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Thursday, June 27
 

8:30am

Registration
Thursday June 27, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

9:30am

Envisioning the Future
Moderators
avatar for Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu Swaminathan

Country Director, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Vishnu joins Ashoka with more than 14 years of experience as Entrepreneur and innovator. He started two companies in Singapore in the areas of Financial transactions & Animation technology. After one of the companies was acquired he moved to India to head a leadership school based in Pune, where he led the school's social effort by creating a independent Centre for Social Development. He started his career as a 3D and Film Special effects... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton

Founder, Ashoka
Bill Drayton pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship. While a student at Harvard College, Balliol College in Oxford University and Yale Law School, he launched a number of organizations, including Harvard’s Ashoka Table, an interdisciplinary weekly forum in the social sciences, and Yale Legislative Services. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1970, he began his career at McKinsey & Company in New York. From 1977 to 1981... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

10:30am

Social Entrepreneurship - History to Future
Moderators
avatar for Ishita Chaudhry

Ishita Chaudhry

The YP Foundation (TYPF)
Ishita equips young people with the tools to access information, services and rights so that they can build collective platforms to create social change and negotiate with adult led systems.

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Ashwin Naik

Ashwin Naik

Vaatsalya
Ashwin is demonstrating a viable model to bridge the healthcare gap by building primary and secondary care hospitals in Tier 2 and 3 towns. Vaatsalya currently has seventeen hospitals across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
avatar for Bablu Ganguly

Bablu Ganguly

The Timbaktu Collective
Bablu has been instrumental in cooperative building movement both as social and business development enterprises and focused on livelihoods and sustainability requirements of small-producers. Timbaktu has promoted eight autonomous cooperatives involving over 17,000 marginal families.
avatar for Hasina Kharbhih

Hasina Kharbhih

Impulse Social Enterprises / Impulse NGO Network
Hasina created the internationally acknowledged Meghalaya Model, a comprehensive tracking system that successfully brings together the state government, security agencies, legal groups, media, and citizen organizations to combat the cross-border trafficking of children in the Northeastern states of India.
avatar for Latha Anantha

Latha Anantha

River Research Center
Latha is working towards a river basin management model. Using the flow of the river as a reference point, she makes inter-linkages between different interventions and draws various stakeholders together to cohesively plan and manage water resources.
avatar for Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham

The Centre for Internet & Society
Sunil Abraham is providing web services and products that are affordable and effective for the Indian voluntary sector. His work, based on "open-source" sharing of programs, enables citizen organizations to effectively use the Internet in the areas of fundraising, networking, advocacy, and knowledge management. The nature of open-sourcing also permits a natural replication process because of its inherent accessibility to new users, and Sunil... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

11:30am

Tea
Thursday June 27, 2013 11:30am - 12:00am
Infosys Campus Pune

12:00pm

First Contact

Participants meet in small groups to establish their initial connection with the larger group.


Thursday June 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday June 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Engaging Media Strategically

Todays media rarely engages with social entrepreneurs to go beyond covering  ‘stories’ or making hero’s out of changemakers. But how can we shift the focus of discussion to the idea or the solution? What would it take to engage media as mavens towards framework change? Can it play a role in pushing for policy change or advocacy efforts? We will draw from the experiences of Fellows and reflect on other possible strategies. 


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Measuring What Matters

All too often, we have seen that in the absence of effective assessment tools, we revert to measuring what is easy rather than what is important. We will bring to the fore, Fellows who have chosen to measure key metrics and how that data can be used to inform measurable growth plans.


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Balancing Personal and Professional Lives
Moderators
avatar for Anu Wakhlu

Anu Wakhlu

Pragati Foundation
Anu Wakhlu is helping middle-aged Indian housewives to identify the individual skills and strengths from which they can choose appropriate careers and help break down the prejudice and structural impediments to their employment. Her programs also help young people better identify educational paths and career goals and subsequently break through the barriers to their employment as well.

Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Creating Roles for Citizens

Historically, social entrepreneurs have been a product of political movements and have created movements that engaged a large number of citizens. As we move towards organizations and social enterprises, what is the role of citizens and what does it take to shift their mindsets and engage them What does it mean to create a movement in today’s context?


