Events and conferences

A list of social sector events and conferences spanning CSR, education, health, philanthropy, gender, social enterprises, water and sanitation, impact investing, and more. Currently, we are listing webinars, conferences, trainings, and so on, related to COVID-19.

*Events have been listed chronologically. This list was last updated on July 31st, 2020. If you would like to suggest any edits to this page, or would like us to add something we missed out, please writetous@idronline.org.

Webinars 

July

1. Tomorrow’s liveable cities

  • Theme: Urban development
  • When: 30-31 July (check timings on website)

August

1. A Balancing Act: The Promise and Peril of Big Tech in India

  • Theme: Technology
  • When: 6 August, 6.00 PM-7.30 PM

2. Inclusive Growth Dividend: An Income Transfer Approach to Social Protection

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 6 August, 7.00 PM

COVID-19: Recordings of past webinars

1. 50 Years since the first Earth day: Envisioning a post COVID19 Earth

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 25 March

2. Strategies to Overcome Crisis for MSMEs During COVID-19

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 4 April, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM

3. Rural Distress in India and the Rise of Authoritarianism in the Times of COVID-19, a lecture and conversation with P. Sainath

  • Theme: Rural distress and COVID-19
  • When: 4 April, 8.30 PM

4. Philanthropic Efforts to Battle COVID-19 Around the Corner and Around the World

  • Theme: Philanthropy
  • When: 8 April, 11.30 PM-12.30 AM

5. Another Pandemic: Domestic Violence

  • Theme: Violence against women
  • When: 10 April, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM

6. COVID-19 Pandemic: Voices From Margins

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 10 April, 3 PM

7. National Webinar for Health Practitioners on COVID19: Pathway to Recovery

  • Theme: Health
  • When: 11 April, 3.00 PM-6.00 PM

8. In it together: How citizens can integrate with the government in crisis response

  • Theme: Social action
  • When: 16 April, 7.30 AM-8.30 AM

9. Pandemics and xenophobia

  • Theme: Diversity and inclusion
  • When: 17 April, 5.30 PM-7.00 PM

10. Planning an Effective Response to Crisis: Financial Planning and Managing Teams

  • Theme: Financial and human resource management
  • When: 17 April, 2.30 PM-4.30 PM

11. Protection for Those Who Fuel India

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 17 April, 6 PM

12. COVID induced Rural Distress and Role of Citizens

  • Theme: Rural development, social justice
  • When: 18 April, 11.00 AM-12.30 PM

13. Solidarity during a Humanitarian Crisis

  • Theme: Crisis management
  • When: 18 April, 11.00 AM-12.00 PM

14. COVID-19 and Public Health in India

  • Theme: Public health
  • When: 19 April, 8.30 PM

15. Meals for Those Who Feed India

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 20 April, 6.00 PM

16. Reservation to the right person

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 20 April, 6.00 PM

17. The Disaster That India Never Faced

  • Theme: Crisis management
  • When: 21 April, 6.00 PM

18. Lives and Careers after a Fellowship in times of COVID-19

  • Theme: Careers
  • When: 21 April, 6.00 PM-7.30 PM

19. Coronavirus: India’s Challenge and Response

  • Theme: Government response to the crisis
  • When: 21 April, 8.00 PM-8.30 PM

20. Relationship Fundraising in Times of Coronavirus

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 21 April, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

21. Circles of Kindness: Solidarity During the Pandemic

  • Theme: Community engagement
  • When: 22 April, 6.00 PM

22. How are nonprofits coping with COVID-19?

  • Theme: Social sector response to the crisis
  • When: 22 April, 6.00 PM

23. Protecting Women: A Forgotten Responsibility in the Crisis

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 23 April, 6.00 PM

24. Forgotten: India’s Sex Workers and Transgender People

  • Theme: Diversity and inclusion
  • When: 24 April, 6.00 PM

25. Rebooting rural economy: Policy perspective

  • Theme: Rural development
  • When: 25 April, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

26. Migrant workers in COVID-19 times

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 25 April, 5.00 PM-6.00 PM

27. Innocence in the Age of Corona

  • Theme: Child rights
  • When: 27 April, 6.00 PM

28. Looking Beyond Relief: Engaging With Nature

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 29 April, 6:00 PM

29. Crisis of Care: Feminist Perspectives on the COVID-19 and the Lockdown in India

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 28 April, 12.00 PM

30. Sanitation Workers’ Life, Dignity and Health During the Lockdown

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 28 April, 3.00 PM

31. Falling From a Cliff: The Economics of the Poor

  • Theme: Development economics
  • When: 28 April, 6:00 PM

32. Fundraising Online 2020

  • Theme: Digital fundraising, public engagement, and movement building,
  • When: 29-30 April (check timings on website)

33. Bringing The Online Classroom Alive

  • Theme: Education
  • When: 30 April, 3.00 PM

34. Breaking Point: The Fragility of Civil Liberties in India

  • Theme: Human rights
  • When: 30 April, 6.00 PM

35. Creative dignity

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 1 May, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

