Indians for Collective Action (ICA) supports social development in India by partnering with non-government organizations (NGOs). ICA is dedicating its 50th anniversary to social entrepreneurs with a Conference and Expo for NGOs in India and the US, giving them an opportunity to make new connections with donors, volunteers, and sister organizations.

OCTOBER 20TH, SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

Non-profit Conference and Expo

12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
EXPO HALL OPEN 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Agenda

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
1:00 – 2:00 PM
KEYNOTE - DR. BHARAT VATWANI
2:15 – 3:15 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION SESSION I
ENVIRONMENT
Moderator: Satej Chaudhary
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, EMPOWERMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY
Moderator: Sonia Mehta
HEALTH I
Moderator: Dr. Sriram Shamasunder, UCSF
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
Moderator: Radhika Shah, Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs
3:15 – 4:15 PM
COFFEE BREAK / ICA TALKS IN EXPO HALL
4:15 – 5:15 PM
PANEL DISCUSSIONS SESSION II
HEALTH II
Moderator: Dr. Sriram Shamasunder, UCSF
EDUCATION
Moderator: Talat Hasan
WOMEN'S ISSUES: HEALTH & VIOLENCE
Moderator: TBD
5:30 – 6:30 PM
KEYNOTE
6:30 – 7:30 PM
EXPO HALL: NETWORKING, WINE AND UNWIND
7:30 – 9:30 PM
DINNER, ENTERTAINMENT AND AWARD CEREMONY
(ICA’s 50 Years, Honorees)

Honorees

 

Keynote

Dr. Bharat Vatwani

Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation

Dr. Vatwani a psychiatrist won this year’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for his tremendous courage and healing compassion in embracing India’s mentally-afflicted destitute. He was recognized for his steadfast and magnanimous dedication to the work of restoring the human dignity of even the most ostracized.

Dr. Vatwani along with his wife Dr. Smitha, conceptualized and founded Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation in 1988. This NGO is dedicated to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and reunify wandering mentally-ill destitute from the streets of India with their families. In the last 30 years, Shraddha, under the pioneering leadership of Dr. Vatwani has reunited more than 7000 mentally-ill destitute with their families.

Inspired by the legendary social worker Baba Amte, Shraddha set up a huge Rehabilitation Center in 2006 on a 6.5-acre plot of land in Karjat, on the outskirts of Mumbai. At any given time, 120 plus mentally-ill destitute are treated and cared for, before being reunited with their families.

Speakers

 

Partners

Sponsorship

ICA Golden Jubilee Conference (GJC) sponsorship will help set the agenda for social development in India for the next decade. Your support will go a long way promote the important development work that is being done in India in the areas of Education, Health, Women’s empowerment, Clean water and sanitation, Disaster relief and others. You can sponsor this event at one of the levels below:

 

This event celebrates the successes and achievements of social activists and grass-roots non-governmental
organizations in India for last 50 years.

 

For more info contact Abhay Bhushan at akbhushan@aol.com, 650­.868.6645.
Please mail donation check(s) to ICA Treasurer (GJC Fund), 3838 Mumford Place, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA.

Bill Pay Check mailing service can be used to send checks to ICA Treasurer (GJC Fund).
Please write “ICA GJC Fund” in the Memo line.