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Engaging Governments
Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Brij Kothari

Brij Kothari

Planet Read
Brij has developed Same Language Subtitling (SLS) program that makes reading practice an incidental, automatic, and subconscious part of TV entertainment, at a low per-person cost. SLS refers to subtitles on film song programs, in the “same” language as the audio.
avatar for Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan

Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan

Vivekananda Tribal Welfare Group
Dr. H. Sudarshan works with the Soliga peoples to provide alternate food sources and income generating projects renewing hope for the Soliga people and their culture. In the last seven years his work has had a tremendous impact on the lives of these people, and his work has provided a model now being replicated throughout India.
avatar for Ritwick Dutta

Ritwick Dutta

Founder, Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment
Ritwick Dutta is restoring transparency and accountability to India’s Environmental Impact Assessment processes in order to protect the environment and at-risk communities from encroaching big industry. Through what he calls “environmental democracy” Ritwick gives citizens the tools to assess the impact of industrial development projects and challenge destructive practices.


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Governance

Governance structures and processes are culturally still relatively new in India. While the corporate sector has built systems towards defining the role of the Board and other governance processes, such a discussion is only beginning to take shape for the citizen sector. In this session, we discuss its relevance and the strategic role it can play in fueling an organizations growth. 

 


Moderators
avatar for Aarti Madhusudan

Aarti Madhusudan

Founder, Governance Counts
Aarti is the founder of Governance Counts, an initiative that helps strengthen the Boards of NGOs. She is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore Aarti has worked both in India and abroad on the subject of good governance. Her clients have included ActionAid International, Sense International, the Resource Alliance, Magic Bus, Dignity Foundation, Dasra... Read More →

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Anshu Gupta

Anshu Gupta

Founder, GOONJ - A Voice, An Effort
Anshu K. Gupta is facilitating an economic bridge between urban, wealthy India and impoverished, rural India by simply sharing the surplus of wealth. Anshu is establishing a culture of sustained donations in India by creating a mechanism for second-hand clothes and goods to pass from the wealthy to the poor.
avatar for Piyush Tewari

Piyush Tewari

Founder, Save Life Foundation
Piyush Tewari is creating a volunteer-based citizen emergency response system to road accidents that is geared towards saving the lives of individuals. By creating an enabling legal environment, Piyush is breaking down citizens’ prejudices and apathy to enable them to proactively come forward to save the lives of victims and works with police and hospitals to form an effective “chain of survival.”
avatar for Shaheen Mistri

Shaheen Mistri

Akanksha
Shaheen Mistri is providing engaging supplemental education for poor children living in slums. By exposing them to schools, teachers, and educational resources generally available only to middle class Indian children, Shaheen is improving the children's job prospects and involving middle-class schools in combating high levels of illiteracy among the urban poor.


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Governance

Governance structures and processes are culturally still relatively new in India. While the corporate sector has built systems towards defining the role of the Board and other governance processes, such a discussion is only beginning to take shape for the citizen sector. In this session, we discuss its relevance and the strategic role it can play in fueling an organizations growth. 

 


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Reaching new geographies- new ways of network expansion

What practical plug-ins are needed to bring your work swiftly to new areas and institutions? For some, this means rooting a program locally and open sourcing processes for replication. For others, it means building a network of micro-entrepreneurs or piggy backing into existing local networks. In this session, Fellows will share their experiences in creating local demand, equipping teams and partners with an understanding of their role in the context of national-scale change, efficiently mobilizing local resources, including talent and money, challenges of adoption in new locales, including setting core adoption principles and ensuring quality. The group discussion that follows will get at how we – Ashoka and its partners – can more efficiently and imaginatively dot-connect and support the spread of ideas. 


Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Rajiv Khandelwal

Rajiv Khandelwal

Aajeevika Bureau
Rajiv Khandelwal’s Aajeevika Bureau (Livelihood Bureau) is among the first attempts in north India to provide support services to the millions of unskilled laborers and migrants who seasonally move across the country in search of work. The bureau seeks to protect the livelihoods and dignity of these migrants and reinforce their valid identity as legitimate contributors to the nation’s economy.


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Succession Planning & Exit Strategy

As leaders, we are expected to hold the whole: the vision, the strategies, the needs of those we serve, our finances, our Board, our employees. We often feel no one else can share that burden, that if not for our presence, everything would fall apart or even stop altogether. We are indispensable and afraid all at the same time. This view of ourselves is one of the greatest obstacles to the growth of our impact. How do we let go of this fear that if we stop, the work will stop? How do we become a leader that enables other leaders? How do we join forces with people instead of hiring people? In this session, we will explore how the fellows own personal space mirrors the structure of their work and the tools available to transform both.


