It's a unique occasion when some of the smartest business leaders in the country come together with the world's leading social entrepreneurs. Because that's when change happens. They discuss critical problems. Ideate. And co-create solutions to scale.
Ashoka's #OneSolution will be one such platform where leaders from business and social impact sectors will discuss the important and urgent need for empathy and collaborative leadership in social change. Together, they will envision a journey where everyone is part of the solution.
Ashoka presents, #OneSolution, a platform that is putting together India's leading social entrepreneurs with dynamic business leaders, to envision the change we need now, as we head into a fast-changing future. The best, most ingenious minds of today, with a proven record of social impact, will discuss, ideate and come up with actionable steps to solve some of our most critical problems. And this year, we collectively tackle the crucial need for empathy as a skill and pushing it to be mainstreamed in discourse and practice among other spheres of influence, especially businesses. The event has no audience, because every individual participates in their capacity as a leader of change! Together, we build a world where Everyone is A Changemaker.
New Delhi DL - 110037
by Bill Drayton, Founder, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
by Mr. Anil Swarup, Former Secretary, GoI, (followed by Q&A)
by Sunish Jauhari, Ashoka India
Ashoka Fellow Vijay Mahajan (Founder BASIX Social Enterprise Group): "Empathy as a core value across banking, finance, foundations, policy research"
Ganesh Natarajan, (Chairman 5F World & Social Venture Partners India): "From finance to manufacturing, how inclusion is key"
Ashoka Fellow Shanti Raghavan (Founder Enable India)
Sanjay Mittal, (CEO Living Habitats Pvt. Ltd): "Empathy in construction: towards environment & the construction worker"
AP Singh, (CEO India Post Technology Centre): “Your worker as the key to building relationships: The revival story of IndiaPost”
Ashoka Fellow Hasina Kharbhih, (Founder & CEO Impulse Enterprises): “Building empathy among key institutions towards victims of trafficking”
Followed by Wildcard session, Wrap up with Insights
Ashoka Fellow Anshu Gupta (Founder Goonj) on “Tackling disasters with empathy”
Ashoka Fellow Dr Akkai Padmashali (Founder Ondede) on “Building relationship between law-makers and LGBTQ+ communities towards empathetic policies”
Panel led by Meera K (Founder Citizen Matters), Meenakshi Batra (Director CAF), Shireen Vakil (Tata Trusts), Ved Arya (Founder Srijan)
with Gowri Ishwaran (CEO, tGELF), Ashoka Fellow Ashok Khosla (Founder Development Alternatives Group), Ashoka Fellow Sonam Wangchuk (Founding-director Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh)
by Vishnu Swaminathan, (Leadership Group Member, Ashoka)
by Ashoka Fellow Anshul Tewari (Founder, Youth ki Awaaz)
by Actor/Director, Nandita Das
by Sunish Jauhari, India Leader, Ashoka
by artist Danish Husain, Hoshruba Repertory
by Ashoka Fellow Anshul Tewari
by Rameez Alam & Trina Talukdar, Venture and Fellowship Ashoka
by Ashoka Fellows Deep Jyoti Sonu Brahma, Saurav Kumar Ghosh, Priya Agrawal & Kuldeep Dantewadia
Session A: "Scaling work with technology" - session anchored by Anand Arkalgud (Founder, Socion), co-led by Ashoka Fellow Arjun Venkataraman (Founder Mojo Lab), and joined by Sahana Jose (Societal Platform, Nilekahni Philanthropies) & Sanjay Podder (Managing Director, Accenture Tech Labs)
Session B: "Amplification of work - transforming the sector using media as allies" - by Ashoka Fellows Hasina Kharbhih & Gangadhar Patil (Founder, 101 Reporters)
by Manoj Chandran (CEO, White Swan Foundation)
A session by three funders pitching to Ashoka Fellows - sharing their high-level strategy and pen-profile of Ashoka Fellow partners they would like to work with - Participants: Pooja, Tata Trusts; Hanumant Rawat, AIF
by Sunish Jauhari, India Leader Ashoka
Abu Naser Khan
A skillful coalition builder, Abu Naser Khan is engaging social and intellectual leaders in developing new forms of citizen engagement to halt environmental degradation.
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To ensure students from low-income households have realistic access to higher education, Akshay Saxena is creating an affordable alternative to the expensive tuition classes that currently serve...
Amol Goje is enabling rural communities in India to participate effectively in the new economy, driven by computers and rapid information exchange. By educating and equipping rural producers with...
In order to spread consumer awareness to rural areas, Anant Sharma plans to train and create a network of 1,000 local consumer consultants/activists in the villages and small towns of Rajasthan...
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Ashoka would like to thank the following partners for their generous support.