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 PrasadFounder and Director, India Leaders for Social Sector
Ravi SreedharanFounder, Indian School of Development Management
Dilip SimeonAuthor and Historian
Harsh ManderDirector, Centre For Equity Studies
Nivedita NarainProgramme Director, PRADAN
Osama ManzarFounder and Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Vivek SharmaDirector, Gandhi Fellowship Programme
Kruti BharuchaFounder and CEO, Peepul
Seema BansalDirector, Social Impact and Development Practice, BCG India
Sayantani GaddamExecutive Director, Ahvaan Trust
Dr AK ShivakumarDevelopment Economist, Professor, and Senior Policy Advisor, UNICEF
Mihir MathurFounder, DESTA Research LLP; Vising faculty, TERI and TISS
Dr. R BalasubramaniamFounder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement & Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement
Vanessa D’SouzaCEO, SNEHA
Anshu GuptaFounder, Goonj
Arghya SenguptaFounder and Research Director, Vidhi
Vinita SinghManaging Trustee, We, The People; Independent Consultant on Ethical Trade
Shireen VakilHead of Policy and Advocacy, Tata Trusts
Piyush TewariFounder and CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation
Neera NundyCo-Founder and Partner, Dasra
Jayant RastogiGlobal CEO, Magic Bus
Kamla BhasinSocial Scientist; Advisor, Sangat and Jagori
Chakshu RoyHead of Outreach, PRS Legislative Research
Shaveta Sharma-KukrejaManaging Director, Central Square Foundation
Nikhil DeyHuman Rights Activist; Co-Founder, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS)
Surabhi BikhchandaniPartner-Executive Search, Quadrangle
Nikita GuptaAssociate Director, ILSS
Sudheesh VenkateshChief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation

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