Ashoka Fellows
avatar for CV Madhukar

CV Madhukar

PRS Legislative Research
C.V. Madhukar is changing citizens’ roles in Indian democracy by opening the process of lawmaking to greater public engagement and scrutiny. He provides citizen organizations, lawmakers, and the general public with vital information about policy issues, and creates forums for these groups to communicate with each other.
avatar for Ved Arya

Ved Arya

Self Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (SRIJAN)
Ved Arya’s new model for rural development relies on collaboration between government, citizen organizations, donor agencies, and private businesses. His hybrid organization works both as a consulting firm and a grassroots development agency.


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

4:00pm

Tea
Thursday June 27, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

4:30pm

Leadership for Tomorrow
Moderators
avatar for Raghavendra Venkatesh

Raghavendra Venkatesh

Trustee, Ashoka Innovators for the Public

Guests
avatar for Dr. Sanjiv Chopra

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra

Faculty Dean, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is Professor of Medicine and Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Consultant in Hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He has more than 120 publications and five books to his credit.  His recent book, “Leadership by Example:  The Ten Key Principles of all Great Leaders” has received singular advanced praise by many leaders in the... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

5:00pm

Confluences

Confluences is where small groups of participants organize themselves around an idea, which they choose. This is a democratic platform where anyone can initiate a discussion or join one. These sessions are meant to help participants identify people they can align with and/or explore collaborative opportunities.


Thursday June 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

7:30pm

Dinner
Thursday June 27, 2013 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune
 
Friday, June 28
 

9:00am

Tea
Friday June 28, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

9:00am

Early Birds

Creative and fun ways to warm up for the day


Friday June 28, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Infosys Campus Pune

10:00am

Start Empathy - India

Increasingly, innovative leaders see empathy as a critical and foundational skill, allowing people to effectively spot problems and advance ideas that are invisible in traditional hierarchical structures.  In particular, as rules are in flux, as people move fluidly in and between formerly homogenous groups, cultures, and societies, and as power is shared by all, every person needs an even higher level of empathetic skill in order to thrive. We forsee a need for applied empathy—the ability to understand what other people are feeling and to act in response in a way that avoids harm and contributes to positive change. While exploring why empathy is now more critical than ever, this session will explore:

  • Its relevance in the changing Indian context ?
  • How institutions- schools and companies can encourage and unlock skills of empathy?
  • What is the empathy levels across various strata, geographies and workspaces?

Moderators
avatar for Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu Swaminathan

Country Director, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Vishnu joins Ashoka with more than 14 years of experience as Entrepreneur and innovator. He started two companies in Singapore in the areas of Financial transactions & Animation technology. After one of the companies was acquired he moved to India to head a leadership school based in Pune, where he led the school's social effort by creating a independent Centre for Social Development. He started his career as a 3D and Film Special effects... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Sara Adhikari

Sara Adhikari

Director, Small Change Co
Sara fell into journalism by accident and started her career at the top of the ladder as editor of Of Age, a youth magazine in Kolkata. Since then her climb down has taken her to Times of India as assistant editor, and finally The Sun, UK, as sub-editor. Now back in Kolkata after 20 years, she has turned her life around and, by design, founded Small Change. She hopes this will turn other people’s lives around too.
avatar for Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton

Founder, Ashoka
Bill Drayton pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship. While a student at Harvard College, Balliol College in Oxford University and Yale Law School, he launched a number of organizations, including Harvard’s Ashoka Table, an interdisciplinary weekly forum in the social sciences, and Yale Legislative Services. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1970, he began his career at McKinsey & Company in New York. From 1977 to 1981... Read More →

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Vishal Talreja

Vishal Talreja

Dream a Dream
Formerly an investment banker and venture capitalist, Vishal Talreja has built a network of volunteers that offer vulnerable children opportunities to increase their chances for normal childhood development.


