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Announcing the publication of Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar – A Citizen-First Approach by Rohini Nilekani

An invitation to re-examine the role of an engaged and active Samaaj Bengaluru, Thursday, July 21, 2022: This August will mark the publication of Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar: A Citizen-First Approach by Rohini Nilekani, a leading philanthropist, journalist and writer. The book showcases Nilekani’s learnings from her civic engagement and philanthropy over three decades. She advocates that the […]

Jul 21, 2022 | Others

Schemes to Systems: Samaaj led Welfare Delivery Models

Rohini’s keynote at Indus Action’s Schemes to Systems conference. Philanthropist, Rohini Nilekani stresses on how the voice of Samaaj should be amplified and understood, while reducing the administrative gaps. Thank you to Indus action and all the people gathered here. A special namaskar to the two senior politicians here – Dr Palanivel Thiagarajan ji and […]

Apr 11, 2022 | Keynote

The Dialogic Method & Uncommon Grounds: Dialogic Processes for Dispute Resolution in the Social Sphere

Can the Dialogic Method be a means of empowerment, dispersed capacity for conflict resolution and problem-solving, and a way of creating community-oriented, win-win-win solutions? These possibilities emerge from a recent (2022) research conducted by VikasAnvesh Foundation for Kshetra / Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. The study, titled “Dialogic spaces for dispute resolution in the social sphere,” aimed […]

Apr 4, 2022 | Report

#DPW2022 | Building Philanthropic Infrastructure A clarion call for India to step up

While India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world in the last decade, its growth story needs to be more inclusive. Over the last 5-6 years, the Indian philanthropy sector has shown interesting trends across funder segments – CSR, retail, and family philanthropy. On the one hand, the pandemic affected the […]

Mar 22, 2022 | Panel

Rohini Nilekani Receives Philanthropist of the Year 2020-21 Award from ASSOCHAM

Aligned with global business practices in fostering the concept of Responsible Corporate Citizenship, ASSOCHAM recognizes organizations and individuals that adopt innovative practices on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Taking a step forward, the ASSOCHAM continues to carry the legacy of a decade with “10th Responsible Organization / Social Responsible Individual Excellence Awards 2020-21.” A high-powered jury headed by Justice […]

Mar 16, 2022 | Others

Video | Working with Young Men & Boys in India

In order to further engage with people on the topic of building a gender-equitable society, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies (RNP) has released this new video. The video showcases why it is important to include boys and men in gender work and features interviews with various individuals from around the world who are working towards this goal. […]

Mar 2, 2022 | Others

The Virus has Reinvented Philanthropy in India

The recent announcement of Susmita and Subroto Bagchi, together with Radha and N.S. Parthasarathy, donating ₹425 crore to set up a postgraduate medical school, along with a multi-speciality 800-bed hospital, at Indian Institute of Science’s (IISC’s) Bengaluru campus is terrific news. Much like the vaccine, this singular shot in the arm for Indian philanthropy will […]

Feb 21, 2022 | Article

Networks of Care: Partnerships for Relief and Support during the COVID-19 Second Wave in Karnataka

Abstract In 2020, India witnessed a national lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, heavily impacting access to food and livelihoods, particularly for the country’s most vulnerable groups. An estimated hundred million workers lost their jobs between April – May 2020 due to the imposition of the lockdown. In 2021, the second wave of COVID-19 […]

Feb 1, 2022 | Report