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Charcha 2020: Solving India's most pressing problems
46 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
How Will Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Look in Post-COVID World?
How will water, sanitation and hygiene look like in the post coronavirus world? And how are the governments expected to address such issues? This is Vanita Suneja from WaterAid India in conversation with G Mathivathanan, Principal Secretary, of Urban Development for the Govt of Odisha, Akhila Shivadas, from the Centre for Advocacy and Research, Manvita Baradi from the Urban Management Centre in Ahmedabad, and Sandeep Khare from Vigyan Foundation. Music: Big Bang Fuzz
19 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Can We Empower Citizens Without Land Rights?
The recent exodus of migrant workers that we witnessed in the initial days of the lockdown is closely linked to land and property rights. A majority of the rural population is still landless, can anybody hope to empower citizens without land, property and safe housing? What compelled such large number of people to migrate to the cities in the first place? Ashif Shaikh, founder of Jan Sahas a community-based organisation, founded in 2000 to protect human rights of socially excluded communities talks about his work on land and property rights for the rural masses. Music: Big Bang Fuzz
49 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
How Can The Healthcare Sector Mitigate the COVID Impact?
With limited resources in place in this pandemic, the need of the hour is for the public and private sector to come together to make our healthcare more robust. While COVID-19 overwhelms the entire health system, vulnerable groups with non-COVID-19 health issues also face the brunt of this overload. How can we mitigate the impact on them and ensure access to healthcare? This is Dr Shailendra Hedge from Piramal Swasthya, in conversation with renowned surgeon Devi Shetty and Ashoka Alexander, Founder-Director of The Antara Foundation, a non-profit focused on public health delivery. Music: Big Bang Fuzz
37 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
How Can the Future of Courts be Re-Imagined?
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended a lot of our systems necessitating us to innovate in newer ways of working around existing structures. Indian Courts are one of those institutions that post the lockdown have been forced to look at what potential changes need to happen and how the future can be re-imagined. What are some of the opportunities that are being explored in courts so that justice can be served better? This is Supriya from Agami, in conversation with Justice Ravindra Chavan, former Judge at the Bombay High Court and Sajan Poovayyah, Senior Advocate from Bangalore. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
44 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
How Are Non-Profits Rehabilitating Themselves in this Pandemic?
One terrible consequence of this pandemic, is that it will reverse some of the good work that the social sector put into into uplighting people from poverty and giving them a life of dignity. The social sector that has been so crucial in this moment of crisis, is equally hit like other sectors. And it’s important for them to be heard so they can be empowered in the process of recovery. In this episode of Charcha 2020, leaders from some of India’s biggest non-profits talk about how COVID-19 impacted their functioning and what are they doing to deal with it. This is Ujwal Thakar, ex-CEO, Pratham Education in conversation with Dr. Madhav Chavan, Co-founder and President of Pratham, Safeena Husain, Founder of Educate Girls, Matthew Spacie, Founder & Executive Chairman of Magic Bus and Shridhar Venkat, CEO of the Akashaya Patra Foundation. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
55 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
What Are The Challenges of Reporting in a Pandemic?
The Quint and The Nudge brings to you Charcha 2020 — a platform for India's development sector to come together and engage on the most pressing human development challenges on issues of gender, policy, law, climate change, social development and much more. The role of journalists is critical in a pandemic as it is in any moment of crisis. It's not just about bringing information to the masses but also about holding up a mirror to all the citizens and extending justice to the last mile. What are the challenges of reporting in this pandemic? What kind of paradigm shifts is journalism witnessing as physical movements of people remain restricted? This is Gaurav Jain, from Agami an organisation that inspires and enables ideas for law and justice in conversation India's top journalists Faye D'Souza and Barkha Dutt. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
36 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
How Do We Build a Compassionate Post-Covid Economy?
The pandemic has only widened the economic and social disparities, it’s made the gap between the privileged and underprivileged even more visible. But how do we address these existing vulnerabilities and build a more compassionate economy for sustainable development? This is Gaurav Gupta the Asia Director of Dalberg Advisors in conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, and Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director from UN Women. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
61 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Climate Change an Equal Catastrophe Like COVID-19, How Can India Recover?
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged lives and livelihoods, but while we focus to get our economies back in shape, we are forgetting Climate Change that’s been having an equally catastrophic effect on us. How India recover its economy with a green and inclusive growth? What is the role of finance in ensuring that we achieve sustainable development? In this podcast, Mahua Acharya who leads the Asian Operation of the Climate Policy Initiative talks to Harish Hande who works for SELCO Foundation which pushes for sustainable energy, Saurabh Kumar, from Energy Efficiency Services Limited that works on energy efficiency projects including electric mobility, gas based cooling, Stig Traavik, Special Envoy for Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative, which engages with tropical forests in the policy level and Vineet Rai, founder of Avishkar Group, that provides opportunities to help those in the lower economic strata. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
28 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
How Can The Post-Pandemic Rural Economy be Self-Sufficient Again?
The Quint and The Nudge brings to you Charcha 2020 - A platform for India's development sector to come together and engage on the most pressing human development challenges on issues of gender, policy, law, climate change, social development and much more. The COVID-19 pandemic has surely triggered a crisis in India’s rural sector and in the lives of daily wage workers who have been pushed to the brink of joblessness and starvation. In this podcast Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronnie Screwvala, and Parmesh Shah, the Global Lead of Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Jobs at World Bank talks about how the rural economy can be made self-sufficient again. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
47 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Is There Gender Equality in Policy Making?
The Quint and The Nudge brings to you Charcha 2020 - A platform for India's development sector to come together and engage on the most pressing human development challenges on issues of gender, policy, law, climate change, social development and much more. Is there gender equality in policy making? How do we take the gender lens to policy response and how do we prevent gender-based violence in the time of the coronavirus pandemic?In this podcast, Sarah Jacob who's a journalist and anchor at NDTV will be in conversation with Trisha Shetty, social activist and lawyer and Nishtha Sathyam, the youngest woman to represent UN Women among 193 countries, and a trained economist and policy expert. Tune in! Music: Big Bang Fuzz
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