The Development Dialogue celebrates solution-seeking and solution-leading people from diverse sectors
who are united by their purpose to create sustainable solutions. It is an international conglomeration
of social entrepreneurs, leaders from non-profit and for-profit organizations, Government officials,
grassroots practitioners and impact investors, coming together to inspire, share insights
and forge productive collaborations.
The Theme for the 2017 Dialogue is 'Scaling Effectively'. Once a social innovation idea has proven itself,
it needs to scale in order to significantly disrupt the problem. Scaling up is a challenge with a multitude of factors testing
the organization's managerial skills, capacity, ambition and finally, commitment towards making a meaningful difference
in the lives of many. It can only succeed if it is done effectively and is creating the intended impact.
The Dialogue aims to demystify the 'what' and 'how' of Scaling Effectively through Inspirational Keynote speeches,
Insightful panel discussions, Informal round table sessions and Engaging field visits.
Keynote Session by Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus.
Keynote Session by Nobel Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi.
Keynote panel of Shri Ratan Tata, N. R. Narayana Murthy and Dr. R. Mashelkar.
Keynote Session by Dr. Anousheh Ansari.
Keynote panel of Padmashree Deep Joshi, His Excellency Stewart Beck, T. V. Mohandas Pai and Desh Deshpande.
Path breaking approaches to change making: From building an ecosystem for entrepreneurs to putting data to work or just changing a pervasive mindset to make way for a more inclusive world!.
A glimpse of Development Dialogue. Our Founder, Desh Deshpande speaks about what Development Dialogue is and does.
Padmashree Deep Joshi, co-founder of PRADAN, speaks about the marriage between head and heart and his work of over three decades in the developmental sector.
Panelists deliberate on initiatives that are shifting paradigms in favor of usage of technology and its cascading impact for Social Good.
Panelists deliberate on the learning points from the Hubballi Sandbox experience, exploring what makes the ecosystem count.
Watch Mr. N R Narayana Murthy share his insights on social entrepreneurship and the Sandbox.
The panel deliberates on the elements of success and how businesses scale.
Panelists discuss on choosing a career in social enterprises, their passion and what drives them ahead.
Visionaries from diverse backgrounds and geographies share what 'matters' in their own endeavors of translating ideas into action at different junctures and stages.