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Infosys Campus Pune

10:00am

The Changing Face of Media

The field of news, journalism and access to media information is in a major transformation. We are, slowly but surely, evolving into a everyone-a-publisher world, one that allows people around the world to engage freely and powerfully with information to advance their own lives and society. Citizens are coming into the professional field, changing the composition of newsrooms to change what is reported and how. We are looking at a different way of understanding citizenship--one where efficient access to quality knowledge, freedom of press and expression and the right to privacy and security of information-- become key to understanding who is or isn't a 'knowledge' citizen. 


How are we mapping this change in the way citizens consume and share news? And what ultimately is born of this awareness-creation process?  What steps do we need to take to ensure such a world comes to pass and who are going to be the stakeholders of this process? And most importantly, how is the role of the citizen, within considerable limits of privacy, security and inclusivity, going to evolve in this information economy?


Moderators
avatar for Nihar Kothari

Nihar Kothari

Director and Executive Editor, Patrika Group
Nihar Kothari is the Director and Executive Editor of the Patrika group of companies. He is currently in charge of editorial planning and readership development of the newspaper. Nihar holds a Masters Degree in Economics from University of Rajasthan and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois. Rajasthan Patrika (owned by Patrika Group) is one of the... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Lynn D'souza

Lynn D'souza

Founder, Social Access
Lynn de Souza is a multi faceted media personality. A national tennis champ, who followed up her MBA in Marketing with a 25 year career in advertising media, working for Ogilvy, Grey and Lintas, she is one of the most influential women in the country featuring regularly in the power lists of top media titles for several years. She is also a prolific writer and public speaker. A brief sabbatical to study veterinary nursing in Australia in 1998... Read More →
avatar for Stalin K

Stalin K

Managing Trustee, Video Volunteers
Stalin K. is a documentary filmmaker, media trainer and human rights activist from Gujarat, India. Stalin has directed 15 documentaries and has won several international awards for his films. He has produced six community radio programs, designed more than 20 rights-based campaigns and conducted over 300 trainings in film making and participatory video, street theatre, radio production, and development communications. As an... Read More →
avatar for Kanchan Kaur

Kanchan Kaur

Vice Dean, Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media
A stint at the University of Florida’s Institute on Teaching Digital Journalism turned this die-hard print-medium journalist into a believer in the web. She has since driven IIJNM’s emphasis on Multimedia. IIJNM now runs a full-fledged stream in Multimedia, and a course in Convergence; she teaches the latter. She started life in journalism by reporting the city of Bangalore for various small newspapers. She joined the Indian... Read More →
avatar for Sugata Raju

Sugata Raju

Editor, Vijaya Karnataka


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Infosys Campus Pune

10:00am

Unusual Allies for Social Change

Over the last few years, we are seeing new actors complementing the efforts of social entrepreneurs. They  are bringing new perspectives from different bodies of knowledge - psychology, design thinking and sciences to catalyze change. In some cases, they challenge prevailing approaches and in others they are bringing greater efficiencies to achieving scale and impact. The citizen sector is now garnering new allies – resulting is greater inter-disciplinary thinking and collaboration. Bringing together these new actors and social entrepreneurs, this session will discuss:    

  1. the perspectives these new allies are bringing to understanding social problems and designing strategies and the potential it has to accelerate impact
  2. the mind-shift it requires from the existing stakeholders- investors and social entrepreneurs to embrace such thinking
  3. the opportunities to increase the number of such allies in India

 


Moderators
avatar for Johnny Lau

Johnny Lau

Johnny has produced more than 45 comics books of which he had collaborated with about 30 fellow artists, making him one of the most published comics artists in Singapore. The experiences learned from such collaboration has further positioned Johnny into taking on the role of a facilitator. He has worked with the Asia-Europe Foundation that has brought together 12 comics artists from Asia and Europe whom had convened in Singapore for a two weeks... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Lancy Fernandez

Lancy Fernandez

Research Head, Aamir Khan Productions
Lancy has been head of research for the widely acclaimed television program Satyamev Jayate which was produced and hosted by Aamir Khan. He is presently working on the second season of the program. He has been a keen student of social and political issues and has co-authored with Satyajit Bhatkal, “The Fractured Civilization – caste society in the throes of change.” He has also actively worked with a number of social organizations on issues... Read More →
avatar for Neal Parikh

Neal Parikh

Neal Parikh is 10 year old highly energetic and passionate individual. His interests vary from reading to swimming and cricket to computers.  He lives in Ahmedabad with his parents and brother.
avatar for Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad

