India's leading philanthropy event, Dasra Philanthropy Week was held from 27 February to 4 March 2017 in Mumbai. The week saw over 400 attendees (leading development practitioners, experienced philanthropists and dynamic social entrepreneurs) come together to strengthen the philanthropic movement, debate and discuss critical development issues and accelerate social change in India. The week began with Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program (DSILP): 41 social sector leaders celebrated their achievements as they graduated from the final module of the DSILP, which centered on unique challenges around managing complexity and sustainability in growing organizations.
On March 3, at the Dasra Philanthropy Week, USAID, Kiawah Trust, and Dasra launched the “10to19: Dasra Adolescents Collaborative” to empower more than five million adolescents in India by 2021. The new collaborative will reach out to girls and boys between ages 10-19 years and will work directly with adolescents to help girls stay in school; delay their age at marriage; improve awareness about gender-based violence, nutrition, menstrual hygiene, reproductive rights; increase employment opportunities; and improve decision-making skills.
On the last day, over 130 seasoned philanthropists including Anu Aga, Rati Forbes, Amit Chandra and Rishad Premji shared their experiences and offered their recommendations on how to create more meaningful impact.
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