Nudge's institute to hold tech-driven Charcha'23 summit at ISB on August 23, 24
Besides the panel discussions and keynote talks, charcha ’23 features a 24-hour nonstop hackathon to solve problems faced by small and marginal farmers
HYDERABAD: The Nudge Institute is convening its fourth edition of India’s foremost tech-driven livelihoods summit, Charcha ‘23, under the G20|Startup banner to bring together all stakeholders working to create resilient livelihood opportunities for all Indians.
On August 23-24, ISB Hyderabad will host the convening featuring market leaders, tech sector events, Google's tech-4-good discussions, hackathons and LinkedIn's skills-first 9thinking sessions for tech students and professionals.
The Reliance Foundation is hosting dialogues on the future of livelihoods, including 21st Century Skills in Education, Skilling for the Sport Sector, Agri Innovations, and Entrepreneurship in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution.
The other tracks related to building resilient livelihoods by leveraging technology and supporting social entrepreneurship are being hosted by prominent organisations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gender), KPMG (Ending Ultra-Poverty), Generation India (Employment and Retention), G.A.M.E. (Entrepreneurship), Masterclasses in Livelihoods from the Lens of Identity by the Tata Steel Foundation, Collaborative Philanthropy by the Bridgespan Group, Large-scale Social Transformation by the Nudge Institute, and Catalytic Funding for Social Innovations by ACT.
Discussing why Charcha ‘23 is a G20 | Start-up20 event, Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Chair, Start-up20 and Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, stated, Charcha ‘23 is a livelihood convening under the aegis of the G20 | Startup 20 platform for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and practitioners innovating to create resilient livelihoods for India and the world. Charcha is bringing together a strong lineup of speakers and partners this year, including thought and business leaders, problem solvers, and policymakers. Charcha ‘23 is definitely a compelling convening for those in the livelihood ecosystem"
Charcha ‘23 would be an exclusive in-person gathering of over 100 speakers and 700 livelihood professionals and distinguished members from civil society, policymakers, changemakers, philanthropists, academicians, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders.
Charcha ‘23 features a stellar lineup of speakers including Padma Dr. Abhay Bang (SEARCH), Atul Kumar Tiwari, IAS (Secretary, Min of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship - Govt. of India), Satish Reddy (Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, N S Parthasarathy (Cofounder, Mindtree), Ghazal Alagh (Cofounder, MamaEarth), Dr. R S Sharma, IAS (Ayushman Bharat & UIDAI), Ajai Chowdhry (Cofounder, HCL), Dipali Goenka (MD & CEO, Welspun Industries), Dr. Chintan Vaishnav (Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission), Kalpana Morparia (ex-CEO - South Asia, J.P Morgan), Sharad Sharma (Founder, iSPIRT), Jwala Gutta (Athlete & two-time Olympian) among others.
Emphasizing the need for a platform like charcha, Sudha Srinivasan, CEO, The/ Nudge Centre for Social Innovation, said, “India’s investments in digital public infrastructure and innovation ecosystems have created economic opportunities for millions, not just in India, but across the world. In the year of India’s G20 Presidency, charcha will bring thinkers, doers, policymakers, funders and academia together to foster the spirit of #bettertogether, and commit to a development agenda that leaves nobody behind.”
Talking about co-hosting charcha’23, Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn, said, “With India’s economic vision anchored on its youth, the need of the hour is to empower the new generation of professionals with employable skills for the future. Our approach to talent must be guided by a skills-first mindset to help connect the right people to the right opportunity. With LinkedIn’s unique view on workforce trends, the partnership with Charcha'23 will bring together a diverse community of leaders to deliberate and bring forth actionable insights to create a more inclusive and effective workforce of tomorrow.”
Besides the panel discussions and keynote talks, charcha ’23 features a 24-hour nonstop hackathon to solve problems faced by small and marginal farmers, a live concert by a Shor Police, an announcement by LinkedIn investing in The/Nudge’s Centre for SKill Development, release of a report on ‘Agri Ikigai: Tech Solutions for the Small-farmer to Increase Income, while having Positive Climate Impact’ by The/Nudge Institute.