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'Execute Locally, Innovate Globally' Development Dialogue 2016

The theme of Development Dialogue 2016 is “Execute Locally, Innovate Globally”. We live in a connected world and innovation is rampant everywhere. Innovators are compassionate and would like to help the impoverished communities. However, very few innovations impact the world in meaningful ways. Four things need to come together to have an impact: Innovations that are relevant and co-created with the people who need it; Execution capacity - ability to absorb innovation and having the human resources to roll out the solution; Appropriate infrastructure; Government involvement and the right policies and support.
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The Dialogue draws a huge gathering of interested individuals from diverse backgrounds. Hence around the time of the Dialogue, we also have other events and activities to enrich your understanding about the Sandbox. Read on to find out more about each event. Please note that some of these events require separate registration.

Delegate’s Field Visits 

Date: 5th February, 2016
Venue: Starts from Deshpande Foundation. 

Field visits are organized a day before the Development Dialogue (5th February) to familiarize delegates with the spirit of the Sandbox Ecosystem, through exposure to the unique programs and activities, carried out by Deshpande Foundation and its partner organizations in the region. Interaction with communities and field staff of different programs gives important insights into how ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ are being practiced at grassroots. We invite you to experience the contextual landscape of our work beforehand, based on which you can make the most of conference, in perspective. It is a full day event, Delegates are expected to arrive in Hubballi by 4th Feb evening as the Field Visits is a full day event, beginning as early as 6.30 am on 5th Feb.
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Delegate’s Field Visits

Date: 6th February, 2016
Venue: Deshpande Foundation, Hubballi.

Yuva Summit is a national conference on youth leadership, development and entrepreneurship conceived by the LEAD team and executed by renowned academicians, entrepreneurs and enthusiastic youth. On this occasion, hundreds of young college students showcase their innovative leadership projects which have solved many outstanding problems in their community, in the sectors of health, education, agriculture, livelihoods and technology. The conference also includes LEAD Talks and academic panel discussions, concluding with the Leadership Awards ceremony.

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About Development Dialogue

Development Dialogue is an international social entrepreneurship ecosystem conference hosted in Hubballi, Karnataka, by Deshpande Foundation.

Development Dialogue brings together numerous social entrepreneurs as well as those who believe in and are involved in creating ecosystems to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference is attended by for-profits, non-profits, global visionaries, impact investors as well as local communities to share proven models, innovations and transforming perspectives.

In the past year, we had around 600 participants from across the globe participating in the conference. Delegates find themselves coming back to the conference every year for inspiration and ideas. We find this platform both inspiring and motivating, as it brings all like-minded agents of change to connect and collaborate on good ideas. In the past, we have had legends like Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Mr. Ratan Tata. Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Dr. Raghunath Mashelakar, Mr. Deep Joshi, His Excellency Mr. Stewart Beck, Mr. T.V.Mohandas Pai and Mrs. Sudha Murthy who have attended the Development Dialogue among others. Relevance of the Dialogue and presence of important guests have led to an increasing interest from the subcontinent as well as from countries like Germany, Philippines and Cambodia and, of course, from USA and Canada who are interested in contributing to learning from the Sandbox experience.

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