While so much has been written about the COVID crisis and how life will never be the same again, there is little or no attention on a sector that is considered as one of India’s largest employers. It has been estimated that there are more than 3 million NGOs of all sizes and shapes that exist and that close to 30% of them will be shut down or rendered irrelevant by the end of this financial year 20-21. Read more about how NGOs can rediscover themselves and ensure long term survival in my article in the July issue of Civil Society magazine.
A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
I have spent the best part of my adult life (of nearly 26 years) with indigenous tribal communities. These are easily the best years of my life. The experiences that I have had, the lessons learnt, the wonderful men and women that I have met and known, the knowledge that I have gained – all this are something that i cherish. Much of this has found a place in my books & articles, both in Kannada and English and recently I was interviewed for the All India Radio, Mysuru. Listen to the recordings here:
There is so much interest amongst the younger generation in India for public policy. I have been involved in running workshops and teaching seminars across the country for more than a decade now and i find the interest only increasing. Prestigious schools like IIMs, National Law Schools and IITs too have joined this club and it augurs well to learn of the setting up of several policy schools across the country. While the quality of faculty in several of them are yet to be of the required standard, one feels happy that this growing interest is being met through formal