Agenda RISE World Summit 2022

RISE World Summit (#RWS), one of a kind co-created and co-located convening of thought leaders, experts and learners that influence action and outcomes on the SDGs for the year ahead! RWS is our flagship annual conference of the RISE PECOworld community and we are into our 9th year of our efforts to catalyse the development sector!

RISE World Summit (RWS) brings together corporate groups, government, bi-laterals, institutes and Women Social Green (WSG) Enterprises to work together towards a better tomorrow based on synergistic objectives and action that:

a) go beyond knowledge sharing to engagement and collaboration 

b) design solutions that leverage strengths and resources

c) bring down costs of discovery, outreach, execution and delivery.  

Widening your #CirclesOfEngagement to create #CentresOfImpact.  

After all, for a #BetterWorld and a #GreenerPlanet , It Takes Action …… and Collaboration! 

ROUNDTABLES - #BreakthroughInteractions @RWS22

Financial Literacy: Community Financial Well-Being: Swedish Institute & Tata Capital 11:30-13:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Financial Literacy is one of the most crucial lifelong skills that every individual should have for financial independence. The world is undergoing a dramatic transformation in this digital age. Despite the extended digital communications, a significant proportion of the population lack financial literacy, especially in rural areas. The objective being incorporating this skill at the community level in various sections of the population by engaging CSR, Academic Organizations, and Youth leaders to achieve the financial well-being of all.

Climate & Disaster Resilience in a Changing World 14:30-16:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

In this hour of climate emergency, the survival of the human race on Earth entirely depends on our actions. Vulnerability to extreme climate events is now increasing with population growth and migration. The number of disasters, including pandemics, has increased by 5X over the 50-year period, driven by climate change and more extreme weather. And assessing the future cost of climate-change impacts is challenging. How can we engage our community to start with a green thumb and be proactively involved in a pro-earth lifestyle? How to instil responsibility towards our planet in youth? How do create disaster-resilient communities?

Healthcare Innovations to overcome Health Disparities 20:30-22:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations. Health disparity population groups include racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, and individuals residing in rural areas. Appropriate technologies must be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and easily accessible to those who need them. How can we identify and commit to reducing disparities in health and in its determinants, including social determinants? What are some health innovations in the recent past that can be scaled across communities? To be effective, an innovation must provide an improvement over current quality of care for a health disparity population by overcoming one or more of the barriers. These include: Physical Barriers, Knowledge Barriers, Infrastructure Barriers, Economic Barriers and Cultural Barriers.

Diversity-driven Innovation 17:30-19:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Innovation is the need of the hour if we have to achieve the sustainable development goals Agenda 2030, and Diversity will be the facilitator and growth driver. Time to change Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to Innovation and Diversity. How do we change the outlook of Diversity from a compliance mindset to a ‘Driver of Growth’ mindset? How to change the conversations of inclusion from nice to do to need to do?

Agriculture: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Global South 17:30-19:30 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

Achieving food security in the Global South is crucial and can lead to improvements in public health and increased economic growth. However, there are inherent challenges like, changing cities, population growth, global market fluctuations, poverty, social inequalities and injustices and natural resource depletion. As the world population continues to grow. Much more effort and innovation will be urgently needed in order to sustainably increase agricultural production, improve the global supply chain, decrease food losses and waste, and ensure that all who are suffering from hunger and malnutrition have access to nutritious food. How should we shape our food and society; agriculture and ecology; and economics and policies to build sustainable agriculture and food systems?

Supply Chain Diversity: Building Gender-responsive Value Chain 14:30-16:30 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

The roundtable focuses on Diversity & Inclusion policies and practices across various aspects of the workplace and society to generate long-term opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses (WOBs) to connect with large buyers, including local and multinational corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations

Back to School: Learning Recovery 11:30-13:30 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to the education sector, affecting the access to learning for millions of children. Children have faced tremendous learning loss over the past months, and the millions are at risk of not returning to learning. Children have also been exposed to physical, emotional, and sexual violence, exploitation, and abuse. Let this generation of children be not the “LOST GENERATION”. How can Govt, Corporates, non-profits, and academia come together to make sure children attend/ return to school? What are those critical discussions on topics like policies, protocols, digital content, training, assessments, and infrastructure, that we need to engage in?

