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development dialogue 2015 kailash sathyarthi keynote speech

"Rather than giving solution, what we need is infrastructure which allows others to create solution on it and that is the co creation aspect" –

Nandan Nilekani, DD 2018.

highlights from development dialogue 2017

We take you through a day at DD 2017 that starts with registration, the kick off, and features keynote panels, sector panels, roundtables, workshops, mentor meets, catalyst pitches, and cultural presentations.


development dialogue 2016 keynote session profmuhammadyunusspeech

Prof. Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Laureate, Founder of Grameen Bank and the pioneer of the microcredit concept. In this video, he talks of transforming the lives of impoverished people through a viable social business model.



 Keynote Panels mr ashank desai mastek limited mr raju reddy kakatiya sandbox mr sundar kamath sanmina corp mr rajiv prakash

Envisioning the Future: One of the most invigorating Keynote Panels till date. "In many ways, you are getting a really good glimpse of the future right here in the Sandbox ecosystem. This element of addressing social challenges through an entrepreneurial mindset is very powerful, and it absolutely works." - Raju Reddy.


development dialogue 2015 kailash sathyarthi keynote speech

Nobel Peace Prize winner and children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi shares his wisdom at DD 2015. Here's what he had to say about the Deshpande Foundation: "You are linking education, knowledge, technology, and entrepreneurship with farmers, which is very important in India" – Kailash Sathyarthi.



Development Dialogue 2013 keynote speakers were mr ratan tata- chairman tata group mrs sudha murty chairperson Infosys foundation mr n.r narayana murthy chairman emeritus infosys dr raghunath

DD 2013's Keynote Address featuring Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, and Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande. Mr. Ratan Tata took a moment to appreciate the Deshpande Foundation: "Here's an organization that is really making a difference. I've been struck by the fact that you've given a sense of belonging, pride, and dignity to communities. I've really been moved."





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