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Charcha 2020

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a platform for India's development sector to come together and engage on the most pressing human development challenges

14 - 16 May 2020

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a platform to come together for India's development

development is a shared agenda, but there is a lack of active, sustained, shared spaces for dialogue. We need a much stronger foundational layer to support India’s development journey.

The/Nudge Forum exists to accelerate India’s development journey by bringing all stakeholders together for collective thought and action, towards large-scale social change.

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Schedule | Friday, August 13th, 2021

Opening Remarks

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Samaj, Sarkar, Bazar for India's development: Opening plenary

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Emerging role of Science and Technology in India's growth

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Day's Closing Event

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The role of science and technology in India's Development

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Schedule | Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Accelerating India's transition to a new economy through development of human capital

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The emergence of Purposeful Philanthropy

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Fireside Chat

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Resilient Health Systems

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Schedule | Sunday, August 15th, 2021

An institutional approach to sustainable development

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Closing Plenary: Solving critical problems of development, the startup way

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Amit Chandra
Managing Director
Bain Capital Private Equity

Mr. Chandra joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2008 as a member of it’s Asia-Pacific leadership team. He is the founder and Chairman of its India office. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Chandra spent most of his professional career at DSP Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank in India. He retired from DSP Merrill Lynch in 2007 as a Board Member & it’s Managing Director. Prior to his MBA, Mr. Chandra worked at India's leading engineering & construction firm, Larsen & Toubro. Over the years Mr. Chandra has served on the Boards of many leading corporates and not for profits including Tata Sons, Genpact, Ashoka University, Piramal Enterprises, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Akanksha Foundation, Tata Investments, and Give India. His wife Archana and he received the “Asia Heroes of Philanthropy Award” in 2016. Mr. Chandra received his MBA from Boston College, and was awarded the school's Distinguished Alumni in 2007, a year in which he was also named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Bombay University.

Amit Chandra
Managing Director
Bain Capital Private Equity
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Amitabh Kant
CEO
NITI Aayog

Mr. Amitabh Kant is presently CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS (Kerala Cadre: 1980 batch). He is the author of Branding India - An Incredible Story. Mr. Kant has been a key driver of the “Make in India”, Startup India, “Incredible India” and God’s Own Country” initiatives that positioned India and Kerala State as leading manufacturing and tourism destinations. These campaigns have won several international awards and embraced a host of activities – infrastructure development, product enhancement, private-public partnership and positioning and branding based on extensive market research. Mr. Kant also conceptualized the “Atithi Devo Bhavah” – “Guest is God” campaign to train Taxi Drivers, Guides, immigration officials and make them stake holders in the tourism development process. Mr. Amitabh Kant was also the National Project Director of the Rural Tourism Project of UNDP which made a paradigm shift in spreading tourism to Indian villages which had core-competency in handicrafts, handloom and culture. In his capacity as Secretary (Industries) Govt. of India, Mr. Kant drove the Ease of Doing Business initiative and ranking of States on outcome parameters. He is the Chairman of the Committee to implement Digital Payment in India. Mr. Kant has been the recipient of Economic Time Policy Change Agent of the Year Award, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the year Award, the NDTV Administrator of the year Award and the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors. He is the recipient of One Globe Award-2016 for leadership in Transforming Governance for the 21st Century. He is a Member of the Steering Board of “Shaping the Future of Production Systems” of World Economic Forum. He is also the recipient of the Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship award by the Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is also the recipient of the Golden Peacock Award for leadership in Economic Transformation - 2017.

Amitabh Kant
CEO
NITI Aayog
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Arun Maira
Former Member of Planning Commission of India

Arun Maira has an unusual combination of experience as a hands-on leader in the business, public, and social sectors, as well as a consultant to leaders, and also a thought-leader on subjects of leadership and institution transformation. He has written several books on institutional transformation and the future of India, including A Billion Fireflies: Critical Conversations to Shape a New Post-Pandemic World;; The Solutions Factory: A Consultant’s Handbook for Problem-Solving;; Transforming Systems: Why the World needs a New Ethical Toolkit;; and Transforming Capitalism: Improving the World for Everyone. Arun was a Member of India’s Planning Commission from 2009-14, prior to which he was Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group India, and previously had worked with the Tata Group in India and abroad for 25 years.

Arun Maira
Former Member of Planning Commission of India
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Ashish Dhawan
Founder, Chairman
Central Square Foundation

Mr. Ashish Dhawan is a private equity investor and philanthropist who co-founded and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, Chrysalis Capital. In 2012, he founded Central Square Foundation (CSF), a grant-making organization and policy think tank focused on transforming the quality of school education in India that brings a fresh impact based approach to philanthropy in India.. In 2014, he spearheaded the launch of India's first liberal arts university, Ashoka University. He sits on the Board of several nonprofits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach for India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha and GiveLife. He has been recognized as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy by Forbes India and placed 15th on the 2014 Hurun India Philanthropy List.

