ISPP Policy Hackathon 2022

#HackTheGap
Policy Hackathon on “Gender”
ISPP Policy Hackathon 2022

June 11, 2022 | 10 AM – 6 PM | ISPP Campus, New Delhi
(Hybrid Participation)

Entries close on June 10, 2 PM.

“Gender equality is more than a moral issue; it is a vital economic issue. For the global economy to reach its potential, we need to create conditions in which all women can reach their potential.”

As per the 2011 census, women constitute around 48.5% of the total Indian population but constitute only 14.4% of elected representatives of the Parliament. This raises serious concerns about the disenfranchisement of women from public life and from policy-making. Simultaneously, there exist deep concerns about the systemic inequalities that Indian women have to face on a daily basis. For instance, 27.3% of the women between the ages of 20-24 were married or in a union before the age of 18 raising serious concerns about child rights. Addressing these deeply rooted issues is critical for India to truly enjoy inclusive growth. After all, a 2015 Mckinsey Global report found that India could boost its GDP by 16-60% by 2025 if it brought female labour force participation at par with men.

ISPP Policy Hackathon is inviting individuals to work on problem statements and present their solutions in front of an eminent jury panel. While the participants can register individually, the shortlisted finalists will be grouped into different teams on the day of the event. The teams can present their ideas in the form of a poster/PowerPoint presentation/poem/songs/skit – whichever form they think communicates their solution best.

Some questions the teams may consider (Think on and beyond)

  • Do we think enough about women and their needs while we budget- be it in the household or in companies?
  • Has laws such as maternity benefits and POSH discouraged companies from hiring women?
  • How can we encourage companies to create more gender-favoured work policies?
  • What kind of policy interventions will help in reducing the dropout rate of a girl child?
  • What are the ways to bring women back into the workforce post-pandemic?
  • How can we design policies to create better access to housing and health for women?
  • How can we bridge the wage gap?

How to apply?

Step 1: Make a 2-minute video presentation
Step 2: Upload the video on the link in the registration form

What happens after they register?

  • Once they register, their entry will be assessed based on the clarity, communication, and innovation showcased in the video submission.
  • As soon as they submit, they will get a surprise reward.
  • Shortlisted finalists will be taken to the next round.
  • While they have to participate individually, they will be grouped into different teams
  • on the day of the grand finale. (In-person participation is encouraged as it will give them a feel of the competition.)
  • The teams will have 3 hours to identify and analyse the policy issue and work on a solution.
  • On completion of 3 hours, the teams will appear before the jury for a presentation that starts at 2:00 pm.
  • Teams will begin their 10-minute presentation to the judges followed by Q&A from the jury for another ten minutes.

It’s a great opportunity for participants to ideate, and find solutions to impending policy issues to hack the gender gap and network.

Best wishes
Team ISPP

Policy Commons: Development of Land Markets and Assets in India

An eminent panel discussed the development of land markets and assets in India, providing samaj, sarkar, and bazaar perspectives. The audience engaged with the panellists over questions about rural-urban land issues, state, and central land policies, and land monetization. The dialogue series was hosted in collaboration with the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies.

Panellists

  1. Ambrish Mehta, Trustee and Activist of Action Research in Community Health and Development, Gujarat
  2. Dr. KP Krishnan, Honorary Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research
  3. Anuj Jain, Partner-Deal Advisory Team, KPMG
  4. Dr. Nimai Mehta, Senior Professorial Lecturer, American University, Washington DC

April 23, 2022 | Zoom Event

Policy Commons: Indian Business and Banking Reforms

Banking professionals tuned in as noted panellists came together to discuss Indian business and banking reforms in the Policy Commons series. The Indian School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies brought together representatives from samaj, sarkar, and bazaar.

Panellists

  1. Sanjeev Pandey, Deputy General Manager (NCLT & Policy) at Stressed Asset Resolution Group, State Bank of India
  2. Sunil Mehta, Non-Executive Chairman, YES Bank Limited & Chairman & Managing Director, SPM Capital Advisers Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Dr. Susan Thomas, Research Professor of Business, Jindal Global Business School
  4. Abizer Diwanji, Partner & Head-Financial Services, Ernst & Young

April 16, 2022 | Zoom Event

Policy Commons: Indian Policy Reforms in the 21st Century

The Indian School of Public Policy hosted Policy Commons, a dialogue series in collaboration with the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. The first in the ISPP Policy Commons series saw an eminent panel representing the civil society, state, and market discuss the Indian policy reforms in the 21st Century.

