Another cohort from the ILSS Leadership Program ready to join the social sector

Date : Jan 17 – 25, 2020

Venue : Delhi NCR

The seventh edition of the ILSS Leadership Program concluded on January 25, 2020 at the IIT Delhi Campus in Sonepat, with 26 senior participants-leaders from reputed corporates, NGOs and foundations-participating in a 9-day journey of learning and discovery to understand the development landscape in India from some of the best minds in the social sector.

Over nine days, 28 speakers, including NGO founders, practitioners, development economists, social activists and foundation heads, helped participants gain a deeper understanding of social development issues, guiding them on how they can engage more deeply with the task of addressing persistent, complex development challenges.

Through the program the participants were able to see, among a range of new things, the interconnectedness and complexities of various social issues, the wickedness of these problems, and how the universal values enshrined in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution are more than just words but anchors to guide action.

In addition to though-provoking sessions and deeply inspiring talks, the participants also had opportunities to reflect upon their own leadership values and motivations as well as ask themselves questions on their role in India’s social development. The nine-day residential program is curated to help these leaders discover ways to engage with the task of solving India’s complex development problems.

Speakers at ILSS Leadership Program, January 17-25, 2020

Anu Prasad Founder and Director, India Leaders for Social Sector
Ravi Sreedharan Founder, Indian School of Development Management
Dilip Simeon Author and Historian
Harsh Mander Director, Centre For Equity Studies
Nivedita Narain Programme Director, PRADAN
Osama Manzar Founder and Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Vivek Sharma Director, Gandhi Fellowship Programme
Kruti Bharucha Founder and CEO, Peepul
Seema Bansal Director, Social Impact and Development Practice, BCG India
Sayantani Gaddam Executive Director, Ahvaan Trust
Dr AK Shivakumar Development Economist, Professor, and Senior Policy Advisor, UNICEF
Mihir Mathur Founder, DESTA Research LLP; Vising faculty, TERI and TISS
Dr. R Balasubramaniam Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement & Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement
Vanessa D’Souza CEO, SNEHA
Anshu Gupta Founder, Goonj
Arghya Sengupta Founder and Research Director, Vidhi
Vinita Singh Managing Trustee, We, The People; Independent Consultant on Ethical Trade
Shireen Vakil Head of Policy and Advocacy, Tata Trusts
Piyush Tewari Founder and CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation
Neera Nundy Co-Founder and Partner, Dasra
Jayant Rastogi Global CEO, Magic Bus
Kamla Bhasin Social Scientist; Advisor, Sangat and Jagori
Chakshu Roy Head of Outreach, PRS Legislative Research
Shaveta Sharma-Kukreja Managing Director, Central Square Foundation
Nikhil Dey Human Rights Activist; Co-Founder, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS)
Surabhi Bikhchandani Partner-Executive Search, Quadrangle
Nikita Gupta Associate Director, ILSS
Sudheesh Venkatesh Chief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation

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