Careers in the Social Sector

The Indian School of Public Policy is organising a webinar with Luis Miranda, Co-founder and Chairman, Indian School of Public Policy and Neera Nundy, Co-founder and partner at Dasra on the 5th of June from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on “Careers in the Social Sector”

Speaker Bios:

Neera Nundy: Neera leads Dasra’s ecosystem-building initiatives in the areas of Adolescents, Urban Sanitation, and Democracy & Governance and facilitates collaborative platforms by engaging donors, non-profits, government and other stakeholders. In 2016, she initiated the Dasra Adolescents Collaborative, an impact-driven platform that has united institutional funders, technical experts, government stakeholders from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and several social organizations to focus on four key outcomes for adolescent empowerment.

She initiated and led the launch of the Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program with Harvard Business Publishing, a first-of-its-kind executive education program for social sector leaders in India. Internally, she has supported the analysis of over 70 Dasra sector reports on education, health and livelihoods, enabling over USD 44 million in funding for hundreds of social enterprises.

Neera holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and is an Indian Leadership Fellow with Anantha-Aspen Institute. She is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Medallion for her dedication to addressing India’s critical development challenges, and the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the Crossover Leaders.

Luis Miranda: Luis is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Indian School of Public POlicy. He started IDFC Private Equity and was earlier a part of the start-up team of HDFC Bank. Luis has invested in and has been on the boards of companies like GMR Infrastructure, L&T Infrastructure, Delhi International Airport, Gujarat Pipavav Port, Gujarat State Petronet, and Manipal Global Education. He is Chairman of CORO and Centre for Civil Society and Managing Trustee for Collective Good Foundation. Other organisations include Take Charge, 17000 Ft Foundation, SNEHA, Sunbird Trust, Operation ASHA and Educate Girls. Luis graduated with an MBA from Chicago Booth and is a Chartered Accountant.

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Life After a MPP

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) in collaboration with the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago is organizing a webinar with Arpit Chaturvedi, Academic Coordinator at the Indian School of Public Policy, Cornell University and Madhavika Bajoria, Nutrition Integration Manager at Sight and Life,Columbia University, Class of 2016

Session Brief: The session will touch upon the following topics:

  1. Doubts and anxieties before an MPP
  2. MPP VS MBA decision dilemmas – how to navigate through them
  3. How to make the best do your MPP program – how to use your time effectively there
  4. How to build effective networks while in an MPP program
  5. What opportunities does an MPP program open for you

Date – 2nd June , 2020
Time – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Speaker Bio:

Arpit Chaturvedi: Arpit Chaturvedi is the Co-founder and CEO of Global Policy Insights and is currently the Academic Coordinator at the Indian School of Public Policy. He was also a lecturer at the San Francisco State University where he taught Comparative Perspectives in Public Service to graduate students.

A graduate of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Arpit holds an MPA degree (phi alpha alpha) with a focus on Governance, Politics, and Policy Studies. He was also the first non-US citizen to hold the position of the Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review. He is the author of the book “Our Egalitarian Universe?” and has been the editor of “Not Without her: Communal Harmony” – a monograph printed by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Government of India, with essays from the top civil servants of the country. He has published articles in various prestigious journals on the themes of democracy, governance, systems thinking, game theory, history and politics.

Madhavika Bajoria: Madhavika (Maddy) Bajoria is the Nutrition Integration Manager at Sight and Life, bringing significant experience in multi-sectoral partnerships, program management and advocacy to advance knowledge and implementation in nutrition. She has been driving the organization’s market-shaping work for prenatal multiple micronutrient supplements in South Africa, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Madagascar and has also supported the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to gain multi-stakeholder buy-in for the implementation of large-scale staple food fortification across the country. In her current role, she has led the creation of India’s first ever platform to engage private sector, IMPAct4Nutrition, in the government’s National Nutrition Mission, along with UNICEF, Tata Trusts and other key partners.

Driven by Sight and Life’s commitment to science-based innovation in product development and delivery, she has documented the organization’s work in family food models for Sizanani Mzanzi, a social business in South Africa and the cost-effective continuous blending model for large-scale rice fortification in India. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Columbia University and has previously worked with J-PAL, CARE and the ILO on policy and programmatic assessments in a variety of sectors.

Please use the registration link below to sign up for the event. The zoom link will be shared with you shortly.

The Politics of a Pandemic: Dissecting the Government’s Response to a Crisis

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) is organizing a policy webinar by Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London; and Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi on “The Politics of a Pandemic: Dissecting the Government’s Response to a Crisis”. Registration is FREE of cost. However, we have limited seats. Therefore, pre-registration is mandatory.

About the Speaker: Sanjaya Baru is Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London; and Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was Media Advisor and Principal Speechwriter to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2004-08. Dr. Baru has also been Chief Editor, Business Standard and Financial Express; Editorial Page Editor, The Times of India; and Associate Editor, The Economic Times. Earlier, he has taught at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Institute of South Asian Studies in Singapore, as well as at the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations.

He is presently on the Governing Board of Centre for Policy Research, Bharat Yuva Shakti Trust and India Habitat Centre. He is a prolific author with books like Strategic Consequences of India’s Economic Performance (Routledge, 2006), The Political Economy of Indian Sugar (Oxford University Press, 1990) and most recently, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh (Penguin/Viking, 2014) to his name.

Date: 16 May, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/2WiR0KP

Making things happen in the Government

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) is organizing a policy webinar by Anil Swarup, Retired Indian Administrative Service officer of Uttar Pradesh,1981 batch, Founder, Chairman, Nexus of Good, Former Secretary, School Education (2016-2018) & Coal (2014-2016), Govt of India on “Making things happen in the Government”. Registration is FREE of cost. However, we have limited seats. Therefore, pre-registration is mandatory.


About the Speaker: Anil Swarup is the author of “Not Just A Civil Servant” and is an experienced public servant with a demonstrated history of working in the Coal and School Education sectors. He reformed the Coal Sector that led to a transparent auction of natural resources and an unprecedented increase in Coal production. Fostered public-private partnerships to improve the quality of school education by involving NGOs. He is also responsible for having formulated and administered one of the largest social sector health insurance scheme for more than 30 million poor in the country.

Date: 9 May, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/2zUOYb1

This event is exclusively online. The link for attending the webinar will be shared with you 1 day before the event.

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