Beyond the Binary
Successes in Failures and Failures in Successes
I/F 2022 Agenda
9:30am – 10:00 am
10:00am – 11:00am
#1: The Decade of the Bold: Failures in Philanthropy
Speakers: Rohini Nilekani, Philanthropist | Carol Gribnau, DOEN Foundation
Moderated by: Harish Hande, SELCO Foundation
Many would believe that philanthropies are at the top of the food chain in the development sector. Some of the critical junctures in history, from independence movements, critical innovation pathways, all have been driven by philanthropic monies. How do we look back at the journey of philanthropies and learn so that we move forward into the most critical decade for us as humanity- to work together in solidarity and be BOLDER in thought and action.
11:30am – 12:30pm
#2: Finding New Momentum: Innovations, Enterprise and Investment Ecosystem
Speakers: Chintan Vaishnav, AIM | Gerry Higgins, SEWF |
Victoria Sabula, AECF | Elena Casolari, OPES Fund
Moderated by: Manoj Kumar, Social Alpha
In the past decade, thought processes in the innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment ecosystem have developed significantly. But with the looming threat of climate change, and growing inequality impacting our social sustainability; how can we reflect and learn to create an ecosystem that is inclusive and impactful.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
#3: Cracking the Toughest Nut: Beyond the Binary in Public Policy
Speakers: Usha Thorat, Ret. Deputy Governor, RBI | S M Vijayanand (IAS), Ret. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala | Anjal Prakash, ISB | Shri Ram Kumar S (IAS), Govt of Meghalaya
Moderated by: Prof MS Sriram, IIMB
Policies can create a lasting positive change, and is often seen as the end goal in order to achieve scale. A positive reflection on key policies, their design and implementation; can also potentially result in other developmental stakeholders strategizing better for aligning, leveraging and advocating for change. This session will explore, through examples, if we are learning enough from past and current policy implementation, to design for a complex future with growing challenges of inequality and climate change.
3pm to 4:30pm
Workshop: Creating Organisations that Fail Forward
Arvind Lodaya and Prof Sourav Mukherji, IIMB
Societal Change is complex, and program and interventions often operate amongst many moving parts. To be able to navigate this complexity, organisations need to nurture leadership that is open to taking risks and dissecting their successes and failures. What are some of the best ways in which that can be achieved?
Failures are bound to happen, when we work on complex, dynamic, mutating social problems. Resilient and trusted systems are not systems that don’t break; rather they are systems that function under failure. Through discussions with eminent panelists and experience sharing with others in the ecosystem, the session will answer questions such asHow do failures look at scale, how should we proactively design for them, and how to stay operational despite the failures
Individual Journeys: Entrepreneurs
Social Alpha and NSRCEL
Many say that failing is part of the entrepreneurship journey, but can often result in impacting the vision, mission, growth of the enterprise. Meet 5 entrepreneurs and learn from their failure journeys.
Failures in COVID-19 Pandemic- What’s Next for Us?
Bharthiya Vikas Trust
COVID-19 was a huge catastrophe at an unimaginable scale. But the planning and implementation failures during relief efforts added a huge cost both in terms of life lost, and collapse of societal and health systems. The session will reflect on some of the COVID Relief Efforts in India and key lessons from them- can we emerge stronger?
Partner Learning Session (invite only)
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Fire Side Chat
Nithin Kamath, Zerodha and Sameer Shisodia, Rainmatter Foundation
Moderated by: Sandeep Singh, Resident Editor, The Indian Express