Founder Director, Final Mile
Ram is a co-founder of FinalMile, a first of its kind consulting company in the world. Its practice of Behaviour ArchitectureTM is built on the principles of Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural Economics. This practice is hinged on explaining behaviour accurately and influencing it favorably through design for the non-conscious. FinalMile is at the forefront of finding real world applications of these sciences, thereby overcoming tough... Read More →
avatar for Dinesh Sonak

Dinesh Sonak

THNK, Saaf India Foundation
Dinesh (Dutch/Indian, 1979) is the India Ambassador of THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Saaf India Foundation. Previously, he was THNK’s Partnerships Director, business development and organizing societal innovation challenges together with THNK’s Co-Founders, Faculty and Partners. He co-designed and launched THNK’s Creative Leadership Program, led THNK’s... Read More →

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Kabir Vajpeyi

Kabir Vajpeyi

Co-Founder, Vinyas
Kabir Vajpeyi, an architect by qualification, has created a framework to creatively treat space and its built elements to make school architecture more conducive to child development. By convincing State Governments in India to invest in his idea, he has created an effective delivery mechanism that brings engineers, teachers and architects together to implement and spread his idea in rural Government schools.


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Infosys Campus Pune

11:15am

Reverse Pitch
As social entrepreneurs, you pitch to investors all the time. How about we turn the tables and get investors to pitch you on why you should take investments from them!?
At the Future Forum, Reverse Pitch will get investors to sell themselves to social entrepreneurs. 5 minute elevator piches from investors to present their ideas of investment rationale, sectors in focus specific strengths and value propositions they bring to potential investees. And then we leave the floor open to you for questions. 

Impact investments and grant-based funding are growing in India. With stories of both successes and failures, investors and social entrepreneurs have gained immense confidence and experience. However, to flourish a healthy ecosystem, it is important to have an honest two-way communication. Reverse Pitch is about this very two-way communication. 

Moderators
avatar for Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu Swaminathan

Country Director, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Vishnu joins Ashoka with more than 14 years of experience as Entrepreneur and innovator. He started two companies in Singapore in the areas of Financial transactions & Animation technology. After one of the companies was acquired he moved to India to head a leadership school based in Pune, where he led the school's social effort by creating a independent Centre for Social Development. He started his career as a 3D and Film Special effects... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Kushal Agrawal

Kushal Agrawal

Aspada Investment Advisors
Kushal is the Investment Manager at Aspada Investment Advisors. Previously, he was the Financial Controller at Zovi.com, an e-commerce start-up funded by SAIF Partners and Tiger Global, where he laid the foundation of strong finance and compliance systems. Having also worked at large organizations, ITC and PwC, he brings a rich experience in building finance processes, financial analysis, accounts and audit.
avatar for Karuna Jain

Karuna Jain

Acumen
Karuna has two years of investing experience with the $175M Aditya Birla private equity fund and $600M Milestone Capital real estate fund. She has also spent four years with the Aditya Birla Group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in textiles, cement and pharmaceuticals businesses across finance and M&A roles.
avatar for Ajit Kanitkar

Ajit Kanitkar

Ford Foundation
Ajit Kanitkar works on livelihood and economic security issues in the foundation's New Delhi office. His grant making helps link rural producers and artisans with larger commercial partners to reach markets and realize better wages and incomes. He is focused particularly on expanding opportunities for women, tribal and other marginalized communities.
avatar for Pranav Nahar

Pranav Nahar

Grassroots Business Fund
Pranav Nahar is GBF’s Regional Manager for Asia. He is a member of the Management Committee at GBF and its Internal Investment Committee and overseas the Asian Markets including India and Indonesia where GBF has active investments and staff. He has lived and worked over 14 years in Chennai, Oslo, London, New York, Mumbai , Melbourne & New Delhi where he is currently based. 
avatar for Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah

CEO, EdelGive Foundation
Vidya is responsible for giving strategic direction to EdelGive Foundation and guiding its overall development. | | Formerly the CFO of the Edelweiss Group, Vidya worked with ICICI, Peregrine and NM Rothschild during her 19-year career in investment banking. She was also deeply involved with Edelweiss’ philanthropy programme. | | Vidya has a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for CV Madhukar

CV Madhukar

PRS Legislative Research
C.V. Madhukar is changing citizens’ roles in Indian democracy by opening the process of lawmaking to greater public engagement and scrutiny. He provides citizen organizations, lawmakers, and the general public with vital information about policy issues, and creates forums for these groups to communicate with each other.


