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Event Date Tue Oct 12 UTC - Thu Oct 14 UTC (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 12 4:00am - Thu Oct 14 1:00pm
Location Virtual
Region APAC
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Since its launch in 2009 Sankalp Forum – an Intellecap Initiative – has created an eco-system of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, multilateral and policymakers who are committed to furthering the cause of development through entrepreneurship and innovation to achieve the UN SDG Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 across the Global South.

Sankalp Forum has grown to become a collaborative network of over 100,000 stakeholders globally through a year-round calendar of initiatives across South Asia, South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speakers

2021 Speakers

Abha Thorat-Shah
Executive Director, Social Finance

Abhijit Bansod
Founder + Creative Director, Studio ABD, Tigoona, Mubhi

Abhishek Jani
Chief Executive Officer, Fairtrade India Project

Abhishek Shah
Associate Vice President, Financial Services, Intellecap

Ahmed Jawad Yusuf
Advisory Lead, Bangladesh Angels

Ambassador Gurjit Singh
Chair CII Task Force Trilateral Cooperation in Africa

Amadou Daffe
CEO/Co-Founder, Gebeya Inc

Amar Gokhale
Associate Vice President, Livelihoods & Gender, Intellecap

Amee Parbhoo
Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab

Amma Lartey
CEO, Impact Investing Ghana

Amra Naidoo
Co-Founder, Accelerating Asia

Andia Chakava
Investment Director, Graça Machel Trust

Andrea Acerbi
Head of Social Innovation and Corporate Giving, Bayer AG

Ann Runnel
Founder and CEO, Reverse Resources

Anand AnandKumar
Co-Founder and CEO, Bugworks

Anand Sinha
Country Advisor, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, India

Aniket Deogar
CEO and Co-founder, Haqdarshak

Anshu Bhartia
CEO, UnLtd India

Anuradha Agarwal
Founder, Multibhashi Solutions

Anurag Agrawal
Partner, Aavishkaar Capital

Apoorv Shukla
Development Finance Specialist, USAID India

Arielle Molino
Associate Vice President, Intellecap

Arti Ahuja
Additional Secretary, Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Arun Maira
Author

Ashay Abbhi
Manager, Energy and Climate Change, Intellecap

Ashutosh Kumar
CEO, Jagriti Yatra

Ashvin Dayal
Senior Vice President, Power & Climate, The Rockefeller Foundation

Asif Saleh
Executive Director, BRAC Bangladesh

Axel M. Addy
Former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Liberia &, Chief Trade Negotiator of Liberia Accession to the WTO

Beryl Oyier
Managing Director - East Africa, Bopinc

Bianca Drebber
Portfolio Manager for Private Sector Engagement, The Global Fund

Bianca Kummer
Co-Founder, Plantix

Carolien De Bruin
Head of COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum

Christina Jaeger
Co-founder & MD, Yunus Environment Hub

Dr. Clementine Chambon
CTO & Co-founder, Oorja Development Solutions

Cliff Prior
CEO, GSG

D. Ajay Suri
Senior Adviser - Inclusive Development, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Dr Ajay Mathur
Director General, International Solar Alliance

Dr. Srikanya Yathip
Secretary General, Government Pension Fund, Thailand

Dr. Srivalli Krishnan
Senior Program Officer, Enabling Country Systems-Asia, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Eddie Bearnot
Co-Founder and CEO, Frontier Nutrition

Edwin Keh
CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Emmanuel Agha
CEO, Innovectives Digital Experience (INDEX) Group

Erin Tansey
Director - Sustainable Inclusive Economies program., IDRC

Farhad Forbes
Global Chair, Family Business Network

Flora Ji
Vice President, Nature Based Solutions, Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd

Gagan Sethi
Founder, Janvikas and Center for Social Justice

Gwen Cunningham
Program Lead, Circle Textiles Program, Circle Economy

Genevieve Edens
Director, Impact & ESG, WaterEquity

Gita Wirjawan
Chairman, Ancora Group

Govindraj Ethiraj
Founder, IndiaSpend

Grace Earle
Senior Associate, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

François Bonnici
Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Harsha Vardhan
Lead: Circularity Leap, H&M

