Join rural women entrepreneurs, the Wheeler Institute, Dharma Life, Pathfinder International, and a network of global partners to identify and discuss challenges faced by rural communities. Some questions we will discuss during this 70-minute virtual discussion include:
- How do we deal with the threat of community transmission where livelihoods take priority?
- How can we enable community owned and community driven approaches in battling the pandemic?
- How can we ensure access to essential non-COVID-19 related health services such as family planning and reproductive health?
- What role does technology play in these efforts?
Hear directly from these changemakers of the We-for-Village Alliance, which connects rural communities and international stakeholders digitally. The Alliance helps vulnerable groups such as women, migrant workers, the elderly, and children with critical information, essential goods, services, and life-altering skills. Over a million people have already benefited from the efforts of the Alliance as it moves from a successful pilot to scale up.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers have invested heavily in driving behaviour change to reduce transmission of the virus and save lives amongst the population. Rural communities are caught in-between the dual pressures of saving lives while sustaining their livelihoods. Often rural communities and their leaders have devised innovative solutions to solve this dilemma.
02 Dec 2020
5 PM IST
12.30 PM CET
11.30 AM GMT
Speakers & Panelists
Country Director, Pathfinder India
Founder, Dharma Life
Mangesh & Suvarna Mane
Dharma Life Entrepreneur / Yuvaa Corps, Maharashtra
Satendra & Anjali Diwakar
Dharma Life Entrepreneur / Yuvaa Corps, Bihar
EVP & MD - India, Xynteo
Professor Rajesh Chandy
London Business School