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|Inaugural Worship||Leaving No one Behind||Most Rev. Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, |
Arch Bishop of Delhi
|Keynote Speech||Leaving No one Behind||Dr. Shashi Tharoor|
|Keynote Speech||Leaving No one Behind||Ms. Farah Naqvi|
|Strengthening Communities||Integrating Families as hubs for Equality of the Sexes|
Sustainable solutions to uplift vulnerable communities
|Mr. Shekhar Mahajan, Sahyog|
Mr. Aashish Beergi, Co Founder & CEO
|Building Youth||Involving Youth in Leadership to attain SDG Goals||Ms. Urvashi Prasad, DMEO, NITI Aayog|
|Transformational Leadership - Women and Men together leading Change||Mr. Shailesh Vaite - Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA)|
|Nurturing Nature||Driving Innovation for Sustainable Alternatives for Climate Change||Mr. Manoj Kohli, Softbank India|
|Green Alternatives – The FIVE R's: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Rot, Recycle”||Dr. Manu Gupta, Vice President, SEEDS|
|Blessings New Board||Fr Saji Yohannan, |
Diocesian Secretary, Indian Orthodox Church
Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto is the serving Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi. He was born in Porvorim Village of Bardez, the Archdiocese of Goa and completed his schooling and seminary studies there. In 1991 he became the Rector of ‘Pratiksha’, Major Seminary, Delhi. Between 1991 - 1994 he Completed M.Th. in Ecumenism at Vidyajyoti. Thereafter between 1994-1998 he went for his Doctorate in Ecumenical Theology at St. Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University (Angelicum), Rome. On his return in 1998 he was appointed Rector of 'Vinay Gurukul' Minor Seminary, Gurgaon. He was appointed Episcopal Vicar in 1999 and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi & Titular Bishop of Cenculiana on January 17, 2001. His Episcopal Ordination was held on 11th March, 2001. He was appointed Bishop of Jalandhar on 24th February 2007 and installed as Bishop of Jalandhar on April 16, 2007. Appointed Archbishop of Delhi on 30th November 2012. Installed as Archbishop of Delhi on 20th January 2013.
An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a third-term Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary General during Kofi Annan's leadership of the organisation.
Farah Naqvi is an Indian writer, consultant and activist. A post-graduate from Columbia University, she works on gender and minority rights from both a justice and development perspective. She was a member of the National Advisory Council. She is a founding member of Nirantar, an NGO working in the field of gender and education; credited with founding the newspaper Khabar Lahariya. She has been a board member at Oxfam India. Farah has also worked in the field of Broadcast Journalism. She co-directed the film The Colour of My Home (2018).
Driven by his dream of bringing a constructive and meaningful change in society, Shekhar Mahajan, conceived the idea of "Sahyog Care for You" in the year 2002. An MSW post graduate, a lawyer by profession, a philanthropist by passion and a social reformer by choice; Shekhar has high aspirations, strong demeanor and yet a soft streak in him. He has strategized and implemented various programmes across India, reached nine states and together with Sahyog team. Sahyog Care made available, urban underutilized material, to far flung rural communities to address their basic needs of education, personal hygiene, sanitation, water conservation and means to livelihood.
He is the founder and CEO of MASH Project Foundation (MASH), an award-winning social enterprise building a global community of young social changemakers and leaders. He is a Scholar from the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Aashish has been a British Council - Global Changemaker, and an Official Indian Delegate to the BRICS Youth Summit, UNESCO Youth Forum, and International Youth Forum. He is a ‘Changemaker' by Ashoka Foundation and participated in Asia Changemakers Exchange Summit held in Singapore in May 2017. He was invited to the UNLEASH Conference held in Singapore in 2018 on the UN SDGs and invited to the UN Youth Climate Summit on the sideline of the UN General Assembly in New York, USA in 2019.
Urvashi Prasad is a Director in the Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog. She has extensive experience in health, nutrition, sanitation, gender and public policy. For five years, Urvashi worked as a Public Policy Specialist in the Office of the Vice Chairman at NITI Aayog. She has been a part of the core team supporting the work of Government of India's Empowered Group 1 for managing the Covid-19 pandemic in India. Urvashi co-authored India’s first Voluntary National Review presented at the United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017. She has over 100 publications to her credit. Urvashi is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network.
Shailesh Vaite is Founder Director of ‘Spectract – A Centre for Social Research and Creative Dialogue’, a Delhi-based social development advisory organisation. In a career spanning 22 years, Shailesh has worked with various social development organisations including Oxfam, PATH Canada, Population Services International, Global Alliance for Tobacco Control and Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, in India and South East Asia. A better part of his career has been devoted to global health policy advocacy and he has been invited as a civil society observer to numerous WHO inter-governmental policy negotiations. He is also a founding member of Headstreams – a non-profit devoted to open learning and sustainable livelihoods.
Manoj Kohli is the Country Head – SoftBank India, SoftBank Group International and is supporting over 20 portfolio companies of SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund such as OLA, OYO, Paytm, Lenskart, Grofers, Snapdeal, WeWork, Delhivery, InMobi, Firstcry, Uber etc in India. He is responsible for addressing the government, regulatory and public policy issues which help these companies to achieve their full business potential. Earlier since 2015, Manoj Kohli was the Executive Chairman of the SB Energy – SoftBank Group which is already developing over 5GW of solar, wind and hybrid projects in the pipeline.
Manu Gupta is building disaster resilient communities across Asia Pacific. He has been at the forefront of championing and advocating for citizen-led initiatives globally for over two decades. He is Co-Founder of SEEDS, an award winning non-profit organisation that enables community resilience through practical solutions in the areas of disaster readiness, response, and rehabilitation. Manu is a Ashoka Fellow, and holds a degree in Urban Planning and a doctorate in community-based disaster management from Kyoto University, Japan.
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Main Branch 11,
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Main Branch 11,
New Delhi- 110001