Friday June 28, 2013 11:15am - 1:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How can Universities become hubs for changemaking?

"How do we create Changemaking Universities?" To answer the question we are inviting faculty members   and youth leaders from around the country to join us in envisioning how can Universities be actively engaged in driving social change. 

What are the possibilities working with students or engaging Universities in research. How can social entrepreneurs actively collaborate with Universities in India? This session will help you meet like-minded people among social entrepreneurs and youth leaders, and passionate people from the educational field to collectively imagine possibilities. 

 


Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How do we create an eco-system to nurture rural talent & changemakers?

How do we create an ecosystem to a) foster job-creating enterprises in rural India, b) develop capabilities of rural young men and women for employability, and c) enable rural populations to demand their rights and become changemakers?


Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How do we create an eco-system to support changemaking in conflict zones?

In the Indian context, three regions experience varying degrees of conflict - Maoist-affected areas, Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast. As a result of the ongoing violence these regions remain one of the most backward in terms of economic, social development, and its people continue to live a compromised life. Creating an environment that allows for development to thrive and catalyzing change in socially and politically unstable areas poses a unique set of challenges and dangers. Participants will be invited to explore solutions/ actionable plans to catalyze change in conflict zones.


Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How do we create cities where changemaking is everyone’s business?

Social issues and concerns are often unique to a particular geography. And so is the mix of social sector and business leaders, youth and citizen groups who are part of this place. Changemaking Cities is an attempt to bring together key social and business entrepreneurs, academia and youth in a city, to create an ecosystem, where everyone participates in bringing about positive change.

 


Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How do we create inclusive development in small towns?

India’s urban population grew from the 290 million reported in the 2001 to an estimated 340 million in 2008. By 2030, a third of Indian population will live in 3 and 4 tier Towns of less than 1 million population. 

This is possibly a largest demographic shift in history. In this process rural citizens leave their traditional livelihoods and lifestyle in search of better incomes and higher quality of life. However Indian towns are often unprepared to provide essential infrastructure, services and opportunities needed for these communities to thrive. As a result for many thousands of families become traps of poverty and despair.

The purpose of the session is to design a framework for successful development of these emerging urban spaces. 

 


Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How do we develop a better policy & governance context for social businesses to develop?

Policies and regulations need to catch up with the growing number of social businesses that do not fit neatly within the traditional nonprofit or for-profit legal categories. Participants in this make-a-thon will formulate strategies for self-regulation or advocacy that will not only open doors for investment and spur growth, but also enhance credibility for the sector. Specifically, they will explore:

  • The need to articulate a broad definition of social businesses
  • Certification processes that validate commitment to mission, transparency and accountability.
  • Innovative legal and financial solutions to overcome barriers
  • The future of social enterprise law- if there is a need to advocate for a new legislative framework 

Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

How do we move from CSR to creating a shared value?

Businesses are beginning to connect their success with social progress. They are looking to move from the "social responsibility" mind-set where social issues are in the periphery to creating shared value which is at its center. To fuel this shift, participants will discuss different strategies and opportunities including collaboration with social entreprenerus and engagement of employees. 


Friday June 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

4:30pm

Tea
Friday June 28, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

5:00pm

Make-A-Thon's Continue
Friday June 28, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

8:00pm

Gala Dinner
Friday June 28, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune
 
Saturday, June 29
 

9:00am

Using Data for Impact
This session aims to demystify the buzz around 'data' for advocacy. It
will identify tools for gathering, analysing, visualising and sharing
data, and reflect on challenges in working with data in India. It will
combine presentations, hands-on activity and discussion.

Guests
Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham

The Centre for Internet & Society
Sunil Abraham is providing web services and products that are affordable and effective for the Indian voluntary sector. His work, based on "open-source" sharing of programs, enables citizen organizations to effectively use the Internet in the areas of fundraising, networking, advocacy, and knowledge management. The nature of open-sourcing also permits a natural replication process because of its inherent accessibility to new users, and Sunil... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

9:00am

Behavioral Architecture
Limited Capacity seats available

Why doesn't awareness or knowledge lead to behavior change- whether that be to improve diets, gender issues or conserving the environment? What explains this Knowing-Doing gap? How do we make decisions and what are the factors that influence our decision-making? Are we fundamentally rational or irrational, risk-takers or conformists? Understanding the true factors that affect decision making becomes central to engineering social change. Advances in Behavioural Economics and Cognitive Neuroscience are questioning long held beliefs and assumptions on human decision making. Join in to gain a glimpse into new insights that can help us effectively change behaviour.

