ambassadors, Dulce, Malc, Subhabrata
and Colin. The network is set to host
events throughout 2013, including a
Social Enterprise Session in
partnership with the School for Social
Entrepreneurs, the largest social
entrepreneur organisation in the UK,
which will look to inspire young PwC
staff to establish connections with
social business start-ups.
Founded by Dr Sanjeev Arora,
Project Echo uses communication
technologies to improve care for
patients with chronic diseases who lack
direct access to healthcare specialists.
It creates a ‘knowledge network’ of
specialists and rural providers, who
co-manage patients. The Echo model
has been proven in the USA where it
is being used to aid the treatment of
patients across the country.
10 Implementation of this model in Ireland
is aimed at increasing the capacity of
the country’s healthcare system and
ensuring equal access to quality care.