Kalahandi Dialogue is a unique platform for engaging global leaders, policymakers, development practitioners, entrepreneurs& social entrepreneurs, investors & impact investors, public intellectuals and the youth in the global development discourse.
It aims to offer an insightful discourse on development interventions and solutions that have emerged from the independent and collaborative realms of public policy, entrepreneurship and social innovation.
The Forum will interrogate whether it has led to enhanced capabilities of communities and individuals, increased socio-economic and political participation, mitigated social and economic exclusion, advanced global social justice and develop global citizenship.
To discuss and understand multiple perspectives of development, it is imperative to take the pain to travel to places, where the realities of development are actually lived; and not do so from a distant perch.
There could be no better place than Kalahandi to host a conclave dedicated to effecting positive societal changes and exploring sustainable transformational solutions to the world’s pressing challenges. Not long ago, Kalahandi epitomized under-development and had pricked the nation’s conscience for its inaccessibility, crippling famines, abject poverty, malnutrition, hunger and starvation.
Today, Kalahandi is emerging as truly a remarkable development success story; owing to the right policies, proper implementation of development schemes, political will and innovative grassroots solutions. Thus, Kalahandi- the name symbolizes hope and resilience.
This Conclave will bring together around 500 delegates; including 200 university students, 100 organizations, dozens of social entrepreneurs & activists from diverse sectors and geographies, to connect and collaborate over important issues of common interest.
We firmly believe that bringing together creative and visionary leaders, thinkers, innovators, and local communities, to inspire and challenge each other in a collective effort, will lead to sustainable, transformative solutions and create the greatest possible impact.
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Near Mahavir Sanskruti Anustan, Mahabirpada