Dasra Philanthropy Week | virtual | panel discussions
27th February | Virtual Impact Forum
IST | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spotlighting Community-Driven Narratives and Evidence for Impact
Session Partner: Forbes Marshall Foundation | Open for All
Community-driven narratives and evidence draw upon data, oral histories, voices, values and lived experiences of diverse identities. Indian non-profits are highlighting critical information and providing a platform for people from marginalized communities by leveraging communication as a tool. This session will discuss the importance of strengthening such narratives for transformative development.
Speakers | Dipta Bhog, Govindraj Ethiraj, Namita Waikar, Nandita Bhatt, Rati Forbes, Sarita Devi, Sneha Philip
IST | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
South-South Collaboration: Building a Resilient Future for the Global South
Open for All
The Global South has enormous potential to tackle complex challenges together because of shared experiences across socio-economic, cultural, and environmental spheres. Leveraging this, there is a need to build resilient frameworks by pooling strengths, sharing valuable insights, and fostering a unified voice. This session will provide a platform for practitioners from across the Global South to exchange learnings and co-create the agenda towards collaborative action that triggers systemic shifts and transformative development for people and the planet.
Speakers | Anand Sinha, Dhruv Mitter, Nandita Baruah, Roshni Rajiv, Soumitra Pathare, Sudha Shrestha
IST | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Building the Talent Backbone for Nurturing the Future Leaders of Non-Profits
Session Partner: Atma | Open for All
NGOs are working on the most complex and pressing social issues facing the country, and they need the right capital, tools and talent to achieve their goals. To achieve their full potential and create sustainable impact, they must Build StrongerInstitutions. This session will focus on building NGO professionals'skills in the domain of talent and personnel development.
Speakers | Archana Kannan, Carmeline Fernandes, Nita Luthria, Vrinda Baheti
IST | 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
AI to Leave no Human Behind
Session Partner: The /Nudge Institute | Open for All
Deep tech is not just for the privileged. When used with intent, it can be a catalyst in working towards equality, leaving no Indian out of the nation’s story of growth. This session will have experts discuss the power of technology and AI, to create a poverty-free, equitable and just society.
Speakers | Manish Gupta, Ravi Jain, Ravi Trivedi, Shekhar Sivasubramaniam, Simeen Kaleem
IST | 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Spot On! Progress and Directions for Action on Menstrual Health in India
Session Partner: MHAi | Open for All
The menstrual health and hygiene landscape has evolved significantly in the past decade. There are new actors, policies and solutions. This session will bring together a diverse set of speakers to review and reflect on the progress made, the challenges that remain, and the direction we must pursue to enable menstrual health for all.
Speakers | Arundati Muralidharan, Kruti Desai, M Sivakami, Pranita, Tanya Mahajan
IST | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
As the Catalysts Speak : A Roundtable Conversation of Development Sector Consultants
Session Partner: Intrac | Invite-only
There are excellent providers of Organizational Development services to Indian non-profits, but many do not invest enough time in intentional on-the-job learning for their facilitator team. This can lead to reduced impact and slow the scaling journey of organizations. This session discuss the crucial need for a program to harness the power of consultants to enhance the impact of social sector programs in India.
IST | 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM
From Rhetoric to Action: Enabling Universal Inclusion of Child Protection Programming
Session Partner: British Asian Trust (BAT)
Discover the critical need for India to adopt a cross-sectoral approach to child protection to advance equitable development, at Dasra Philanthropy Week 2024. Through engaging conversations and diverse perspectives, we aim to explore pathways to ensure the safety and well-being of India's children, and provide them with the opportunities required to thrive and actively participate in India’s growth story.
Speakers | Alpa Vora, Anita Kumar, Atiya Bose, Chitra Iyer, Nalini Tarakeshar, Nicole Menezes, Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Paromita Chowdhury, Priti Patkar, Puja Marwaha, Rumana Hamied, Shireen Vakil, Vikas Choudhury
IST | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Leadership Resilience: Nurturing Mental Health of Non-Profit Practitioners
Open for All
Civil Society members face barriers in prioritizing well-being amid the challenges of community service. We delve into insights from upcoming flagship research. We explore pioneering well-being practices crafted specifically for the unique demands and aspirations of nonprofit practitioners.
Speakers | Anjali Thakur, Deepika Khatri, Riah Forbes, Vimal Jat, Vishal Talreja
IST | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Bringing to Light the Polycrisis with a Focus on India and Philanthropic Action
Session Partner: Omega | Open for All
'The term ‘polycrisis’ implies the convergence of several crises, linked to an ecological and systemic breakdown. Philanthropy can play a pivotal role responding to the polycrisis by pioneering innovative solutions, engaging communities, and providing relief in times of disasters. This session delves into meaning-making around the term with a focus on the Indian philanthropy ecosystem.
Speakers | Gagan Sethi, Kumar Sambhav, Luis Miranda, Manisha Gupta, Nandini Velho
Dasra Philanthropy Week | In-Person | workshops
Multistakeholder Dialogues | Curated Closed-Door Sessions
IST | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Tea and Networking
IST | 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Lunch and Networking
Dasra Philanthropy Week | In-Person | SESSIONS
IST | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Harvesting Hope: Enabling Transition Towards Sustainable Livelihoods
Session Partner: CEEW
India needs to deliver millions of new jobs and livelihoods for a rising and young population. It also needs to ensure that these livelihoods are relevant and resilient in a climate-changed world while transitioning to a low-carbon economy as a whole. Beyond the green energy transition, spaces such as circular economy, bioeconomy, and nature-based solutions, among others, offer hundreds of value chains that can generate tens of millions of livelihoods and jobs. Philanthropic capital can play a significant role in incubating and establishing these sectors towards a job-intensive green economy in India.
Speakers | Abhijit Ghorpande, Abhishek Jain, Sameer Shisodia, Shriti Pandey, Uthara Narayanan
IST | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Getting the Message Right: How to Talk About Climate
Session Partner: Purpose
In an era where the urgency of climate action is paramount, the ability to convey messages that inspire change is more critical than ever. This immersive workshop is designed to empower participants with the skills and strategies needed to communicate climate-related issues persuasively and engage diverse audiences. Led by seasoned communicators and environmental experts, this workshop promises practical insights, interactive sessions, and real-world tools to help participants become a catalyst for positive environmental change.
Speakers | Alina Sen, Chetan Bhattacharji, Jarnail Singh, Tamseel Hussain, Vishaka George, Vishal Kumar
IST | 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Unlocking Finance for Nature-Based Solutions - Deep Dive on Innovative Models
Session Partner: LGT Venture Philanthropy
This session aims to explore innovative ways to unlock essential funds for conservation efforts by fostering a market-based approach. Speakers will discuss the potential of models based on the approaches of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Community Stewardship in aiding climate action and sustainable livelihoods. Through shared insights, speakers will spotlight the local stewardship practices, processes, and outcomes that have emerged in the sector while concluding with collaborative opportunities for the ecosystem to support community stewardship-based conservation and restoration.
Speakers | Krutika Ravishankar, Marianne Manuel, Pranab Choudhury, Ram Vaidyanathan, Siddharth Rao, Vishwas Chitale