Delhi: The School of Policy and Governance conducted the next series of their Executive Education Programs in India. The executive programs on Gender and Policy have been scheduled for two days; 23rd&24thFebruary in Delhi. The speakers includedhighly-acclaimed academics and practitioners from India and across the world. The agenda for these activities was to share, discuss and explore thoughts and views on the current state of Indian policy on gender.
The program was in partnership with the Sydney based University of New South Wales (UNSW), and UN Women and focused on the overview of gender policy across the last four decades, creating understanding of the relevant policies and gaps that need to be addressed. The program emphasized more on workshops and case studies to make it inclusive and engaging.
The two-day series saw highly acclaimed practitioners from India and around the world come together and share their views. The Speakers includedDr Tanya Jakimow, Senior Lecturer of Development Studies at the University of New South Wales, Karuna Nundy, prominent constitutional, commercial and media lawyer in India, Dr Meera Velayudhan, who has been has been involved in gender studies since its inception in India in early 1980s, Nishtha Satyam, who heads Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact and Public Relations for UN Women, Subarna Ghosh, academic-activist, Sona Sharma, Director Programmes, Population Foundation of IndiaandVrinda Grover, lawyer, researcher, and human rights and women’s rights activist, Madhavi Goradia Divan,An advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India on a range of subjects which include constitutional law, media law and environment law. Nilanjana Sengupta, a researcher and practitioner in the space of gender and development and MasoomaRanalvi, Law graduate from the Government Law College, Mumbai and has a diploma in Women Leadership and Management, from the University of Bradford, UK.
Ruchir Punjabi, Chair of the School of Policy and Governance, stated: “One of the most powerful ways to address the gender issues faced in our society is to ensure that people are aware of the laws, policies, rights they are entitled to and their implications. We at SPG are confident that the interactions with some of the experts on this issue will go a long way in providing our participants the opportunity to learn and understand the way gender policies can better shape our civil society.”