The development sector in India has recently witnessed several innovations (many of which are technology-driven), as well as an increase in the resources necessary to create sustainable
change. However, a significant gap between the promise and the achievement of large-scale social development remains. During this session, participants will explore the challenges faced by leaders
from social organizations, government, foundations, etc., and discuss the way forward for these leaders to bridge the gap between vision and impact.
About the speaker:
Dr. Arjav Chakravarti has fulfilled a number of roles in the management and scaling of social organizations, including impact assessment, capacity building, fundraising and operations. He was
most recently a consultant to the Growald Family Fund as well as the Tata Trusts. Prior to that, he headed the Strategy and Impact group at Dasra. Arjav also served as the President of the Boston
chapter of the Association for India’s Development (AID), where he oversaw fundraising, program management and organization building. Before working in the development sector, Arjav was on
the product marketing and software development teams for parallel computing at MathWorks, and also taught two undergraduate computer programming courses at The Ohio State University.
Arjav has an MBA (PGPX) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, a PhD and an MS in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, and a BE in Electronics Engineering from the
University of Mumbai.