Panellists

  1. Gautam Chikermane, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation
  2. Hemang Jani, Secretary, Capacity Building Commission
  3. Shailesh Pathak, Former CEO, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects
  4. Dr. Aruna Sharma, Practitioner Development Economist

April 9, 2022 | Zoom Event

How did policy impact our pandemic response?

The pandemic raised a lot of questions on India’s health infrastructure. While there is public anger, followed by recriminations and explanations, do you really know – How are policies implemented? How do these policies affect you? How is health policy framed, and by whom? Join SVP India’s Learning Session, in partnership with ISPP, to get the answers to these questions!

Our panelists for this discussion are:-

  1. Luis Miranda: Co-Founder and Chairman, Indian School of Public Policy,
    Partner SVP Mumbai
  2. Professor Shruti Rajgopalan: Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & Visiting Faculty, ISPP
  3. Himanshu Burad : Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultant, Covid War Room, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare International Innovation Corps Fellow, ISPP Alumni

Register now: https://bit.ly/2SrmsYb
Date: 17th June, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM IST
Location: This is an online event and will be hosted on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the link to the zoom session before the event.

ISPP Policy Commons, “Financing Post Pandemic Development in India”

The Indian School of Public Policy is excited to announce the next edition of our dialogue series with the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies.
The upcoming session of the ISPP Policy Commons, “Financing Post Pandemic Development in India” will bring together eminent speakers from the civil society, state, and market to discuss the road to recovery, and India’s growth and development in the coming months.
The speakers for the session are :

  1. Renana Jhabvala – National Coordinator of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India, Chair of SEWA Bharat and Chair of the WIEGO board, Member of UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Womens Economic Empowerment.
  2. Samit Ghosh – Founder and Former CEO of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited
  3. Sujoy Bose – Managing Director & CEO of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund of India.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Economist and Dean, Indian School of Public Policy

Register for Free: https://bit.ly/350npcy
Date: 13th June, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM IST
Location: This is an online event and will be hosted on Zoom.

Open House with the Dean

Prospective scholars are invited to our virtual open house with Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, founding Dean at ISPP.
The session will address the admissions process, questions about academics at ISPP, and the opportunities that make the curriculum unique. The session is an opportunity to get queries addressed directly by the Dean, and get an exclusive glimpse into the programme.
Our last round of admissions for the Class of 2021-2022 closes on June 15th.
We look forward to having you at the event!
Register for free: https://bit.ly/3hP3ZyU
Date: Saturday 29th May, 2021
Time: 4-5 PM IST
Venue: This session will be held on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the zoom link prior to the session.

Ask Us Anything: Live Session with the ISPP Team

Join us to interact with the ISPP team in our “Ask Us Anything” session this Saturday. The ISPP team will be answering your questions regarding admissions, the curriculum, placements and more. The final admissions deadline is the 15th of June.

We look forward to having you at the event!

Register for free: https://bit.ly/3byEOg3
Date: Saturday, 22nd May 2021
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM IST
Venue: This session will be held on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the zoom link prior to the session.

ISPP Policy Relay : How to build a career in Public Policy

Join us for our upcoming session of the ISPP Policy Relay, on “Building a Career in Public Policy “. The session will feature a panel of eminent policy professionals sharing their insights, thoughts, and advice for young policy enthusiasts.

The speakers for this session are:
Gautham Ravichander – Head of Policy Initiatives, eGovernments Foundation
Shireen Vakil – Head of Safety Policy – India & South Asia, Facebook
Bhuvana Anand – Founder Director, Trayas
Alasdair Roberts – Director, School of Public Policy
Remya Lakshmanan – Sr. Assistant Vice President, Invest India

We look forward to having you at the event!

Register for free: https://bit.ly/3eB5cIl
Date: Sunday, 16th May 2021
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM IST
Venue: This session will be held on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the zoom link prior to the session.

ISPP Policy Relay: Health Systems and Vaccines During the Pandemic

Join us for our upcoming session of the ISPP Policy Relay, with Amrita Agarwal on “”Health Systems and Vaccines During the Pandemic””. Amrita Agarwal is experienced across private sector and the policy space. She was with Bain & Company India Pvt. Ltd. for 9 years, working in domains like health, tech services, financial services, infrastructure and private equity. Most recently, she was leading the health system design at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) where she scaled up a portfolio of investments on structural reforms in the healthcare sector of India while working closely with national, state governments, international institutions and the private sector.
We look forward to having you at the event!
Date: Saturday, 8th May 2021
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM IST
Register for free: https://bit.ly/3e9wncQ
Venue: This session will be held on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the zoom link prior to the session.