36. Rights 2.0: India’s Blindspots

  • Theme: Digital rights
  • When: 1 May, 6.00 PM

37. Storytelling Techniques for the Social Sector

  • Theme: Communication
  • When: 1 May, 7.30 PM

38. Preparing to protect Flood Affected People from COVID-19

  • Theme: Disaster response
  • When: 2 May, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

39. P Sainath: Imagining post-covid Rainfed Agriculture: Learning from the current crisis

  • Theme: Agriculture
  • When: 3 May, 3.00 PM

40. Risky Philanthropy: Direct Cash Transfers as a Response to the Pandemic

  • Theme: Social action
  • When: 4 May, 6.00 PM

41. Cultural Resilience in a Pandemic

  • Theme: Culture
  • When: 5 May, 6.00 PM

42. Evidence in the time of COVID

  • Theme: Impact evaluation
  • When: 7 May, 3.00 PM-4.30 PM

43. Another Pandemic: Intersection of Digital Abuse

  • Theme: Gender, digital rights
  • When: 7 May, 5.00 PM-6.30 PM

44. Re-imagining Social Purpose Organisations through a Technology Lens

  • Theme: Technology
  • When: 8 May, 7.30 PM

45. Seek Sanctuary

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 22 April-8 May (check timings on website)

46. Photoeditors on crisis reportage

  • Theme: Communication
  • When: 9 May, 9.30 PM-10.30 PM

47. Leaders with Purpose – co-creating solutions with Samaj Sarkar and Bazaar

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 11 May, 6.30 PM-8.00 PM

48. 3ie evidence portal: Amplifying the effects of available research

  • Theme: Impact evaluation
  • When: 12 May, 3.00 PM

49. The impact of COVID-19 on informal and migrant workers in India

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 13 May, 1.00 PM- 2.30 PM

50. Strengthening the public health system is in our enlightened self interest

  • Theme: Public health
  • When: 13 May, 5.00 PM-6.30 PM

51. Suspension of key labour laws

  • Theme: Rights
  • When: 13 May, 5.00 PM-7.00 PM

52. Strengthening the influence of civil society

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 14 May, 3.00 PM

53. So the intervention is effective… but what will it cost?

  • Theme: Impact evaluation
  • When: 14 May, 7.30 PM-9.00 PM

54. Charcha 2020

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 14-16 May (check timings on website)

55. Re-imagining the future: Peoples’ agenda for a post COVID economy

  • Theme: Livelihoods, environment
  • When: 15 May, 2.00 PM-4.00 PM

56. Another Pandemic : The Question of Adolescent Wellbeing

  • Theme: Youth
  • When: 15 May, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM

57. Protecting human capital to emerge from the crisis

  • Theme: Human capital
  • When: 15 May, 5.00 PM-6.30 PM

58. Building Organisations for Social Impact at Scale: Insights into ISDM’s PGP in Development Leadership

  • Theme: Development management
  • When: 15 May, 7.30 PM-8.30 PM

59. Labour rights in India – before, during, and after the pandemic

  • Theme: Rights
  • When: 18 May, 2.00 PM-4.00 PM

60. Rebooting Rural Economy of Northeast India

  • Theme: Rural development
  • When: 16 May, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM

61. Migration, Migrants and the Challenges

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 21 May, 5.30 PM-7.00 PM

62. Methodological and practical barriers to integrating cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis into impact evaluations

  • Theme: Impact evaluation
  • When: 21 May, 7.30 PM-9.00 PM

63. Beating hunger: Food distribution amidst lockdown

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 22 May, 5.30 PM-7.00 PM

64. Jaan aur Jahaan: A holistic and contextualised response to COVID-19

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 22 May, 7.30 PM

65. Role of people’s institutions and women’s collectives in uplifting the rural economy of NE India

  • Theme: Rural development
  • When: 23 May, 3.00 PM-5.30 PM

66. On The Frontline: Healthcare Providers and the Infrastructure

  • Theme: Public health
  • When: 23 May, 5.30 PM-7.00 PM

67. Women Warriors: Safety, Security, and Well-being in Times of COVID-19

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 24 May, 5.30 PM-7.00 PM

68. Skilling Today’s Youth With Technology for Workforce 2030

  • Theme: Technology
  • When: 27 May, 6.30 PM

69. Disrupted education: Continuing learning in remote geographies

  • Theme: Education
  • When: 28 May, 5.30 PM-7.30 PM

70. Challenges of farmers: Saving our providers

  • Theme: Agriculture
  • When: 29 May, 5.30 PM-7.30 PM

71. A Snakes and Ladders Approach to Social Change

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 29 May, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

72. Path Ahead For Civil Society Organisations To Adapt, Facilitate & Innovate

  • Theme: Ecosystem development
  • When: 30 May, 3.00 PM

73. Livelihoods amidst lockdown

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 30 May, 5.30 PM-7.30 PM

74. Life in difficult geographies

  • Theme: Diversity and inclusion
  • When: 31 May, 5.30 PM-7.30 PM

75. Way forward: COVID-19 and Indian Agriculture

  • Theme: Agriculture
  • When: 4 June, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

76. Careers in the social sector

  • Theme: Professional development
  • When: 5 June, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