Henning Piezunka
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD

Hiwot Shimeles
Impact Manager / Ethiopia Lead, Bopinc

Isabella Tenai
E4Impact Accelerator Manager, E4Impact

Jeramy Lund
Managing Director, Sorenson Impact Center

Jessica Espinoza
Vice President for Private Equity & Venture Capital Investments, DEG

Jona Repishti
Social Entrepreneurship Manager, MIT D-Lab

Julian Zix
Project Lead, GINSEP

Justin Gachira Miatu
Intellecap

Kartik Gopal
Global Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Karnika Yadav
Associate Director, Africa, Intellecap

Katja Freiwald
Regional Programme Manager, WeEmpowerAsia, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Kaushik Das
Managing Partner for Southeast Asia, McKinsey & Company

Kiran Mysore
Principal, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC)

Krishna Thacker
Director – Asia Region l Financial Health, MetLife Foundation

Luis Marquez
Gender & Business Advisor, Value for Women

Luis Noda
Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International

Lotte-Marie Brouwer
Women Entrepreneurship Lead, Bopinc

Malvane Timbane

Mercedes Stickler
Senior Land Administration Specialist - Africa Region, The World Bank

Michael Omega
Associate, Intellecap

Milka Shitandi Omukuba
Program Manager, 2 Scale, Bopinc

Mirai Chatterjee
Director of the Social Security Team, Self-Employed Women’s Association, (SEWA)

Mithun John
Joint CEO, Maharashtra State Innovation Society

Dr. Monika Lessl
Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate R&D and Social Innovation, Bayer AG

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus
Founder, Grameen Bank

Dr. Peng Zhong
Director – Social Innovation, Bayer Foundation, Bayer AG, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability

Nalini Shekar
Co-founder and Executive Director, Hasiru Dala

Namita Vikas
Founder and Managing Director, auctusESG LLP

Namrata Mehra
Head of Design, Marketing & Customer Centricity Vikhroli; Lead - CSR & Sustainability, Godrej Properties Limited

Nancy Charaya
Senior Associate Social and Inclusive Circular Business Models, Intellecap

Nathalie Gogue Ebo
Associate Partner, Open Capital Advisors

Nazmul Karim
Country Manager (Bangladesh), Aavishkaar Capital

Ng Boon Heong
Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Foundation Ltd

Nick van der Velde
Program Manager, Marketing & Distribution Last Mile, Bopinc

Nicolette Louw
Financial Inclusion Lead, Bopinc

Nicholas Colloff
Director, Argidius Foundation

Nirjhor Rahman
CEO, Bangladesh Angels

Nitesh Kumar
Chief of Party, Global Green Growth Institute

Dr. Nitin Pandit
CEO, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

Nixon Mageka Gecheo
Senior Program Officer – Digital Systems & Solutions for Agriculture, Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA)

Nneka Eze
Managing Director, Vested World

Oilver Kamanzi
Chairman, The African Global Chamber of Commerce

Parmesh Shah
Global Lead for Data Driven Digital Agriculture, World Bank

Peter Byemaro Kazungu
Impact Manager Agribusiness, Bopinc

Pradeep Nair
Regional Director, Ford Foundation

Pramod Kasat
Managing Director, Intellecap

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury
Associate Director, Intellecap

Priya Krishnamoorthy
Founder & CEO, 200 million Artisans

Puja Sawhney
People-Public-Private Partnerships (P4) Associate Director, Habitat for Humanity

Rachel Bass
Senior Manager of Research, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Radharani Mitra
Global Creative Advisor, BBC Media Action, India

Rahul Agrawal
Director, NRMC

Richie Ahuja
Regional Director, Asia, Environmental Defense Fund

Rajan Anandan
Managing Director, Surge & Sequoia Capital India LLP

Rajeev Ahal
Director, Natural Resource Management & Agro-Ecology, GIZ

Rajiv Khandelwal
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Aajeevika Bureau

Ramona Liberoff
Lead, Strategic initiatives, Roots of Impact

Ramraj Pai
CEO, Impact Investors Council (IIC)

