ABOUT DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE

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.






200
Organizations


50
Renowned Speakers


500
Delegates


5
Countries


70
Exhibit Stalls


1000
University Students


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THEME FOR DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE
"COLLABORATING FOR BIG BETS"

Humanity is faced with complex issues today. Resources are limited, the sense of urgency is real and sociopolitical landscapes are shifting creating infinite and sometimes irreversible global impact.


To address these issues, leveraging mutual strengths, building coalitions across sectors and collaborating to deliver on bold solutions with a sharper focus and ever rigorous efforts is essential. This very thought drives the theme of Development Dialogue 2018 Collaborating for Big Bets.



INSPIRATION FROM THE DIALOGUE



development dialogue 2015 kailash sathyarthi keynote speech

"You are linking education, knowledge, technology and entrepreneurship with farmers, which is very important in India"
- Kailash Sathyarthi, DD 2015

Development Dialogue 2017 keynote panel envisioning the future dr gururaj desh deshpande

"This element of addressing social challenges through an entrepreneurial mindset is very powerful and it absolutely works."
- Raju Reddy, DD 2017

Development Dialogue 2013 keynote speakers were mr ratan tata- chairman tata group mrs sudha murty chairperson Infosys foundation mr n.r narayana murthy chairman emeritus infosys dr raghunath.jpg

"Here's an organization that is really making a difference. I've been struck by the fact that you've given a sense of belonging, pride and dignity to communities. I've really been moved." - Mr. Ratan Tata, DD 2013




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QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS


"This is my first Development Dialogue and so far I've spent the last couple of days touring around India and seeing all the great things the Deshpande Center has been doing and it's amazing. This is the first time that I've seen something on this scale working so cleanly."

- Mr. Steve Canar, Top 3

CEO Etalon, Delegate During 2017 DD

"One of my favorite things that we went to was the farm ponds.

Coming from an agricultural background, I was so inspired that the Deshpande Foundation was able to increase profits for farmers by three or fourfold."

- Ms. Louisa Walch, Enactus, Queen's University

Relationship Manager Assistant, Delegate During 2017 DD

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