 


Guests
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Ram Prasad

Founder Director, Final Mile
Ram is a co-founder of FinalMile, a first of its kind consulting company in the world. Its practice of Behaviour ArchitectureTM is built on the principles of Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural Economics. This practice is hinged on explaining behaviour accurately and influencing it favorably through design for the non-conscious. FinalMile is at the forefront of finding real world applications of these sciences, thereby overcoming tough... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

9:00am

Design Thinking
Design-thinking is an innovation methodology powered by a thorough understanding, through direct observation, of what people want and need in their lives, and what they like and dislike. Design-thinking endeavors to solve problems and create new possibilities. Key characteristics of design-thinkers are empathy, integrative thinking, optimism, experimentalism and collaboration.During this workshop, you will learn to apply a number of design-thinking and creative leadership tools from THNK’s Creation Flow: a creative process and iteration through four stages: Sensing, Visioning, Prototyping and Scaling.

Guests
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Shammy Jacob

THNK, Saaf India Foundation
Shammy (Indian/Dutch, 1965) is the Founder and Managing Director of the Saaf India Foundation. He is a Founding Participant at THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, where he started Saaf India with a team of fellow THNK participants in 2012. He envisions a cleaner India, with a culture of respect for common spaces and the natural environment. He also is the Founder and Director of New World Fight Club, a collective of global... Read More →
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Dinesh Sonak

THNK, Saaf India Foundation
Dinesh (Dutch/Indian, 1979) is the India Ambassador of THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Saaf India Foundation. Previously, he was THNK’s Partnerships Director, business development and organizing societal innovation challenges together with THNK’s Co-Founders, Faculty and Partners. He co-designed and launched THNK’s Creative Leadership Program, led THNK’s... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

9:00am

Storytelling for Movements

Storytelling is a shared process between the teller and the listener. It can be used for leading and communicating values, insights, call-to-action, or vision and will easily cut across barriers of age, experience, skepticism and ideology. It becomes a personal act and creates this immutable connection with the listener at an emotional level.

Storytelling is an essential skill for every leader. The role of a leader at any given time is not to play the individual instruments but to unify the performance and to shape the sound of the ensemble. Leadership at its core is this ability to inspire, influence and persuade people.

Social Entrepreneurs are always persuading their teams, communities, funders, media and partners. And often to convince people it takes more than facts and figures or an appeal to reason. The best way to engage people with the vision in a profound way is to use the power of stories. This workshop will help you reflect on your storytelling skills and give practical suggestions on how you can become a great storyteller.


Ashoka Fellows
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Geeta Ramanujam

Kathalaya
Geeta Ramanujam is injecting new life into Indian classrooms by reviving the art of storytelling–a cultural tradition forgotten by modern education–and making it part of the primary school curriculum.


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

9:00am

We The Young: Designing spaces where the young imagine and lead social change
India is a young nation. But where are the young innovators, changemakers and nation builders?·      
Social entrepreneurs are inclusive changemakers. But why have they not engaged thousands of youth talent to shape and lead social change? 

In this session, we nvite you to critique your youth intervention, and identify fresh ideas and skills  for accelerating your work with the young; for creating new spaces that excite and transform the young and;  for launching the next wave of  young changemakers in your region.

Guests
avatar for Manisha Gupta

Manisha Gupta

Founder, Startup

Ashoka Fellows
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Ashraf Patel

Pravah
Ashraf has created an alternative curriculum for educating the youth on the importance of decision-making in a changing socio-political reality. Her aim, through Pravah, is to instill a sense of responsibility and self-awareness in tomorrow's leaders, thus creating a new kind of leadership.


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

11:30am

Tea
Saturday June 29, 2013 11:30am - 12:00am
Infosys Campus Pune

12:00pm

Confluences
Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

1:00pm

Lunch
Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune

2:30pm

Reflections
Saturday June 29, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

4:00pm

Tea
Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Infosys Campus Pune