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Transform Rural India to Begin Weeklong India Rural Colloquy on 1 August

Transform Rural India is holding a 7-day-long conclave, India Rural Colloquy, between August 1 – 8, 2022 in hybrid mode in the capital to highlight the nutrition security issues, its contributing factors, and proposed practical solutions.

Binita Kumari
Given the diverse causes of child undernutrition, effective action to address this issue in India and around the world necessitates a variety of information sources from various sectors.
Given the diverse causes of child undernutrition, effective action to address this issue in India and around the world necessitates a variety of information sources from various sectors.

Over the last few decades, the burden of malnutrition has drawn significant attention in India at the national and state levels, leading to a shift in focus from ensuring food security to nutrition security. A framework developed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the "causes of malnutrition and death," outlines determinants that affect child nutrition outcomes at the immediate, underlying, and basic levels.

These include the link between nutrition intake and immunity at the surface level, which is supported by access to food and health systems, adequate childcare, and sanitary environments at the underlying level. Given the diverse causes of child undernutrition, effective action to address this issue in India and around the world necessitates a variety of information sources from various sectors.

To address the issue, its contributing factors, and proposed practical solutions, Transform Rural India is holding a 7-day-long conclave, India Rural Colloquy, between August 1 – 8, 2022 in hybrid mode in the capital.

Topics to be discussed by keynote speakers during the weeklong conclave:

On August 1, 2022: Arun Maira, M Hari Menon, Praveen Singh Pardeshi, and Bharti Gupta Ramola will be speaking on the subject-Charting Bharat’s Tryst with Destiny I India @100 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

On August 2, 2022: Patrick Whitney, Sam Pitroda, Anirban Ghose, Rajni Bakshi, and Andre Nogueira will be speaking on the subject: Design for Better World I Global Wellbeing in Post Industrial Society from 7:00 Pm to 8:00 PM

On August 3, 2022: Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay, Mitter Sain, Jyoti Vij, and Swapnil Shekhar will be speaking on the subject- New World of Data Science for Effective Public System Delivery from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

On August 3, 2022: S Sivakumar, Pravesh Sharma, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, and Aparna Bijapurkar will be speaking on the subject- Future of Food Systems I Income and Employment from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

On August 4, 2022: V Anantha Nageswaram, Vineet Rai, Anurag Behar, R. Venkataramanan, and Rohini Nilekani will be discussing the topic- Big Society! Compact to Deliver Sustainable Development from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

On August 5, 2022: Priya Naik, Aliva Das, Kanika Verma, Karuna Bhatia, and Alice Gugulev will be speaking on the subject- Ignorance is No Bliss: Manifesto for Millennial Action from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

On August 6, 2022: Shyamal Santra, Rajan Sankar, and Purnima Menon will be discussing the topic- Nutrition Security for India: The Agriculture and Community Unlock from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

On August 7, 2022: Neelesh Misra, Anubha Bhonsle, and Lyndee Prickitt will be speaking on the subject- Giving Voice to Issues on Margins and or Marginalised: What can Media Do Right? From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

On the final day of the conference, August 8, 2022, the agenda includes conferences on these 5 topics throughout the day:

Topic of Discussion

Speakers

Time

Sustainable Rural Growth: Pathway to Resilient Future

NN Sinha, Charanjit Singh, Nita Kejrewal, MS Sriram

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

India’s Net-Zero Resolve: Complementary and Competing Roles of Bazar, Samaj, Sarkar

Mridula Ramesh, Shweta Shrinivasan, Santosh Singh, Shrashtant Patara, Harish Hande

12:00 to 1:00 PM

The Future of Civil Society

Sanjiv J Phansalkar, Dhruvi Shah, Apoorva Oja, Neelima Khetan

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Gender Justice for Present Times: Impact of Connected, Aspirational, Mobility in Rural Society

Suneeta Dhar, Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Anand Sinha

3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Bending Emerging Disruptive Technologies for Prosperity Pathways in Bharat

Carlos Ahumada, Madan Padaki, Kiran Gopal Vaska

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

To learn more about the India Rural Colloquy, visit this link- https://www.trif.in/india-rural-colloquy/ or watch the video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQOhZTNECbI

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