Dr. Ramesh Chandra Biswal
Founder & CEO, Villa Mart Pvt Ltd

Ravi Pittie
Founder and CEO, KPay

Rebecca Sleegers
Press and Corporate Spokesperson, Africa GreenTec

Dr. Rene Van Berkel
Representative, Regional Office, India, UNIDO

Richa Natarajan
Partner, Unitus Capital

Richard Hawkes
Chief Executive Officer, British Asian Trust

Rudaba Zehra Nasir
Global Lead, Employment and Care | Global Lead, Economic Inclusion, IFC

Saida Benhayoune
Advisor, MIT D-Lab

Sajid Rahman
Founding General Partner, MyAsiaVC

Saleem Khan
India Director, British Asian Trust

Samar Verma
Program officer, Ford Foundation

Sanjoy K. Roy
Managing Director, Teamwork Arts

Santosh Singh
Director, Clean Energy, Climate Change & Agriculture, Intellecap

Sanchayan Chakraborty
Partner, Aavishkaar Capital

Sarita Bahl
Director, Bayer Foundation India

Saskia Werther
Programme Manager, DOEN Foundation

Saumya Roy
Journalist and Activist, Author

Shailesh Nagar
Associate Director, Intellecap

Shalini Chhabra
Managing Partner, 3i Partners

Shivani Gupta
Programme Director - India, The Womanity Foundation

Shloka Nath
Head of Sustainability, Policy & Advocacy | Acting Director, India Climate Collaborative, Tata Trusts

Shreejit Borthakur
Manager, Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods, Intellecap

Shreyansh Singhal
Assistant Vice President, Ankur Capital

Shreya Deb
Former Lead - Property Rights Work, Omidyar Network India

Shikha Shah
Founder and CEO, AltMat

Shikha Srivastava
Head of Urban Habitat and Migration, Tata Trusts

Shrikumar Suryanarayan
Chairman and Managing Director, Sea6energy Private Limited

SK Jenefa K Jabbar
Director of Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS), BRAC

Sonvi Khanna
Associate Director, Dasra

Sowmya Suryanarayanan
Lead - Impact and ESG, Aavishkaar Capital

Sridhar Sampath
Regional Director – South Asia, WaterEquity

Sriram Bharatam
Founder and Chief Mentor, Kuza Biashara

Steve Davis
Interim Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China

Tamasin Ford
Journalist, BBC UK

Tanya Mackenzie
Facilitator, Independent

Tanushri Shukla
Manager, CAIF, Intellecap

Tharun Kumar
Co-founder & CEO, ECOSTP Technologies (P) Limited

Tim Hanstad
CEO, Chandler Foundation

Tina Jabeen
Founding MD & CEO, Startup Bangladesh Limited

Tushar Devidayal
Founder & CEO, Devidayal Solar Solutions Pvt Ltd (DDSolar)

Urvashi Devidayal
Associate Vice President, Intellecap

Vaishali Nandan
Head of Project “Climate Smart Cities”, GIZ India

Veena Reddy
Mission Director, USAID/INDIA

Venkat Kotamaraju
Director, Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF), Intellecap

Vidya Chandy
Vice President, Impact, Chiratae Ventures

Vidhyaprakash M.R
Proprietor, Excel Coatings

Vikas Bali
CEO, Intellecap

Vineet Rai
Founder, Aavishkaar Group

Wendy Werner
Country Head, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

PROGRAM PARTNERS:
• WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | Covid Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs
• British Asian Trust
• Energy Catalyst
• Bopinc
• IFC
• Catier Women's Initiative
• Bayer | Bayer Foundation
• Bayer Foundation India
• USAID
• SAMRIDH

FRIENDS OF SANKALP:
• AAVISHKAAR GROUP
• GINSEP
• GIIN
• IIC
• Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
• ILDC
• Bangladesh Angels
• Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
• dasra
• Purpose
• NRMC
• Circular Apparel Innovation Factory
• MIH
• INSEAD

MEDIA & OUTREACH:
• FICCI
• CNBC TV18
• CNBC
• BW DISRUPT
• ASIANGO
• QSIQ TECH JOURNAL
• 10 Years of IndiaSpend