The/Nudge Forum on Tuesday announced Charcha 2021, a convening with over 300 global leaders and key stakeholders coming together for India’s development. As the world continues to grapple with the effects of Covid-19, it is clear that the pandemic has sprouted unprecedented economic and social challenges for the nation. It is time now to retrospect and reflect on our collective response to the crisis and to reaffirm our commitment to building resilient and just systems that leave no Indian behind. Culminating in India’s 75th Independence day, Charcha2021 promises to be a convening worthy of this milestone.
The/Nudge Forum, with charcha, has been growing into India’s largest development sector platform for bringing together the foremost thinkers, researchers, practitioners, enablers, policymakers, communicators, philanthropists and community leaders to chart out India’s growth. From August 13-15, charcha2021 will host 9 plenary sessions and 11 parallel events covering a broad range of topics in the development sector including health, education, rural development, energy and environment, gender, equal cities, skill development, water and sanitation, philanthropy, resilient societies and collaboration.
The plenary sessions include talks by: Amitabh Kant (NITI Aayog), Dr R S Sharma (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Dr Devi Shetty (Narayana Health), Lakshmi Puri (United Nations), Renu Karnad (HDFC), Amit Chandra (Bain Capital), Ashish Dhawan (Central Square Foundation), Sonam Wangchuk (SECMOL), Prof K VijayRaghavan (Principal Scientific Adviser, GoI), Rohini Nilekani (Rohini Nilakeni Philanthropies), Swati Piramal (Piramal Swasthya), Anu Aga (Thermax), Shaheen Mistri (Teach for India), Prashanth Prakash (Accel, Advisor to Karnataka CM), Meena Ganesh (Portea) etc. India’s foremost bureaucrats, business and community leaders, will be present as panelists and speakers in various sessions of charcha 2021.
“With COVID-19 having wiped away years of our developmental progress in weeks, the ability to reinvent ourselves and rebuild is more critical than ever before. With the development sector grappling with shrinking resources, the way forward requires a coming together of all stakeholders - nonprofits, government, corporates, foundations, academia and philanthropists. Charcha2021 is where we all come together, for India,” said Atul Satija, Founder and CEO of The/Nudge Foundation.
#charcha2021 will witness the coming together of over 100 developmental organizations, public sector entities and 300+ speakers. The free-for-all event is an inclusive platform welcoming all audiences interested in India’s developmental journey, to participate in conversations solving the nation’s most pressing problems. Co-hosts of the event currently include Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; National Skill Development Corporation; Rockefeller Foundation; Piramal Foundation; Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies; Omidyar Network India; Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy; Central Square Foundation; Dalberg and Water Aid .