#Charcha2020: Individual Giving and Govt’s Role Post COVID-19

The/Nudge Foundation is hosting ‘#charcha2020’ to address the toughest challenges in a post-COVID world.

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The /Nudge Foundation is hosting ‘#charcha2020’- a platform to bring together thinkers, researchers, practitioners to address the challenges in a post-COVID world.

Several organisations such as Host Bridgespan, CSIP, Asha for Impact, The/Nudge are coming together to hold discussions on how philanthropy will bring social change in India.

In Charcha 2020, on Saturday, 16 May from 12 pm- 1 pm, political leaders will speak on the role of the state governments in responding to COVID and how they can best work with the civil society and the private sector to improve the delivery of services to marginalised citizens.

The discussion will focus on post-COVID imperatives such as strengthening healthcare capacity, job placements, access to entitlements among others. Pramod Bhasin, chairman of Clix Capital will moderate the panel.

Earlier, a 60-minute discussion was held on ‘Individual Giving’ on Friday, 15 May, which was moderated by Anu Prasad, founder of India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS).

Priyanka Prakash from GiveIndia, Anoj Vishwanathan from Milaap, Varun Sheth from Ketto and Sundeep Talwar from the Akshaya Patra Foundation were the panelists of this session.

Sundeep Talwar mentioned that the “giving momentum” is going to stay for long, however, due to coronavirus, there maybe a dip in the donations.

“There is a change in the image of the nonprofits too where the trust is slowly getting to build up now. No more I can see that the nonprofits are being turned back by the large corporates or individuals. With COVID, however,there maybe a blip or a downward spiral into the short term or the medium term donations,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Safeena Husain and Maharshi Vaishnav from Educate Girls deliberated on ‘Funding with foundations’.

Meanwhile, a session was conducted on Thursday, 14 May on how COVID is shaping philanthropic responsible strategies.

Pritha Venkatachalam from The Bridgespan Group, while analysing the responses provided by a range of philanthropists mentioned that most of them pointed out how collaborations and partnerships are important, how working with each other and for each other is so critical and has worked well in these times.

How will the government manage to re-open the economy, how will it tackle the gaps in preparedness of the health system and foster civic sense and behavioural change required in the post-COVID world?

The/Nudge Foundation is hosting Charcha 2020 - a platform to bring together thinkers, researchers, practitioners, enablers, policymakers, communicators, philanthropists and community leaders to address the toughest challenges in a post-COVID world.

You can view the full schedule and register for the event here.

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