Indian Philanthropy Forum – Next generation giving focus of third annual event

The Indian Philanthropy Forum, entering its third year, is going from strength to strength as Indian high net worth individuals increasingly look to us for guidance and advice on giving opportunities as strategic philanthropy gains momentum in India.

On 20-21 March, over 250 philanthropists, sector experts, non-profit leaders and representatives from international foundations are expected to come together for the third Indian Philanthropy Forum annual event at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. Under the banner of ‘Next Generation Giving’, the conference will explore the giving approach of India’s large family foundations and the growing role played by younger generations in their philanthropic efforts. The conference will also address issues ranging from adolescent girl empowerment to children’s education and sanitation.

These discussions will also act as platforms to launch Dasra’s latest research reports on adolescent girls’ empowerment and youth employability. Owning Her Future: Empowering adolescent girls focuses on the plight of adolescent girls in the rural states of north India, and the challenges and high-impact interventions undertaken by non-profits working in the field.

On a different track, Leveraging the Dividend: Enhancing youth employability investigates the huge skills gap being created as India moves from a traditional agricultural society to a production powerhouse. The report also recommends a partnership approach between government, corporates, non-profits and civil society to create a more employable workforce in India to drive national growth.

Each report will highlight the work of non-profits working in these sectors and will see the launch of two Dasra Giving Circles to commit over £600,000 over three years to one of the organizations highlighted in each report.

The Indian Philanthropy Forum is also planning to host a second event in New York later this year for American philanthropists.

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