Dasra Philanthropy Week sees launch of new collaborative

Held between 27 February – 4 March 2017, the 8th Dasra Philanthropy Week (DPW) brought together over 400 leading development practitioners, experienced philanthropists and dynamic social entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, debate issues and spark collaborations to accelerate social change in India.

The week saw 41 leaders of India’s top social organizations aim to expand their potential, and to deliver insights, vision and skills to increase the impact of their social enterprise through the completion of the Dasra Social Impact Leadership Programme (DSILP) module.

A new outcome-led collaborative was launched. The 10to19:Dasra Adolescent Collaborative is a partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Kiawah Trust to empower five million adolescents across India by working directly to help girls to:

  • stay in school
  • delay their age at marriage
  • improve awareness about gender-based violence, nutrition, menstrual hygiene, reproductive rights
  • increase employment opportunities
  • improve decision-making skills

Over 130 philanthropists, sector experts and social impact leaders, from across various sectors, gathered to engage, share and learn through curated panel discussions on how to make a more meaningful impact to solve social issues.

To know more about the Dasra Philanthropy Week 2017 and watch panel discussion videos visit dasraphilanthropyweek.org

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