Infodemic and Media Literacy: The Problem Before Policymakers 20:30-22:30 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

Media literacy is one of the most misinterpreted terms in recent years. Although the term has enjoyed more than 50 years of existence, the past decade of politics and the past two years of health miscommunication—specifically, in response to something the WHO called “infodemic”. At what levels must media literacy operate? Do some demographics need it more urgently than others? Do we need a specific policy for media literacy, and if so, what must that policy entail and encompass? What specific outcomes must be envisioned? What method will work: What method of delivery can resolve the problem of access? Idobro Impact Solutions, India

Youth Changemakers shaping Policy and Programs 09:00-11:00 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

Young people are full of fresh ideas, new perspectives, and a native-like approach to the newest technologies and trends. Youth is not only dreaming of a better future but actively participating in creating it. It is crucial to include them in reflections and decision-making policies, processes and programs that directly affect them. Building a world for them, with them. How can the role of youth be strengthened towards achieving success in SDG’s?

Right-Skilling and Digital Transformation for the upcoming Automation Age 11:30-13:30 IST on Saturday, February 5th, 2022

The fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to disrupt entire industries and trigger massive job loss through technological innovations, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and 3D printing. What are future organizations going to look like? What are future capabilities and skills required? How to understand the future roles and skills needed by our workforce? How to transition the workforce into these new roles?

Evidence on Child Rights: Data, Research and Policy 09:00-11:00 IST on Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Children’s rights are human rights that are accustomed explicitly to the children needs, wants and overall well-being. They take into account their fragility, specificities and age-appropriate requirements. Children’s rights aim to take into account the necessity of the development of a child.

Prioritizing SDGs and Exploring Linkages 14:30-16:30 IST on Saturday, February 5th, 2022

The 17 SDGs, adopted by 127 countries in 2016, cover a gamut of environmental, social and economic concerns of the world. While SDGs are vast, it is important that the 17 goals are studied and implemented by addressing the connections between these goals. Exploring and documenting co-benefits to meet the targets by desired timelines are important. National strategy to implement these and measure co-benefits can be reviewed, since what gets measured, gets implemented. While monitoring of projects and SDG goals are a national activity, at times assessment of impacts between SDGs gets overlooked. A discussion on how to navigate this complex activity needs to be brought forth in government, academia and within UN agencies. Innovation: The need of the hour at present to address prioritised challenges of water, climate change, poverty and environmental pollution in India is innovation. Innovation by industry, government and citizens will enable meeting SDGs in time. This part of the symposium will enable national and UK industry, citizens groups and government to come together to discuss and showcase examples and strategies for innovation. Diversity: One of key aspects that tie implementation of SDGs is bringing diverse groups together to create change. Women, state level representatives, differently abled and marginalised groups need to be given key stakeholder positions in SDG implementation. This part of the symposium will address how to tap diverse groups and bring them to mainstream activities and projects for SDGs.


Socio-emotional skills for Youth and Youth-based Programs 17:30-19:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Social-emotional skills are essential for connecting with others! They help us manage our emotions, build healthy relationships, and feel empathy. How to recognize, assess and develop social-emotional skills? How do we create programs such that we build these life-critical skills in our youth?

Volunteer Management 11:30-13:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Volunteers make up an essential part of a nonprofit’s workforce. Volunteer management refers to the process of creating systems for recruitment, training, engagement, and coordination of volunteers. How do we prepare to involve volunteers? Where can we recruit volunteers? What are the best practices and guidelines required to manage your volunteer workforce?

Speaking with Confidence 20:30-22:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

More and more professionals are trying their hand at public speaking and for good reason: speaking at industry events is a great way to become known as an expert in your field and get your message in front of large crowds. Most people are afraid of speaking in public, but effective oral communication is a key skill in business. What are some simple communication tools and strategies that are easy to use and produce immediate results? How to sound more confident? How can we use body language to better express ideas, and overcome anxiety?

