Livelihoods India Summit 2019

12-13 December, New Delhi

About Livelihoods India

Livelihoods India was initiated in 2010 as a national level initiative to bring together diverse stakeholders on a single platform to discuss critical issues that impede and afflict the livelihoods of the poor. ACCESS Development Services set up this platform in order to understand and assess the key issues and challenges that the poor face in sustaining their livelihoods and microenterprises and also to craft a vision and strategy for moving them from subsistence to sustainable levels.
Since then, the platform has evolved significantly and has emerged as an …

Speakers at Livelihoods India Summit 2019

Clement Chauvet

Chief, Skill and Business Development


Vipin Sharma


Access Development Services

Anshu Bhartia


UnLtd India

Vijayalakshmi Das


FWWB India

D. Paul Schuilwerve

CEO & Country Head India


Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala



Dr. Ramesh Chand


NITI Aayog

S. Sivakumar

Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses

ITC Limited India

Michael T. Clark

Senior Coordinator of the Government and Policy Unit

FAO Economic and Social Development Department

Girija Srinivasan


Development Finance and Rural Livelihoods

Rajeev Ahal

Director NRM


Dr. Madhu Sharan


Hand in Hand India

Dr. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi

Resident Commissioner

Govt. of Chhattisgarh

Dr. Ajit Kanitkar

Senior Advisor

VIkasAnvesh Foundation

Dr. Syed M Hashemi

Senior Advisor, Partnership for Economic Inclusion

The World Bank, Bangladesh

Bidisha Pillai


Save the Children India

S.S. Bhatt

Managing Director

Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth Pvt. Ltd.

Nandita Hazarika

State Mission Director

Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission

Dr. Madhukar Shukla


XLRI-Xavier School of Management

Saurabh Bohra

Senior Director

Private Label FMCG and Staples, Grofers

Manish Tripathi

Vice- President

NCDEX e-Market Limited

Ram Mohan Mishra

Additional Secretary

Government of India and Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME

Dr. James Neil Devasahayam

Head – Technical Programs

World Vision India

N Srinivasan


Rural Development and Development Finance

Arindom Datta

Asia Head, Sustainability Banking,

Rabobank Group and Head of Rural & Development Banking / Advisory

C. Shambu Prasad

Professor IRMA


Suryamani Roul

Deputy Director

TechnoServe India

Shrashtant Patara

Senior Vice President

Development Alternatives

Devendra Gupta


Ecozen Solutions

Shashank Kumar

Founder and CEO


Kishor Jha

Founder and Director

Ergos Business Solutions

Kunal Prasad

Co-founder and CEO

CropIn technology solution Pvt Ltd.

Hemendra Mathur

Co-founder Thinking Ag. Venture Partner,

Bharat Innovation Fund

Manabendra Nath Ray

Director, Programme Development and Urban Global Strategy

Save the Children

Manish Kumar


National Skill Development Corporation

Sunita Sanghi

Senior Adviser

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

C.S. Malathy

Head HR


Sankar Venkateswaran

Former Chief

Tata Sustainability Group

Dr. Arvind Mayaram

Chief Economic Adviser

Government of Rajasthan and Chairman ACCESS Development Services

Dr. Biksham Gujja


Vaya Finserve

Ronald van het Hoff

Joint Management Director

Women on Wings

Hari Rajagopal

Vice President


Madhura Dutta

Senior Programme Specialist


Jawahar Singh

Co-founder & CEO

Yaduvendra Mathur

Additional Secretary

NITI Aayog

Vandana Bhansali

Head Innovation and Special Projects

Mann Deshi Foundation

Malini Gupta

General Manager - CSR

JCB India

Injeti Srinivas


Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India

Alka Singh

Head – Policy and Advocacy

Save the Children India

Chandan Bhavnani

Executive Vice President

YES Bank

Rasha Omar

Country Representative


Sitaram Rao Case Study Competition

Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Competition


ACCESS instituted the Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Competition in 2009, in the memory of Late Sitaram Rao, a Director on the Board of ACCESS and one of the pillars of India's microfinance movement. The Competition was instituted as a pioneering initiative by ACCESS to identify and collate models and practices that have significantly contributed to livelihoods promotion of the poor in India. The Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Competition therefore aims at bringing together the collective intellect of the sector and assimilating innovative solutions, breakthroughs, good experiences and best practices that help in learning from diverse sector experience and impact poverty reduction. The Sitaram Rao Case Study Competition 2019 is being supported by Vaya Trusts.

The Case Study Competition is organized annually around a specific theme, under which entries are solicited, assessed and the 10 best case studies are brought together into a Case Study Compendium that is released at the Livelihoods India Summit. The theme for this year's Case Study Competition is Climate Smart Agriculture.

Livelihoods India Share Fair

Livelihoods India Share Fair is a marketplace for exchange of experiences, information, and networking amongst corporates, social enterprises, not-for-profits and other delegates.

The Share Fair offers the sector significant benefits including:
  • Providing two-way information sharing opportunity through one-to-one discussions between Corporates, Social Enterprises and NGOs
  • Opportunity for NGOs to pitch for CSR partnerships
  • Opportunity for corporates enhance their NGO outreach
  • Products/ Services promotion for corporates, NGOs and other delegates

Sponsors and Partners

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