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Schemes to Systems: Samaaj led Welfare Delivery Models

Rohini’s keynote at Indus Action’s Schemes to Systems conference. Philanthropist, Rohini Nilekani stresses on how the voice of Samaaj should be amplified and understood, while reducing the administrative gaps. Thank you to Indus action and all the people gathered here. A special namaskar to the two senior politicians here – Dr Palanivel Thiagarajan ji and […]

Apr 11, 2022 | Keynote

#DPW2022 | Building Philanthropic Infrastructure A clarion call for India to step up

While India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world in the last decade, its growth story needs to be more inclusive. Over the last 5-6 years, the Indian philanthropy sector has shown interesting trends across funder segments – CSR, retail, and family philanthropy. On the one hand, the pandemic affected the […]

Mar 22, 2022 | Panel

Rohini Nilekani Receives Philanthropist of the Year 2020-21 Award from ASSOCHAM

Aligned with global business practices in fostering the concept of Responsible Corporate Citizenship, ASSOCHAM recognizes organizations and individuals that adopt innovative practices on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Taking a step forward, the ASSOCHAM continues to carry the legacy of a decade with “10th Responsible Organization / Social Responsible Individual Excellence Awards 2020-21.” A high-powered jury headed by Justice […]

Mar 16, 2022 | Others

Video | Working with Young Men & Boys in India

In order to further engage with people on the topic of building a gender-equitable society, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies (RNP) has released this new video. The video showcases why it is important to include boys and men in gender work and features interviews with various individuals from around the world who are working towards this goal. […]

Mar 2, 2022 | Others

The Virus has Reinvented Philanthropy in India

The recent announcement of Susmita and Subroto Bagchi, together with Radha and N.S. Parthasarathy, donating ₹425 crore to set up a postgraduate medical school, along with a multi-speciality 800-bed hospital, at Indian Institute of Science’s (IISC’s) Bengaluru campus is terrific news. Much like the vaccine, this singular shot in the arm for Indian philanthropy will […]

Feb 21, 2022 | Article

Understanding Movements

We often hear of the word “movement” in social change but what we have struggled with is the depth of the idea. A movement is much more than collective confrontational action. A movement offers an approach to social change that is different from and complementary to programs and collective impact. It encompasses shared, bottom-up action […]

Dec 3, 2021 | Report

The great migration: A sky full of Amur falcons in Nagaland | HT

“They’ve changed their course, they’ve come closer,” I got an excited call, early in November. This year, the much-delayed, much-awaited migratory Amur falcons had split up into several groups. Some flew as usual to the far reaches of the Doyang valley and reservoir. But another flock chose to visit Hakhezhe village, not far from Nagaland’s […]

Nov 29, 2021 | Article

Report: Build the Field. Build the Movement. Engaging Young Men & Boys in India.

While the good work for the betterment of women and girls in India has to continue, the work in gender equity shall remain incomplete unless young men and boys are brought within the ambit of interventions. We need to onboard men, not only for causes of women such as achieving goals of women empowerment and […]

Nov 2, 2021 | Report