Planning is under way at Dasra for its much-awaited signature philanthropy event ‘Dasra Philanthropy Week’ (DPW), scheduled for the first week of March 2014 and culminating with India’s foremost event on strategic philanthropy, the Indian Philanthropy Forum annual conference.
Recognized as India’s leading philanthropy event, DPW brings together prominent philanthropists to discuss, deliberate and discover path-breaking strategies to address the challenges of a developing nation. Past speakers include visionaries like Anu Aga, Nisa Godrej, Ajay Piramal, Aditi Kothari, Hemendra Kothari and Sangita Jindal.
Taking centre stage at DPW 2014 will be the theme of ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls’, critical to propelling change in India. Investing in girls is key to increasing economic growth, improving health outcomes, and bringing about transformative change in girls’ lives and those of their families and communities. More than ever before, India is witness to how centuries of gender discrimination and violence have led to devastating and often dehumanizing consequences for Indian women and girls and continue to limit their choices and opportunities for equal participation in society.
The situation calls for urgent action. Through an in-depth exploration of the issues and challenges to adolescent girls’ empowerment, DPW hopes to arrive at timely, effective and sustainable solutions to empower girls as powerful agents of change and leaders of tomorrow.
Through a diverse mix of stimulating and thought-provoking panel discussions, roundtables, presentations and training workshops, DPW will bring together a community of committed philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, foundations and multilateral agencies who share a common vision of creating greater impact.
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