The year 2020 has posed significant challenges to the socioeconomic and cultural fabric of India. Businesses shut down, communities locked down, and worse still, many people lost their lives. Civil society leaders have come through with timely and sustained interventions, while also grappling with the effects of the pandemic on their own organisations — in the form of fundraising challenges, mental health and wellness concerns, regression on programme indicators, and lack of preparedness for switching to digital platforms.
Just as India’s industrial, scientific, and media landscapes have benefitted from widespread adoption of transformational digital technologies, the social sector requires increased innovation and innovative practices to achieve scale. Responding to the need for this platform, the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University convened its first Social Innovation Summit in 2019, gathering more than 200 leaders from nonprofit organisations, ecosystem partners, foundations, and social enterprises in Mumbai.
Since March, the coronavirus crisis has pushed India’s social sector to adapt and reimagine its current and future needs. In turn, CSIP has also adapted and reimagined our second annual Social Innovation Summit. At #SIS2020, we will come together online to explore “Technologies for Resilience” with innovators from across India and around the world.
In light of COVID-19 concerns and to meet the growing demand for this conversation, #SIS2020 will be a free virtual convening — open to anyone interested exploring and expanding the intersection of technology and civil society in today’s India.
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