~ To be held at ISB Hyderabad on August 23 and 24 bringing together stakeholders from the government, civil society and markets
~ charcha ‘23 is a G20 | Startup 20 event under the aegis of the Atal Innovation Mission – NITI Aayog
~ co-hosts include LinkedIn, Google, Reliance Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, KPMG, iVentures@ISB, Generation India, Bridgespan Group, Tata Steel Foundation, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship, and ACT.
~ Enabling discussions on youth & livelihoods; ending ultra poverty; agri-tech and small farmer income; gender bias in the workforce; employment & retention; micro & nano entrepreneurship; etc.
National, Aug 10 2023: The/Nudge Institute is convening its fourth edition of India’s foremost tech-driven livelihoods summit – charcha ‘23 – under the G20|Startup banner to bring together all stakeholders working to create resilient livelihood opportunities for all Indians. The convening is being held across two days on August 23 and 24 at ISB Hyderabad.
Market leaders in the development sector and technology will host their respective events at charcha ‘23. Google will lead conversations on ‘tech-4-good’, along with a hackathon for tech students and professionals. LinkedIn will convene sessions related to skills-first thinking for livelihoods. Reliance Foundation is hosting dialogues on the future of livelihoods including 21st Century Skills in Education, Skilling for the Sport Sector, Agri Innovations and Entrepreneurship in the Wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution). The other tracks related to building resilient livelihoods by leveraging technology and supporting social entrepreneurship are being hosted by prominent organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gender), KPMG (Ending Ultra-poverty), Generation India (Employment and Retention), G.A.M.E. (Entrepreneurship) and Masterclasses in Livelihoods from the Lens of Identity by Tata Steel Foundation, Collaborative Philanthropy by the The Bridgespan Group, Large-scale Social Transformation by The/Nudge Institute and Catalytic Funding for Social Innovations by ACT.
Discussing why charcha ‘23 is a G20 | Startup20 event, Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Chair, Startup20 and Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission – NITI Aayog, stated, “charcha ‘23 is a livelihood convening under the aegis of the G20 | Startup 20 platform for entrepreneurs, start-ups and practitioners innovating to create resilient livelihoods for India and the world. charcha is bringing together a strong lineup of speakers and partners this year, including thought and business leaders, problem solvers and policy makers. charcha ‘23 is definitely a compelling convening for those in the livelihood ecosystem”.
charcha ‘23 will be an exclusive in-person gathering of over 100 speakers and 700 livelihood professionals and distinguished members from civil society, policymakers, changemakers, philanthropists, academicians, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders.
charcha ‘23 features a stellar lineup of speakers including Padma Shri Dr. Abhay Bang (SEARCH), Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, IAS (Secretary, Min of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship – Govt. of India), Satish Reddy (Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, N S Parthasarathy (Cofounder, Mindtree), Ghazal Alagh (Cofounder, MamaEarth), Dr. R S Sharma, IAS (Ayushman Bharat & UIDAI), Ajai Chowdhry (Cofounder, HCL), Dipali Goenka (MD & CEO, Welspun Industries), Dr. Chintan Vaishnav (Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission), Kalpana Morparia (ex-CEO – South Asia, J.P Morgan), Sharad Sharma (Founder, iSPIRT), Jwala Gutta (Athlete & two-time Olympian) among others.
Emphasizing the need for a platform like charcha, Sudha Srinivasan, CEO, The/ Nudge Centre for Social Innovation, said, “India’s investments in digital public infrastructure and innovation ecosystems have created economic opportunities for millions, not just in India, but across the world. In the year of India’s G20 Presidency, charcha will bring thinkers, doers, policymakers, funders and academia together to foster the spirit of #bettertogether, and commit to a development agenda that leaves nobody behind.”
Talking about co-hosting charcha’23, Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn, said, “With India’s economic vision anchored on its youth, the need of the hour is to empower the new generation of professionals with employable skills for the future. Our approach to talent must be guided by a skills-first mindset to help connect the right people to the right opportunity. With LinkedIn’s unique view on workforce trends, the partnership with Charcha'23 will bring together a diverse community of leaders to deliberate and bring forth actionable insights to create a more inclusive and effective workforce of tomorrow.”
Besides the panel discussions and keynote talks, charcha ’23 features a 24-hour nonstop hackathon to solve problems faced by small and marginal farmers, a live concert by a Shor Police, an announcement by LinkedIn investing in The/Nudge’s Centre for SKill Development, release of a report on ‘Agri Ikigai: Tech Solutions for the Small-farmer to Increase Income, while having Positive Climate Impact’ by The/Nudge Institute.
For more details and to register for an invite, please visit: https://charcha23.thenudge.org/ or scan the qr code below.
About The/Nudge Forum
The/Nudge Forum is a convening platform to bring together stakeholders from governments, markets and civil society, to accelerate India’s development journey. ‘Charcha’ is our annual flagship event. First introduced in 2020 as a virtual initiative to collectively respond to the pandemic, charcha has quickly grown into one of India’s foremost development sector convenings. Since its inception, charcha has hosted over 550 leading practitioners and an audience of over 1 million. Speakers included Nobel laureates, economists and thinkers, community leaders, philanthropists and policymakers. Charcha ‘23 will be the fourth edition of the summit and will amplify the importance of learning, networking and recognizing pathways in enhancing resilient livelihoods to eventually enable large-scale social transformations.
About The/Nudge Institute
The/Nudge is an action institute working towards a poverty-free India, within our lifetime. We partner with governments, markets and civil society to build resilient livelihoods for all, through our Centre for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (CSDE), Centre for Rural Development(CRD) and Centre for Social Innovation(CSI).