AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Re-imagining Education Post COVID-19

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and India

Date & time

07 May 2020



07 May 2020


About this event

Re-imagining Education Post COVID-19
Emerging Trends that will Outlive the Pandemic and How We Can Prepare for Them

Thursday, 7 May 2020
4:00 – 5:00pm (IST)

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The ongoing closure of schools across the country has compelled the education system to evolve rapidly and rely on technology-based interventions. Indian states are employing all possible channels to maintain
continuity in education – online classrooms, WhatsApp, Radio, and Television.

While these measures were born out of necessity, they might be here to stay. This might be the start of an era that necessitates the convergence of technology and education in a way that has never been witnessed before.

Key Takeaways:

  • What will the new education world look like?
  • What are some of the challenges that the Education sector will face?
  • How should we prepare our education system for the forthcoming challenges?
Apoorva Murari, (Moderator)
Head- Education,
International Innovation Crops

Apoorva leads the Education vertical at the International Innovation Corps. Her previous experiences in education span governance consulting,  policy implementation, and program management spanning organizations like Samagra, Teach For India, and Indus Action across the country. She is a Chevening Scholar and graduated from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex in 2017. She is interested in the challenges of early childhood education and nutrition, and effective public governance.

Lokesh Kumar Jatav,
Commissioner, Rajya Shiksha Kendra and Secretary,
School Education Department, Madhya Pradesh

Lokesh Kumar Jatav is the Commissioner, Rajya Shiksha Kendra and Secretary, School Education Department,  Madhya Pradesh. He is primarily responsible for the implementation of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan in the state.

He has been at the forefront of several initiatives in education in the state, such as the Gyanarjan Project, Mandla and Project 100 Kalam. He has also received several accolades for his public reform initiatives.

Gouri Gupta,
Head- Education Technology,
Central Square Foundation.

Gouri currently leads the area of Education Technology at the Central Square Foundation.

Prior to joining CSF, Gouri was part of the early leadership team at the National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP created with the objective of funding private sector initiatives in the skill development space. At the Corporation, Gouri worked on identifying opportunities for investments, developing the research base for skills, and conceptualizing and implementing state-level projects. Prior to the NSDC, Gouri was a Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group and did extensive work in the Financial Services domain across areas of strategy, operations, and transformation.

Gouri is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Mansi Kasliwal,
Head- Social Initiatives,
Byju’s- Think and Learn

Mansi currently leads the social initiatives at Byju’s- Think and Learn. Prior to this, she has spent the last 8 years in the social sector as founder and CEO of UpSkill- an organization working at grassroots level skill training and formal sector employment. During this time her focus has been on creating multi-stakeholder-use digital tools that can help scale teaching, learning, and skilling even in remote areas. Mansi holds a degree in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University and has spent her earlier years working on projects focused on sustainability and livelihoods in the US, UK, and India.

Vinod Karate
Founder and CEO,
The TeacherApp

Vinod Karate is a social entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the Indian education sector. He is the founder and CEO of TheTeacherApp: a not for profit startup focusing on building a world where every teacher will learn and grow anytime anywhere at zero cost. At TheTeacherApp he and his team have created a solution that has the potential to solve the teacher capacity building challenge in India. So far, they have impacted over 3 lakh teachers in India and are building an organization that would impact over 1 million teachers by 2022.

Prior to this Vinod served as a founding team member of STIR Education where he scaled STIR’s unique teacher changemaker model to over 35000 teachers in India and Uganda. Before his exploration in the development sector, Vinod had an 8-year stint in the banking industry and served global banks like Lehman Brothers and Nomura.

He holds a Master’s degree from Delhi School of Economics and is a graduate in Physics from Delhi University

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