From February 7 – 8, the Deshpande Foundation will be holding Development Dialogue 2015 in Hubli, Karnataka (India). The conference will feature site visits to innovative NGOs/social enterprises, panel discussions on the latest development trends in India, and networking opportunities with global thought-leaders. In addition, there will be a special keynote address from Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Mr. Satyarthi has had an illustrious career as an advocate for children’s rights by acting to protect more than 83,000 children in India and around the world.
The conference will also feature keynote addresses from prominent leaders including:
- Devi Prasad Shetty – Chairman, Narayana Health India
- Gururaj ‘Desh’ Deshpande – President & Chairman, Sparta Group LLC & Founder, the Deshpande Foundation
- Jairam Ramesh – Member, Parliament of India
- N R Narayana Murthy – Founder, Infosys
The Development Dialogue is an international social entrepreneurship ecosystem conference that brings together global visionaries, impact investors as well as local Indian leaders to share proven models, innovations, and transforming perspectives. This is the eight year in a row that the conference has been organized. Last year’s event brought in over 600 people from around the glob. Past conference keynote speakers include Ratan Tata (Former Chairman – Tata Gropu), Sudha Murthy (Chairperson – Infosys Foundaton), and Raghunath Mashelkar (Former Director General – India Council of Scientific & Industrial Research).