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The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University organises the first Social Innovation Summit

CSIP, Ashoka University organises the first Social Innovation Summit on 4-5 October, 2019 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai.

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4 October, 2019 | 5 min read

In recent times, industrial focus has shifted to innovations and technologies, where innovation-fueled startups and private entities have shaped the country’s economic prowess. 

The development sector, in particular, has witnessed success through engagement with innovations in media, technology, business and entrepreneurship, cultural scholarship, behavioural sciences, data sciences, and design. Yet, the growth is nascent.

Whether technology-fueled growth is inclusive or not remains debated. Especially, as 21.9% of the country’s population continues to live below the National Poverty Line according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Basic Statistics 2019.

Sustainable and substantial social innovation is an effective means to address this disparity. With this objective in mind, the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University is organising the first-of-its-kind Social Innovation Summit (SIS) on October 4-5, 2019 in Mumbai. 

The Summit aims to catalyse adoption of innovations in the development sector to enhance its impact. In particular, it will focus on innovations that build scale into the value chain of social sector organizations. By bringing together innovators (‘Thinkers’), social sector practitioners (‘Doers’), and philanthropists (‘Enablers’), the Summit aspires to foster meaningful collaborations with the potential for long-term impact.

On the first day, the Summit will focus on knowledge sharing between innovators and philanthropists, philanthropic foundations’ staff and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) specialists. On the second day, there will be an exhibition by participating organisations alongside value-chain-focused Break Out Rooms to facilitate networking. 

Key highlights of the conference include keynotes by Asha Curran, CEO, #GivingTuesday and Osama Manzar, Founder Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), as well as workshops by India Development Review (IDR), Sattva, Dasra and GlobalGiving. 

To register for the Summit, visit www.ashoka.edu.in/sis

To request for complimentary passes of participation for the second day, email us at sis@ashoka.edu.in

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