ADVOCACY

Creating awareness

Generating engagement

Encouraging action

Sustaining the momentum

2021

The Great Divide - Bridging inequality across spectrums

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Development that Dismembers

"Dismember" is the act of cutting off limbs of something. The session laid the foundation for the upcoming days of the Conclave.

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Discussed IPR in modern day India, the issue of acquiring costs, and the enforcement of such laws in an era that rewards innovation and originality.

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four walls with tomorrow inside

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Walks with us through the Indian Education today - the economics of literacy and social commentary on its improvement.

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climate and inequality

Continuing with our last years theme, this session established terms such as climate poverty and climate change-induced inequality.

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how so easy when it's bizznizz?

Discussing the Ease of Doing Business Index itself, owing to the difference in economic standings and human capital structures within and between countries.

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for the union makes us strong

What constitutes the informal sector? Can the Employ Benefit Fund be converted into an insurance scheme? Or are both equally indispensable? If so, why is EMF given more importance? All such concerns and more to propagate stronger labor unions and efficient labor structure.

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moved by force

Tracing displacement, a sociological phenomenon, compelling us to rethink whether policies should aim at reducing such movement or is it essential to support growth of the economy. 

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It's a disaster!

Join us to tackle increasing households debts and recovery in the context of natural disasters. The session shall throw light on disaster alleviation aids, unequal care to the victims and the bridge uplifting all through it.

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final commentary

On inequality within the economy and building blocks of it - capital, labor and land - as the conclave closes with advocating for an equal world where inequalities need attention and demand explanation.

OUR SPEAKERS

Development that Dismembers

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for the union makes us strong!

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Professor at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, pioneer economist in the institutionalizing of Gender Budgeting in India, a revered columnist with leading news agencies and has worked with numerous international agencies on short stints.

Lekha Chakraborty

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Assistant Professor at Lancaster University, consulted international organizations like the World Bank, UNCTAD, and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East-Asia (ERIA)

Pavel Chakraborty

climate and inequality

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Founder of LedBy Foundation, Former Consultant of Young Professional Program at NITI Aayog; MPP, Harvard Kennedy School and a recipient of the Public Service Fellowship.

Ruha Shadab

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Professor at Institute of Economic Growth, Author, Former Director General at NILERD, GoI

Arup Mitra

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Joint Director, Directorate General of Employment at Ministry of Labor and Employment, Employment & National Career Service Policy Specialist

Aquib Javed

FOUR WALLS WITH TOMORROW INSIDE

Combating the existential threats of climate change in India

– A pathway towards sustainable development

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Child environmentalist and activist, TED speaker, and has addressed world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in  2019. 

Licipriya Kangujam

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With over 30 years of public service and policy experience as an IAS officer, undertaken key assignments in the finance ministry, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and as a multilateral interlocutor in G20 deliberations

Alok Sheel

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An IIM and Harvard Business School alumni, currently the Managing Partner at ECube Investment Advisors

Harish HV

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Current Vice President, Human Resources at Reliance Jio; previosuly held positions at Tata Motors, Nicholas Piramal, Reliance Retail and Anthelio.

Harjeet Khanduja

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moved by force

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Padma Bhushan recipient, British economist, former labour politician, Member of House of Lords of UK

Meghnad Desai

final commentary

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Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta

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Professor at Temple University and Visiting Fellow at University of Pennsylvania. Author of 'The Other One Percent: Indians in America', winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Title Award.

Sanjoy Chakravorty

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A TED speaker, TED Research Manager and an Economic Sociologist doctoral student at Princeton, previous field work includes engagement with rural communities.

Diana Enriquez

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Dean of Habitat Studies School at TISS Mumbai

Prof. Amita Bhide

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Professor of Economics at Boston University, previously taught at Stanford University and the Indian Statistical Institute. He is Lead Academic of the IGC India Central Program and serves on the editorial board of Ideas For India.

Dilip Mookherjee

2020

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YOUTH ACTIVISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE

A call to attention to pollution in Delhi, climate poverty and the role of transport sector in the climate crisis. The session also emphasized on climate related provisions in election manifestos.

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EJCON INNOVATOR I

A look at alternatives to plastic and how e-commerce companies are adding to nature's vows. A contrary opinion on organic waste and an entrepreneurial perspective on climate change.

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EJCON INNOVATOR II

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An innovation aimed at recycling ocean waste and plastic by making a device in the form of a livable ship.

Climate change and its impact on farmer suicides and the Agrarian Crisis

An in-depth discussion of changing weather patterns, soil erosion, insufficient irrigation facilities and expensive sustainable agricultural solutions that add to farmers' distress, in the context of the Green Revolution.

Green Capitalism - Can Economic Development and Environmental Protectionism go hand in hand?

Highlighting the debate between developing and developed countries, the panel emphasized on the need for a change in consumerism and lifestyle along with private sector engagement.

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climate change and gender justice in rural India

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The session discussed the disproportionate impact that climate change is having on rural India and how women in particular are more susceptible to its consequences.

OUR SPEAKERS

EJCON INNOVATOR I

EJCON INNOVATOR II

climate change and gender justice

YOUTH ACTIVISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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The ‘Greta Thunberg of India’, she is a UN awarded climate activist featured by CNN, The Guardian and Global Citizen .

Riddhima Pandey

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Youngest TedX speaker and designer of ERVIS, a technology that will ensure all plastic is removed from various water bodies.

Haaziq Kazi

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Founder of Pappco Greenware, a company that has helped in decreasing single use plastic in India. Today, hiis company supplies its products to brands such as Curefit, Socials, The Bombay Canteen, Marriott Hotels and Taj Hotels.

Abhishek Agrawal

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Political scientist, Senior Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, served as a political editor for The Sunday Guardian newspaper and principal correspondent for The Indian Express covering politics.

Kota Neelima

Green Capitalism - Can Economic Development and Environmental Protectionism go hand in hand?

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Founder of the NGO Mumbai Sustainability Centre

Rishi Agarwal

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General Manager- Environment and Sustainability at Mumbai International Airport Ltd

Shailendra Joshi

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Founder and CEO of ‘BuzzOnEarth’ an online publication whose primary goal is to accelerate sustainable development through collective wisdom. She was selected among the top 2019 sustainability leaders by the Swedish Trade Council.

Gayatri Chauhan

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Founder of the NGO Awaaz Foundation and Convenor of the Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA)

Sumaira Abdulali

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Founder of Beach Please - has managed to clean more than 3800 tonnes of garbage through beach cleans ups in 125 weeks, awarded by Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and felicitated by the UN environmentalists.

Malhar Kalambe

Climate change and its impact on farmer suicides and the Agrarian Crisis

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Senior Correspondent at Down To Earth, Indo-German Media Ambassador 2018, EJN fellow

Jitendra Choubey

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Multi award winning environmental journalist including the IHCAP CMS Environment Journalist Award 2019

Nidhi Jamwal

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With 14 years of experience, currently associated with Fasal- an agtech platform which provides climate-smart data-driven precision agriculture solutions.

Umesh Bhosale

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Journalist, editor and researcher, his documentary “The War of Steel” based on the proposed Posco steel plant project in Odisha got screened at the 13th Seoul International New Media Festival.

Basudev Mahapatra

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Director of the Disaster Management and Climate Change Department at Shoolini University, publisher of 37 international and national papers on disaster management and government policy.

Dr. Ashutosh Mohanty