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a 24-hour non-stop global platform for world leaders and all stakeholders globally to come together - speak, listen, engage, network and more - for India’s development

15 August 2020

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Charcha 2020

charcha 2020

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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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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Ashish Dhawan
Founder, Chairman
Central Square Foundation

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

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
Vice Chairperson
Piramal Enterprises Limited
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K Subramanian
Chief Economic Adviser
Government of India

K Subramanian
Chief Economic Adviser
Government of India
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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. Renu Sud Karnad is the Managing Director of the Housing Development Finance Corporation, (HDFC) Ltd India. She holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi and is a graduate in law from the University of Mumbai. She is a Parvin Fellow – Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Princeton University. Ms. Karnad joined the Corporation in 1978 and was appointed as the Executive Director of the Corporation in 2000, and the Joint Managing Director of the Corporation in October 2007. She was appointed as the Managing Director of the Corporation in January, 2010.

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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sessions

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

with
Amitabh Kant, Rohini Nilekani & Renu Karnad
on
August 13, 2021
02:00 PM

Session 1: हम लोग : An Examination of Civic Engagement in India

with
Shradha Vaid & Anurati Tandon
on
August 13, 2021
04:00 PM

लगे रहो: Building on Civic Engagement after the Second Wave

with
Gayatri Divecha, Ved Arya & Gayatri Lobo
on
August 14, 2021
04:00 PM

Tearing up Philanthropy’s rulebook

with
Phil Buchanan, Pradeep Nair, Pritha Venkatachalam & Arif Ekram
on
August 14, 2021
04:00 PM

Gender and Energy

with
Shipra Nayyar, Adritha Subbiah, Nidhi Pant & Abhishek Pathak
on
August 14, 2021
05:00 PM

लिफ्ट करा दे: A Funder’s Perspective on Civic Engagement

with
Varad Pande, Natasha Joshi & Sameer, Rainmatter
on
August 14, 2021
06:00 PM

Resilient Health Systems

with
Dr Shetty & Dr R S Sharma
on
August 14, 2021
07:15 PM

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

with
Ashish Dhawan, Lakshmi Puri & K Subramanian
on
August 14, 2021
09:00 PM

Supercharging philanthropy through technology

with
Donald Lobo, Rekha Koita, Amit Chandra & Rostow Ravanan
on
August 15, 2021
10:00 AM

events

Health
hosted by
Piramal Swasthya
Education
hosted by
Central Square Foundation
Rural Development
hosted by
Ministry of Rural Development
WASH
hosted by
Water Aid
Skill development
hosted by
National Skill Development Corporation
Disrupt Philanthropy
hosted by
Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy
Resilient Societies
hosted by
Rohini NIlekani Philanthropies
Equitable cities for the next half billion
hosted by
Omidyar Network India
Gender
hosted by
Dalberg
Energy
with support from
The Rockefeller Foundation

charcha team

Rashi Rathi
Women
Akash Raman
Equal cities
Rini Channakeshava
Resilient Societies
Mani Karuppiah Senthil
Energy, Equity
Sakshi Jain
Philanthropy
Sandilya MV
Skill development
Utsav Mishra
WASH
Gana GP
Health
Mohit N Chelani
Education
Roshni Sharma
Rural Development

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Ashish Dhawan

Founder, Chairman
Central Square Foundation

Amit Chandra

Managing Director
Bain Capital Private Equity

Prof Abhijit Banerjee

Ford International Professor of Economics
MIT

Prof Arvind Panagariya

Professor of Economics
Columbia University

Dr Devi Shetty

Chairman and Founder
Narayana Health

Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande

Founder
Deshpande Foundation

Prof Hernando de Soto Polar

President
Institute for Liberty and Democracy

Ingrid Srinath

Director
Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy at Ashoka University

Dr Madhav Chavan

Co-Founder
Pratham Education Foundation

Smt. Rajashree Birla

Chairperson
Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development

Ravi Venkatesan

Founder
G.A.M.E

Reema Nanavaty

Director
Rural Organising and Economic Development, SEWA

Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist
World Health Organisation

Vinod Khosla

Founder
Khosla Ventures
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The/Nudge Forum | Agri Charcha 2020

Around two-thirds of India’s population is in rural areas and a large proportion of this population lives in poverty. there is an urgent need to improve the economic conditions of rural households  to ensure that the country’s growth is equitable.

A large part of the rural population depends on agriculture and hence innovations in agri sector, along with an increased focus on alternative livelihoods (both farm and non-farm based), play an important role in achieving this equitable growth.

In the last decade, there has been a significant growth in investments in innovations targeting the rural populations, particularly the farmer community. at the same time, there has been a lot of emphasis on policies that can open up the sector for ideators to experiment with innovative  solutions. but, a lot of these innovations and policies have been out of reach of the poorest of the poor, like the small and marginal farmers, who represent ~86%  of the farmer population.

At agri charcha, let’s kickstart conversations on innovations that put these rural households at the center and extend the reach of technology to improve profitability of farms, increase livelihood opportunities in rural India, and script a future where no Indian is left behind.

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Agri Charcha | 18th Dec, 11am onwards

Around two-thirds of India’s population is in rural areas and a large proportion of this population lives in poverty. there is an urgent need to improve the economic conditions of rural households  to ensure that the country’s growth is equitable.

At agri charcha, let’s kick start conversations around innovations that put these rural households at the center and extend the reach of technology to improve profitability of farms, increase livelihood opportunities for rural households and thus,  improve lives of the average Indian rural household.

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