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Session Plan Livelihoods India Conference

Livelihoods Programmes for the Poor: Opportunities and Impediments

THE GRAND, New Delhi, December 14-15, 2011

DECEMBER 14, 2011
0930 to 1100 hrs Inaugural Session
  Introduction to the Conference and Welcome
Vipin Sharma, CEO, ACCESS Development Services

Special Address
  • Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India
  • Mr. Pravesh Sharma, Managing Director, Small Farmers' Agribusiness Consortium
Release of SOIL Report

Keynote Address
  • Patrice Coeur-Bizot, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

Brief Presentation on the SOIL Report
Sankar Datta, Dean, The Livelihood School
1100 to 1130 hrs Networking Break
1130 to 1300 hrs Plenary Session I - Livelihoods of the Poor - Impediments to Scale and Sustainability
Malcolm Harper, Emeritus Professor, Cranfield University, UK

  • Damodar Mall, Director, Integrated Food Strategy, Future Group
  • T. Vijay Kumar, Jt. Secretary, MoRD
  • Ashish Karmchandani, Partner, Monitor Group
  • Biswajit Sen, Senior Rural Development Specialist, Sustainable Development Department, South Asia Region, World Bank
  • Prema Gera, Assistant Country Director and Head, Poverty Unit, UNDP
1300 to 1345 hrs Lunch
1345 to 1500 hrs Plenary 2 - NREGP: Livelihoods Security or Wage Employment
Arvind Mayaram, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.

  • Sumeeta Banerji, Assistant Country Director, UNDP
  • ikhil Dey, MKSS
  • K.S.Gopal, Former Member, Central Employment Guarantee Council and Scholar at Residence, TISS
  • Amita Sharma, Principal Secretary, Backward Class and Minorities Welfare
1500 to 1615 hrs Plenary 3 - Rolling out NRLM - The Human Resource Challenge
Ved Arya, Programme Leader, SRIJAN

  • Parmesh Shah, Lead Rural Development Specialist for the South Asia Region, World Bank
  • C.S. Reddy, CEO, APMAS
  • Madhukar Shukla, Professor, XLRI
  • C. Shambu Prasad, Professor, XIMBhubaneswar
  • C.S. Rajan, Additional Chief Secretary, RD & PR, Government of Rajasthan
1615 to 1630 hrs Networking Break
1630 to 1745 Plenary 4 - Land and Livelihoods of the Poor
Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, Mint

  • Praveen K. Jha, Associate Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, JNU
  • Ashok Kumar Sircar, Professor, Azim Premji University
  • D V Raidu, State Project Adviser, SERP
  • Sunil Kumar Meka, Andhra Pradesh State Director, Rural Development Institute
  • Vijay Mahajan, Founder and Chairman, BASIX Group
DECEMBER 15, 2011
0930 to 1100 hrs Plenary 5: Social Enterprises: Models for Scaling Up
Vineet Rai, CEO, Aavishkaar

  • Sandeep Farias, Managing Director, Elevar Equity
  • Manish Sabharwal, CEO, Teamlease
  • Arbind Singh, Founder, NIDAN
  • Anshu Gupta, Founder, GOONJ
  • Vipin Sharma, CEO, ACCESS Development Services
1100 to 1130 hrs Networking Break
1130 to 1300 hrs Breakaway Session
  Break Away Session 1: Reaching the Poorest: Learning from Different Approaches
Nisha Singh, Director, Financial Services Community of Practice, SEEP
  • Piyali Bhattacharjee, Senior Manager (Research and Development ), Bandhan Financial Services Private Limited
  • Sharif Ahmed Chowdhury, Project Coordinator, Programmed Initiative for Monga Eradication (PRIME), Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
  • Dhruv J. Sengupta, Faculty Member, The Livelihood School
  • Suryamani Roul, Senior Vice President, ACCESS Development Services
  Break Away Session 3: Making Markets Work for the Poor
Anshu Bhartia, CEO, Friends of World Women's Banking India
  • Amir Ullah Khan, eputy Director Strategy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Laila Tyabji, Chairperson, Dastakar
  • Reshma Anand, Founder, Earthy Goods
  • Neelam Chibber, Co-founder, Industree
  • Mukesh Gupta, CEO, Morarka Organics
1300 to 1400 Lunch
1400 to 1600 Plenary 6: Experiences of Collectives in the Allied Sector
Trilochan Sastry, Professor and Dean (Academic), IIM (Bangalore)

  • Vivekanandan, Advisor, SIFFS
  • V.Tagat, Chief General Manager, NABARD
  • V.K. Madhvan, Executive Director, Chirag

Case Study Award Presentation
  • Pierre Hedel, Managing Director, Rabobank Foundation
1600 to 1615 Networking Break
1615 to 1730 Valedictory Session
  Summary of Deliberations of the Two Day Conference and Delegate Response
  • Malcolm Harper, Professor Emeritus, Cranfield School of Management Special Address
  • Brij Mohan, Chairman, ACCESS Development Services
  • Pierre Hedel, Managing Director, Rabobank Foundation
  • Caitlin Wiesen, Country Director, UNDP

Valedictory Address
  • Virbhadra Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Industries, Government of India

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