Fundraising for Non-Profits 14:30-16:30 IST on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Two broad groups of NGOs are identified by the World Bank: operational NGOs, which focus on development projects; and advocacy NGOs, which are organized to promote particular causes. As non-profit organizations, NGOs rely on a variety of sources for funding projects, operations, salaries, and other overhead costs. What are the various funding sources available? How to prioritize, strategize and sustain funding? What are some best practices?

Value creation for Social Impact 09:00-11:00 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

Leaders have to understand the need to embrace a more value-focused, stakeholder-based approach. Instead of Shareholder value, the emphasis should be on Creating Value for all Stakeholders, a concept that nests at the core of Ethical Capitalism. When implemented in letter and spirit, this leads to a significant social impact. The program will highlight the seven sets of stakeholders in every enterprise and look at the simultaneous achievement of their aspirational needs using the 4W - 1H model, which lies at the heart of the Quadruple Bottom Line. If we are to achieve the goals of the SDGs and achieve Global Parity, if we are to attempt to reverse the ravages of the Climate Crisis, then Creating Value through Social Impact stands out as one of the significant strategies in these efforts. This workshop will attempt to introduce the ideas of Value Creation for Social Impact and stimulate thought processes that can make interventions more impactful in their application.

Towards Inclusion: Disability Awareness Games 17:30-19:30 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

Trinayani’s Towards Inclusion workshop is a unique and out-of-the-box workshop that opens the minds of people towards tolerance, kindness, and empathy. It endeavors to reach out to the audience to step out of restricted boxes and amalgamate with people who live different lives with them. One of its significant attributes is the usage of a toolkit called the Trinayani’s Towards Inclusion Disability Awareness 6-in-1 card Game kit that has an array of six different types of games that are based on fun and familiar games which we all have played in our lives. Each card game focuses on busting myths, building knowledge, addressing stereotypes, biases and changing attitudes to slowly and steadily erase the compartments that bifurcate our society into ‘us’ and ‘them’. Join us to build a community that not only shares space in this world but also shares thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and values to learn and gain something new, different, and life-changing, each and every day.

Communication and Storytelling 11:30-13:30 IST on Friday, February 4th, 2022

Storytelling can be described as the art of communication using stories and narratives. Why is storytelling an effective way to frame communication and influence behavior? How to weave our communication to include storytelling? What are some tools available to effectively use storytelling in our organizations?

Negotiation & Cultural Connectivity 14:30-16:30 IST on Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Negotiations are conversations aimed at reaching an agreement. It is important to understand that different cultures reach agreements in different ways. One culture may look at the negotiation process totally different than another. There are several areas where cultural differences impact negotiating. In this workshop, you’ll find answers and toolkits to questions like -- How do you connect with different cultures? How to use this cultural connection towards better negotiation?

Data Management and Digital Transformation of Organizations 09:00-11:00 IST on Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Nonprofits and other social organizations thrive by establishing strong relationships with their supporters and beneficiaries. A comprehensive nonprofit data-management strategy contributes significantly to the success of engagement with their stakeholders. Data management covers pretty much the entire lifecycle of the data. We often talk about how digital transformation today is crucial for small and midsize businesses, regardless of industry, but social organizations have a particular necessity to embrace technology implementations within their organizations. Digital transformation is needed to have better operational functions that allow you to cut waste, create value and increase efficiency. How do we acquire the data we need? How do we access the Digital Maturity of the organization? How do we build collaborations and capacity for this transformation?

Sustainable Tourism: How to get started? 11:30-13:30 IST on Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Sustainable tourism is a concept that covers the complete tourism experience, including concern for economic, social, and environmental issues as well as attention to improving tourists' experiences and addressing the needs of host communities. What are some challenges related to sustainable tourism? What are the best practices used to overcome those challenges? How can we create venues for sustainable tourism in the digital age?