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Smart Village Conclave 2018


Day 3: 25 May 2018
Time Conference Room A
1000-1500 hrs Smart Village Conclave

9.30 – 10.00: Registration and Tea

10.00 – 11.00 hrs
PhotogalleryOpening Session: Making of Smart Villages for a Sustainable Future

Objective: In the opening session the leaders of the country shall set the tone of the event by sharing their awesome experience in policy making and the Real India.

Welcome Address: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India

Introductory Address: Dr. T. Chatterjee,IAS (Retd.)–Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and Former Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India- GoI

Reality Overview: Dr. N.C Saxena,Advisor - UNDP and Former Secretary, Planning Commission

Keynote Address: Sh. ShekharDutt,IAS (Retd.) -Vice President, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Former Governor of Chattisgarh

Chief Guest Address: Shri Ram Kripal Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development, Govt. of India (GoI), India

Vote of Thanks: Dr. Charru Malhotra ,Associate Professor ( e-Governance and ICT), Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.

Photogallery1100 - 1200 hrs
Session II: Overview and Current Scenario of Villages

Objective: This session deliberates on the current scenario of Indian villages in terms of their landscape, needs, concerns and opportunities.

Chair: Dr. (Ms.) Vinita Sharma, Former Head, Science for Equity Empowerment and Development(SEED) DST, Technology Bhawan, India

Moderator: Ms. Shabnam Siddiqui , Director - (CEGET), Global Compact Network India.

Panel Experts
• Prof. (Ms.) Padma Vasudevan ,Sr. Professor (Retd.) Centre for Rural Development and Technology, IIT-D, India
• Prof. P.K Chaubey, Director, Institute of Management Sciences, Lucknow University, President, Indian Economic Association, India
• Ms. Kiran Puri , Joint Secretary, DARPG, New Delhi, India

REALITY CHECKS - Sarpanch Speaks:
• Ms Mona Kourav, SarpanchSaduparna Village (MP)
• Dr. Vishnu Rajgadia, Director, Jharkhand Foundation
• Mr. Gaurav Shrivastav, Sarpanch, Barode Village, Agarmalwa (MP)

1200 - 1215 hrs : Tea Break

1215 - 1315 hrs
Photogallery Session III: Grassroots Participation and Transformation of villages using Technology

Objective: This session explores the application of ICTs for holistic and sustainable development of the villages keeping in sight Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and further attempts to evolve some workable strategies and feasible implementationmodels that would make villages happier and safer places.

Chair: Mr. Amitabh Ranjan, Coordinator - Computer Centre and Registrar Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), India

Co-Chair: Mr. Brijesh Singh, IPS, Secretary, Information and public relations department, Government of Maharashtra, India

Moderator: Dr. Charru Malhotra , Associate Professor (e-Governance and ICT), Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi, India

Panel Experts:
• Mr. Milind Pagar , DGM, Tata Projects, India
• Mr. Vikas Kanungo , Senior Consultant (Smart Cities and Mobile Governance)Transport & Digital Development Global Practice
• Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka - Co-Founder and CEO, Soreva Energy, India
• Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Director, Innovoir, India

REALITY CHECKS - Sarpanch Speaks:
• Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Mukhiya, Bundu Panchayat
• Mr. Ajay Singh Yadav, Sarpanch, Dharnai Village (DistJehanabad)

1315 - 1415 hrs

Photogallery Session IV: Empowering the Villagers

Objective: For any kind of transformation to be effective it is important that the transformation process is planned and implemented jointly. Therefore, the villagers must be involved, consulted, informed, collaborated with and also empowered to take decisions about their own landscape. This session, therefore discusses how through capacity building, awareness and skill development we could co-create Happy, Smart, Green and Inclusive villages.

Chair: Prof.V.K.Sharma ,Senior Professor, Disaster Management, Indian Institute of Public Administration.

Moderator: Dr.Parveen Pannu ,Incharge, Department of Development Communication and Extension / Journalism , Associate Professor, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University, India.

Panel Experts:
• Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal , Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India
• Mr. Amit Marwah, Head of Marketing and Communication (CMO), Nokia, India
• Mr. Manik M. Jolly , CEO, GRID, India
• Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, Business Advisor, Sun Moksh

REALITY CHECKS- Sarpanch Speaks:
• Ms RituPandram, Sarpanch of Sarbahara Village, Chhattisgarh
• Ms Smriti, Sarpanch, UP

1415 - 1500 hrs: Networking Lunch

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