Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit 2020

October 1, 2020 Virtual

SESSION 1  The India Perspective

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7:30 pm to 10 pm IST (10 am to 12:30 pm EDT)

 

AGENDA (All times in IST)

7:30 pm to 7:35 pm   Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director, Indiaspora

7:35 pm to 8:05 pm   Panel 1: Indian Philanthropy’s Transformative Moment

How philanthropy needs to change, and the road ahead

8:05 pm to 8:10 pm   Safar: A Tribute to Migrant Workers

8:10 pm to 8:45 pm   Panel 2: From Providing Relief to Building Resilience

Medium and long term challenges of migrant workers

8:45 pm to 8:55 pm   Music by Grammy Award Winning Composer Ricky Kej

8:55 pm to 9:30 pm   Panel 3: Sustaining Small Nonprofits in the Era of COVID-19

Does the pandemic disproportionately impact small NGOs?

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm   Keynote Address

My Philanthropy Journey and the Road Ahead

Romesh Wadhwani, Founder, Wadhwani Foundation

10:00 pm – 10:05 pm   Closing Remarks

Ashish Shah, Community Relations Director, Indiaspora

 

SESSION 2  The U.S. Perspective

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7:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT (4:30pm to 7pm PDT)

 

AGENDA (All times in U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)

7:30 pm to 7:35 pm   Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director, Indiaspora

Mary Millben, Award-Winning Actress/Singer

7:35 pm to 7:50 pm   “The Invisible Indian” Report Launch

Shining a spotlight on the underprivileged Indian diaspora in the U.S.

Devesh Kapur, Director of Asia Programs and Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

7:50 pm to 8:20 pm   Panel 1: Our experiences define our giving journey

Powerful Diaspora Giving Examples

8:20 pm to 8:30 pm   Capturing the Global Diaspora by Preston Merchant

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Panel 2: Philanthropy’s Watershed Moment

How can the philanthropic ecosystem adapt for greater impact in this urgent time?

    • Sumir Chadha, Co-founder and Managing Director, WestBridge Capital Partners
    • Stephanie Gillis, Director, Impact Driven Philanthropy Initiative, Raikes Foundation; Senior Advisor of Philanthropy, Giving Compass
    • Ankur Vora, Chief Strategy Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Sri Rajan, Partner, Bain & Company (moderator)

9:00 pm to 9:15 pm   India Philanthropy Alliance 

Engaging the Youth in Philanthropy

    • Mona Shah (moderator)
    • Essay Competition Winners

9:15 pm to 9:45 pm   Panel 3: Socially Responsible Investing

Enhanced Focus on Impact Investing & Building Philanthropic Partnerships

9:45 pm to 10:00 pm   Keynote address

Vidya Shah, Chairperson and CEO, EdelGive Foundation

In Search of our True Norths: My Three Critical Lessons as a Philanthropist

10:00 pm to 10:05 pm   Closing Remarks

Ashish Shah, Community Relations Director, Indiaspora