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Thursday, June 27
 

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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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... Read More →
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

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
 
Saturday, June 29
 

12:00pm

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