Ashish Dhawan
Founder, Chairman
Central Square Foundation
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Dr Devi Shetty
Chairman and Founder
Narayana Health

Dr. Devi Shetty is a cardiac surgeon and Chairman and Executive Director of Narayana Health, which he founded in 2000. He initiated the concept of "micro health insurance scheme" in Karnataka, which eventually led to the Karnataka government implementing the Yeshasvini scheme, a micro health insurance scheme for rural farmers. Dr. Shetty is a professor at Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, India and University of Minnesota Medical School, USA. He is an active member of the European Association for Cardio- Thoracic Surgery since 1996 and a life member of the Indian Medical Association. He is the recipient of a number of awards and honours most noteworthy being 'Padma Shri' and 'Padma Bhushan' awards, the 'Rajyotsava Award' in 2002 conferred by the Government of Karnataka, the 'Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship Award' by the Confederation of Indian Industry, 'The President’s Award' by the American College of Cardiology, and the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Dr Devi Shetty
Chairman and Founder
Narayana Health
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Dr. R.S. Sharma
CEO, National Health Authority
MoHFW (Govt. of India)

Sharma had recently been named as the chairperson of an empowered committee on technology and data management for COVID-19 vaccine delivery technology platform (Co-WIN). He was also inducted into the high-level vaccine administration panel headed by VK Paul, a member of the National Institution for Transforming India, the NITI Aayog, where he leads the health and nutrition verticals. Currently, Dr. Sharma is CEO, National Health Authority and is responsible for managing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and the National Digital Health Mission. Dr. Sharma also serves as the Chairperson of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (Co-WIN). As the founding Director General and Mission Director of UIDAI, he helped formulate and launch Aadhaar, India’s first and the world’s largest biometric identity system. He also authored a book - ‘Making of Aadhaar: World’s largest Identity Platform’, capturing his experiences. He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS 1978, Jharkhand cadre).

Dr. R.S. Sharma
CEO, National Health Authority
MoHFW (Govt. of India)
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Dr. Swati Piramal
Vice Chairperson
Piramal Enterprises Limited

Dr Swati Piramal is the Vice-Chairperson of Piramal Group, and amongst India’s leading scientists and industrialists. She founded the Gopikrishna Piramal Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and was instrumental in launching several pan-India public health campaigns, and has authored several books on nutrition and health, and written public policy papers on topics such as patent protection, intellectual property and data protection. She has served as the first woman President of India’s apex Chamber of Commerce (ASSOCHAM) and is Director of the Piramal Foundation. Dr. Piramal is a Director on the Board of Nestle India, Allergan India and EssilorLuxottica; and is a Board Member of Dean’s Advisors to the Harvard Business School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the recipient of several awards including the Padma Shri, the ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite’ (Knight of the Order of Merit) one of France’s Highest Honours for Medicine and Trade, and the Global Empowerment Award – UK by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent.

Dr. Swati Piramal
Vice Chairperson
Piramal Enterprises Limited
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Ingrid Srinath
Director
Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy at Ashoka University

Ingrid Srinath
Director
Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy at Ashoka University
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Lakshmi Puri
Former Assistant Secretary General
United Nations

Lakshmi Puri is a former Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and the former Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. Prior to her 15 year stint at the United Nations, she served as an Indian diplomat for 28 years, and was the India’s Ambassador to Hungary and accredited to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lakshmi Puri
Former Assistant Secretary General
United Nations
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Prof. K. VijayRaghavan
Principal Scientific Advisor
Government of India

Prof K. VijayRaghavan is a distinguished professor in the field of developmental genetics and former director of the National Centre of Biological Sciences. His fields of specialization are developmental biology, genetics, and neurogenetics.

Prof. K. VijayRaghavan
Principal Scientific Advisor
Government of India
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Renana Jhabvala
National Co-ordinator
SEWA

Renana Jhabvala is an Indian social worker based in Ahmedabad, India, who has been active for decades in organising women into organisations and trade unions in India, and has been extensively involved in policy issues relating to poor women and the informal economy. She is best known for her long association with the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), India, and for her writings on issues of women in the informal economy.

Renana Jhabvala
National Co-ordinator
SEWA
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Renu Sud Karnad
MD
HDFC LTD

Ms. Karnad holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Mumbai. She is a Parvin Fellow, Woodrow Wilson School of public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA. She brings with her rich experience and enormous knowledge of the mortgage sector, having been associated with real estate & mortgage industry in India for over 40 years. Ms. Renu Sud Karnad joined HDFC Ltd. in 1978. She was inducted onto its Board in 2000 and currently hold the position of Managing Director. She has been instrumental in building the retail distribution network at HDFC and has played key role in introducing several innovative & customer friendly products and services in the mortgage market. She has always been an ardent technology evangelist and has been at the forefront of digital transformation in the company. Apart from being HDFC’s brand custodian, Ms. Karnad is the guiding force behind formulation of the organization's communication strategy and public image. As a part of the management team, Ms. Karnad has played an important role in the successful transformation of HDFC into India's leading Financial Services Conglomerate.

Renu Sud Karnad
MD
HDFC LTD
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Rohini Nilekani
Co-Founder & Director
EkStep Foundation

Rohini Nilekani is the Founder-Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she set up for sustainable water and sanitation, which funds initiatives all across India.

Rohini Nilekani
Co-Founder & Director
EkStep Foundation
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Sonam Wangchuk
Founder
SECMOL

Sonam Wangchuk was born in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in J&K, India. Though a Mechanical Engineer by education, he has been mostly working in the field of education reform for more than 27 years. In 1988, just after he finished his engineering studies he founded SECMOL (Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh) www.secmol.org, which aims to bring reforms in the government school system in Ladakh.

Sonam Wangchuk
Founder
SECMOL
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