Young Social Innovators Conclave

Young-Social-Innovators-ConclaveMumbai, India, August 28, 2014: Young Social Innovators Conclave, a joint initiative by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, UN-Habitat, University of Mumbai’s Sir JJ College of Architecture and Tata Institute of Social Sciences invite young innovators, working on models of urbanisation, to apply for India’s largest innovation exchange programme.

The conclave provides an excellent opportunity to present and discuss cutting-edge initiatives, solutions, experiences and challenges in urban development. Individuals and groups with practical models that are socially relevant, economically viable, culturally sensitive, climate resilient are encouraged to apply.

Leni Chaudhuri, Programme Head, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation said, ‘Young Social Innovators Conclave will be a platform, where the youth will share great ideas, learn from experts and build alliances with industry leaders. Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation is proud to be the catalyst for this conclave of ideas’. It will set the stage for young innovators to interact with experts on enhancing the sustainability and scalability of their models and provide them with an opportunity to network with funders, field trendsetters and develop multi-sectoral linkages. Moreover, participants will gain insights on successful youth-led development models through interactive workshops, presentations, films and installations.

Speaking about the relevance of the Conclave, Ravi Karkara, Global Advisor on Children & Youth with United Nations Millennium Campaign and UN-Habitat said, ‘Young women and men must be at the centre of developing, implementing and monitoring development  intiatives from local to global levels, for programmes and policies to be truly inclusive and youth- led’.

The applicants must be in the age-group of 15-33 years and working on urbanisation issues across India. The last date of receiving applications was August 20th, 2014 and the form can be downloaded from www.indiayouthfund.org/ysic. The event will be held at University of Mumbai’s Sir JJ College of Architecture, from October 10th to October 11th, 2014.

Applications are invited in the areas of Art and Culture, Environment and Climate Change, Education and Sports, Gender Equality and Empowerment, Governance, Health, Livehoods, Urban Planning. Detailed information about the above is available on the website.

Be ready to share the forum with stalwarts from reputed organisations and NGOs such as Iris Knowledge Foundation, University of Mumbai’s Sir JJ College of Architecture, Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), UN-Habitat, Urban Health Resource Centre, Urban Design and Research Institute (UDRI) and many more.

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