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Development Dialogue 2024

About Event

Theme - Ruralyaan: Future-Proofing with Sustainability
"Development Dialogue - 2024" is a significant event organized by the Deshpande Foundation, dedicated to rural transformation for the past 15 years. The theme of this year is inspired by India's successful Chandrayaan mission, metaphorically representing a soft landing in the vast realm of rural sustainability. The conference signifies an innovative journey towards sustainable rural development, emphasizing the enhancement of social infrastructure.
6th Development Dialogue,
@ Nizamabad, Telangana
26th & 27th January 2024
15th Development Dialogue,
@ Hubballi, Karnataka
2nd & 3rd February 2024
DD 2024

Why Attend the Conference ?

Multi-track Conference

Immerse yourself in a dynamic conference featuring multiple tracks, including Agriculture, Education, and Startups. Expert panels will delve into crucial topics such as agri-tech, natural resource management, water conservation, skilling, and social entrepreneurship, offering a comprehensive exploration of diverse sectors.


Elevate your experience as you interact with distinguished speakers, including social entrepreneurs, policymakers, academicians, and other stakeholders dedicated to catalyzing positive change in rural India. Benefit from insightful discussions and gain unique perspectives from thought leaders.

Collaboration Hub

Uncover a robust platform for learning and collaboration. The convergence of experts from various fields creates a rich environment for sharing insights, fostering meaningful connections, and gaining a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in rural development.

Field Visit

Embark on an exclusive journey with a firsthand look at Deshpande Foundation's impactful initiatives in Agriculture, Skilling, and Entrepreneurship. This immersive experience provides a deeper understanding of the foundation's tangible contributions and insights that can be replicated for broader positive impact.

Speakers 2024

Nizamabad Conference

Gururaj Desh Deshpande

Deshpande Foundation

Phanindra Sama

Co-Founder, Kakatiya Sandbox,

Raju Reddy

Co-Founder, Kakatiya Sandbox,
Founder & former CEO, Sierra Atlantic

Jaishree Deshpande

Deshpande Foundation
Speakers 2024

Hubballi Conference

N R Narayana Murthy


Nithin Kamat

Co-founder & CEO,
Zerodha & Rainmatter Foundation

Amit Chandra

Bain Capital

Rachit Parekh


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