The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India.

Join us as we bring together female entrepreneurs from rural India with technologists from Accenture and Amazon to discuss how the pandemic has helped democratise access to state-of-the-art digital learning experiences

In this roundtable we will explore how virtual learning experiences can empower women to address challenges, such as:

  • Education
  • Livelihoods
  • Social and psychological barriers to equity

The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India.

Mar 9, 2021

9:00 AM CET
08:00 AM GMT
1:30 PM IST

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Speakers & Panelists

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Daniel Sinnathamby

Country Director, Pathfinder India

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Gaurav Mehta

Founder, Dharma Life

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Mangesh & Suvarna Mane

Dharma Life Entrepreneur/ Yuvaa Corps, Maharashtra

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Satendra & Anjali Diwakar

Dharma Life Entrepreneur/ Yuvaa Corps, Bihar

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Subhashini Chandran

EVP & MD - India, Xynteo

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Professor Rajesh Chandy

London Business School

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Urvashi Prasad

Senior Public Policy Specialist, NITI Aayog

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Vainateya Gavai

Cofounder, Siriti

Past Events

Rural Health
Services during
COVID-19

Priorities & Possibilities

Rural Health Services during COVID-19

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.

02 Dec 2020
5 PM IST
12.30 PM CET
11.30 AM GMT

When a woman realises
her potential, she
lifts everyone around her.

Introducing the Jaya Alliance for women’s livelihoods

Women’s workforce participation in India is one of the lowest in the world. 3 in 4 women in the country don't get an opportunity towards sustained livelihood. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make this already dire situation worse – not only in India, but beyond.

30 Sept 2020
5 PM IST
1.30 PM CEST
12.30 PM BST

Confronting the
New Normal

In response to the COVID-19

Confronting the
New Normal

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, India initially went into a country-wide lockdown. Even as the lockdown eases, the situation remains dire for many among the less privileged, who are struggling with an uncertain new reality.

30 Sept 2020
5 PM IST
1.30 PM CEST
12.30 PM BST

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

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Speakers & Panelists

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Daniel Sinnathamby

Country Director, Pathfinder India

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Gaurav Mehta

Founder, Dharma Life

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Mangesh & Suvarna Mane

Dharma Life Entrepreneur/ Yuvaa Corps, Maharashtra

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Satendra & Anjali Diwakar

Dharma Life Entrepreneur/ Yuvaa Corps, Bihar

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Subhashini Chandran

EVP & MD - India, Xynteo

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Professor Rajesh Chandy

London Business School

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Urvashi Prasad

Senior Public Policy Specialist, NITI Aayog

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Vainateya Gavai

Cofounder, Siriti

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of U.N. Women predicts that : “The coronavirus pandemic will widen the poverty gap between women and men, pushing 47 million more women and girls into impoverished lives by next year undoing progress made in recent decades.“ Join us for the second in the Voice-of-the-Village roundtable series, in which we will launch the Jaya Alliance for livelihood opportunities among rural women. Some of the urgent questions we will discuss in this 60-70 minute virtual roundtable are:

  • What are the barriers for women joining the workforce, and remaining in it?
  • What lessons can we learn from successful women leaders?
  • How does Covid-19 impact this situation?
  • How can technology be used to improve education, remote work, safety, and livelihoods opportunities more generally?
  • How can external entities help?

The Jaya Alliance helps rural women realise their potential by engaging in fulfilling livelihood opportunities. It connects stakeholders such as skilling institutions, the government, employers and the rural community through a digital platform to provide counselling, training, and support for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Because when a woman realises her potential, she lifts everyone around her.

Women’s workforce participation in India is one of the lowest in the world. Three in four women in the country do not get an opportunity towards sustained livelihood and economic empowerment. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make this already dire situation worse – not only in India, but beyond.

30 Sept 2020

5 PM IST
1.30 PM CEST
12.30 PM BST

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Speakers & Panelists

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Diva Dhar

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Gaurav Mehta

Founder, Dharma Life

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Jessie Coates

EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader

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Katja Freiwald

UN Women

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Neerja Kukshal

DLE (Uttarakhand)

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Anita Devi

DLE (Jharkhand)

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Bindu Devi

DLE (Uttar Pradesh)

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Pradeep Nair

Director, Ford Foundation

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Professor Rajesh Chandy

London Business School

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Sohan Shah

Cofounder, Siriti

Be part of the conversations that create solutions and join Dharma Life’s rural women entrepreneurs and a network of global partners to identify and discuss the challenges faced by rural communities. Some of the urgent questions we will discuss in this 60-70 minute virtual roundtable are:

  • What are the crucial needs of these communities?
  • How are they evolving?
  • What lessons can we learn from those who are confronting and responding to this new reality?
  • How can external entities help?
  • How can technology help?

Hear directly from the 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 and 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, India initially went into a country-wide lockdown. Even as the lockdown eases, the situation remains dire for many among the less privileged, who are struggling with an uncertain new reality.

23 Sept 2020

5 PM IST
1.30 PM CEST
12.30 PM BST

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Speakers & Panelists

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Andreas R. Kirchschläger

CEO, elea Foundation

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Barbara Müller

BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

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Clive Allison

Global Director, Unilever

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Gaurav Mehta

Founder, Dharma Life

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Manju Kanwar

DLE, Sultana (Rajasthan)

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Professor Rajesh Chandy

London Business School

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Rohini Shirke

DLE, Adulpeth (Maharashtra)

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Vainateya Gavai

Cofounder, Siriti

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Yasmin Parvin

DLE, Pater (Uttar Pradesh)

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