Director Charities Aid Foundation (IN)
In August 2017, India turned 70 years old, but it still remains young with more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. By 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years. The time is of critical essence, as India requires strategic investments in upscaling of resources such as education, skills and the need to reinvent its ongoing education policies so as to make effective utilisation of this demographic dividend which will soon fizzle away in the second half of the century.
The aspirations in form of education-technology led start-ups and initiatives are primarily paving the way for a new world order in the education sector. These emerging and rapid developments are also being closely tracked by investors who are extending immense support in terms of funding. However this immense potential needs to be mapped and supported by an enabling environment. This workshop will focus on some of the pertinent challenges and opportunities as seen by Corporates in the Education sector in India. The session will also engage corporates to understand their perspectives and efforts around promoting sustainable and scalable solutions in education.
- How can collaboration with educational institutes, academia result into the creation of impact and outcome metrics which will be useful for the scalability and accountability of the projects?
- How are corporates identifying the priorities in the education sector? What are the collaborative models being adopted and implemented by them?
- How are companies aligning with Government on programs to realize wider objectives of existing education system and identify local needs of communities?