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Speakers

Chairperson, CARE India
Co-founder, Dasra
Founder, Craftizen Foundation
Professor, IIM Bangalore
Visiting Scientist, Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health
Co-founder, Catalyst Group of Institutions
COO, Give
CEO, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations

Date & Time

Sunday Sun, 30 Apr 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Non Profits have contributed to all sectors in education, health, livelihoods, art and culture, animal care, handicrafts and handlooms, age care and child care and their contribution is 2 % of the GDP amounting to 365 billion. India’s non profit sector from the days of Mahatma Gandhi had pioneered work in Sarvodaya from leprosy care to rural development in remote areas of the country. Today they are working in all the aspirational districts and their last mile connectivity and delivery is commendable. The Million Missions report finds that they contribute to all the 17 Sustainable development Goals and are fulfilling the Mahtama’s vision of “Leave No One Behind”.

The innovations in health care, education and social justice have been highlighted in the report and these have all become part of India’s development paradigm not only in laws but in public policy. Today non profits are continuing their work and contributing to the nation’s development and economy and are employing 18.1 million workers among which are 9 million volunteers. Come and celebrate the contribution of the non profit sector – the third sector of the economy.

Mathew Cherian and Deval Sanghavi will present their findings from the report. This will be followed by 5 NGOs presenting insights from their work. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A with the audience.

Speakers

Mathew Cherian

Chairperson, CARE India

An engineer from BITS Pilani and has worked for 35 years in the non profit sector. CEO of HelpAge India for the last 18 years and serves on the board of non-profit boards like Guide Star India, Water Aid and Guild of Services. He has co founded Credibility Alliance, Charities Aid Foundation India, Guidestar India and Resource Alliance India. Has been an active voice in the Voluntary Sector and  is the former Chairperson of VANI. At present, chairs the Ministry Programme on Start-ups for elderly called SAGE.  He is also a Member of the “Global Future Council” of World Economic Forum on Ageing and Longevity. Currently Chairperson of CARE India. Has co authored the Non Profit Sector Report “A Million Missions”.

Deval Sanghavi

Co-founder, Dasra

Deval Sanghavi co-founded Dasra in 1999. He leads Dasra’s strategic philanthropy function, advising foreign and domestic philanthropists on grant-making strategies for the social sector, while supporting numerous NGO leaders in India scale and deepen their impact. Since 1999, he has helped channel over USD 300 million towards the Indian social sector, and serves on the board of Magic Bus, Industree Foundation, SRCC Children’s Hospital and Seva Mandir.

At Dasra, Deval has incubated collaborative initiatives like the Dasra Adolescents Collaborative for adolescent wellbeing in Jharkhand and other states; the National Fecal Sludge and Septage Management Alliance that works with state governments on strengthening fecal sludge management, policy, and implementation; the Rebuild India Fund, that aims to support 1000 grassroots NGOs working with the most vulnerable communities, through funding and capacity building over the next decade; and the Social Compact, that enables corporates to focus on improving the conditions of informal workers in their supply chains, among others. This work over the past three decades places Deval as a critical practitioner and voice in the non-profit sector, ensuring support to grassroots ideas and interventions that bring dignity and equity for India’s billions.

Meena Raghunathan

Author

Meena Raghunathan has worked in the non-profit sector for 35 years. She spent 19 years at Centre for Environment Education set up as an autonomous centre of excellence under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and then 15 years setting up and heading the CSR function for the GMR Group, as Executive Director, CSR.

She was part of the team which helped set up the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation, and has served on the boards of NGOs, corporates, and educational and skilling institutes. She has over 40 publications including school and college textbooks, policy papers, and training modules. Her latest book is Doing Good: Navigating the CSR Maze in India, brought out by Harper Collins.

Her current focus is on writing, teaching, training and project support, and she is working on a book on ESG. She serves on corporate and non-profit boards including those of Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Association for Mentally Challenged and Centre for Sustainable Development.

Mayura Balasubramanian

Founder, Craftizen Foundation

Mayura is the founder of Craftizen Foundation, a social enterprise focussed on enabling craft based livelihoods for marginalized communities including underprivileged women, adults with intellectual disability and traditional artisans. She was amongst 75 women selected for the prestigious Women Transforming India Award, 2021 by Niti Aayog (Govt of India) and the United Nations. She has over 20 years of experience; her grassroots exposure comes from managing a national pilot in rural tourism at UNDP India implemented jointly with the Ministry of Tourism, GoI across 20 states. She has an MBA from the Indian School of Business.

MS Sriram

Professor, IIM Bangalore

Professor M S Sriram is a faculty member of IIM Bangalore and is currently the Chairperson of Centre for Public Policy. Prior to this he was the ICICI Bank Lalita D Gupte Chair and Professor in Microfinance at IIM Ahmedabad. He is a graduate from Institute of Rural Management Anand and completed his doctoral studies from IIM Bangalore. He is also a visiting Faculty at IIM Udaipur and IIM Vishakhapatnam. He is currently the Chairman of the Centre for Microfinance, Rajasthan is on the board of National Institute of Bank Management, AU Small Finance Bank, Pratham Books, Dastkar Andhra,  Sanket Trust and SELCO.

Nachiket Mor

Visiting Scientist, Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health

Dr. Nachiket Mor is trained as an economist. He is known for his inventions of financial devices to deliver banking service to villages and contribution in trying to solve India’s financial inclusion problem. His current work is principally focused on the design of national and regional health systems.  He is a Visiting scientist at the Banyan Academy of leadership in Mental Health and a Senior Research fellow at the Center for Information Technology and Public Policy at IIIT Bangalore. He is also a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Reimagining India’s Health Systems

Shiv Kumar

Co-founder, Catalyst Group of Institutions

Shiv Kumar is the co founder of Catalyst Group of Institutions that further the health and wealth of the marginalised communities. A social investor, Shiv Kumar and has 30 years of solving complex problems in India and internationally. A post graduate from the Institute of Rural Management Anand. He is passionate about communities, collaboratives, and is an institution builder, mentor, facilitator and coach. He has incubated and supported over 200+ community organisations and social enterprises. A member of Catalyst 2030 group which was part of the coalition which pioneered the report.

Sumit Tayal

COO, Give

Sumit Tayal is serving at Give as COO, to fulfil its mission of alleviating poverty by enabling the world to give. He started his career writing code, before moving on to management consulting and private equity. He took a mid-career break and changed tracks to manage a 1000 people strong data and insights firm. Now, he is contributing to building India’s largest and most trusted giving platform.

Bharati Ramachandran

CEO, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations

Bharati Ramachandran heads the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO), India’s leading animal rights advocacy body. Bharati brings 27 years of experience, starting her career as a journalist and writer, and then as a consultant to civil society movements. She has worked extensively to help non-profits in South Asia and Africa effectively tell their story, raise funds, and change policy and attitudes. Before joining FIAPO, she founded and ran Barapani – a strategic consulting firm and communications agency for non-profits. She is a huge advocate for animal rights, with a keen interest in the intersection of rights movements.