77. Masterclass: Engaging Companies – CSR and Beyond

  • Theme: CSR
  • When: 5 June, 7.00 PM

78. Dealing with the Unknown: Mental Health Challenges during COVID-19

  • Theme: Mental health
  • When: 8 June, 2.00 PM-3.30 PM

79. The need for student empowerment during the time of COVID-19

  • Theme: Youth
  • When: 11 June, 5.00-6.00 PM

80. Ushering in the ecological revolution

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 5-13 June (check timings on website)

81. AVPN virtual conference 2020

  • Theme: Philanthropy
  • When: 8-12 June (check timings on website)

82. Voice for change: What do we, the people, think and do about child labour in India

  • Theme: Child rights
  • When: 12 June, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

83. Building and managing teams in the times of COVID-19: Rebuilding organisations bottom up

  • Theme: Organisation development
  • When: 12 June, 7.00 PM

84. The Impact of COVID-19 on India’s Nonprofit Organisations

  • Theme: Ecosystem development
  • When: 17 June, 6.00 PM

85. Learning Peace Through Exhibits, Arts & Artifacts

  • Theme: Art
  • When: 17 June, 6.30 PM

86. Challenges and way forward for women in new arenas

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 18 June, 3.00 PM

87. Future of public health

  • Theme: Health
  • When: 18 June, 4.00 PM

88. Proposal-writing and other steps to getting grants

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 19 June, 7.00 PM

89. Key FCRA and tax challenges for NGOs and public trusts

  • Theme: Ecosystem development
  • When: 20 June, 11.00 AM-1.00 PM

90. Challenges to refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless people in India

  • Theme: Rights
  • When: 20 June, 5.00 PM-6.30 PM

91. Future of fundraising

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 22 June (check timings on website)

92. The World of Three Zeros – Impact in 2020

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 25 June, 5.00 PM-6.00 PM

93. Approach and solutions for digitization of social purpose organisations in COVID era

  • Theme: Technology
  • When: 26 June, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

94. Future of education

  • Theme: Education
  • When: 3 July (check timings on website)

95. Developing a generation of nonviolent leaders

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 4 July, 8.30 PM-10.00 PM

96. Why the social stock exchange matters for the nonprofit sector

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 9 July, 4.30 PM-6.15 PM

97. Karma Summit: Dialogue for rebuilding our communities

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 22-23 July (check timings on website)

Events

August

1. ILSS 9 day leadership program

  • Theme: Leadership development
  • When: To be decided
  • Where: Delhi NCR

October

1. SFD Week 2020

  • Theme: Sanitation
  • When: 7-9 October
  • Where: Neemli, Rajasthan

Past events

1. gLOCAL Evaluation Week

  • Theme: Monitoring and evaluation
  • When: 1-5 June (check timings on website)

2. Between a Rock and a Hard Place–Reducing Carbon Footprint: The Post COVID-19 Challenge

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 4 June, 11.30 AM-12.30 PM

3. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and the LGBT+ community

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 6 June, 6.00 PM

4. Communicating culture across media

  • Theme: Culture
  • When: 6 June, 7.00 PM

5. COVID-19 & Urbanisation

  • Theme: Urban
  • When: 9 June, 3.00 PM

6. (Re)Building a Better World: Perspectives from Social Intrapreneurs from Brazil and India

  • Theme: Social business
  • When: 9 June, 6.30 PM-7.15 PM

7. COVID-19, Women Workers, and the Healthy Supply Chain

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 9 June, 9.00 PM

8. Working for an inclusive society in the present new reality

  • Theme: Diversity and inclusion
  • When: 10 June, 3.00 PM-4.30 PM

9. Decoding Branding and Digital Marketing for NGOs with ConnectFor

  • Theme: Ecosystem development
  • When: 10 June, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

10. Mainstreaming social intrapreneurship to re-imagine and re-build India

  • Theme: Social business
  • When: 10 June, 4.30 PM-5.45 PM

11. Calibrating response with the #COVIDActionCollab

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 11 June, 3.00 PM-4.30 PM

12. Charting the graph for charitable contributions during and following COVID -19

  • Theme: Philanthropy
  • When: 12 June, 7.00 PM

13. Can the Green Economy power the Post-COVID Economy?

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 13 June, 11.30 AM-12.30 PM

14. Compass 2020

  • Theme: Technology
  • When: 14-17 June (check timings on website)

15. Law, democracy and dissent: Understanding UAPA

  • Theme: Law
  • When: 15 June, 5.00 PM

16. Strategy for NGOs post-lockdown

  • Theme: Organisation development
  • When: 17 June, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

16. India’s next big challenge – water quality – is also its biggest opportunity for change

  • Theme: Water
  • When: 18 June, 4.00-5.00 PM

17. Submarine Conference 2020

  • Theme: Organisation development
  • When: 18-20 June (check timings on website)

18. Private sector engagement for scaling up small water enterprises

  • Theme: Water
  • When: 19 June, 11.00 AM-12.15 PM

19. Challenges and way forward for street and fish vendors

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 19 June, 2.45 PM

20. Prospects for women entrepreneurs in the new normal

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 24 June, 11.30 AM-1.00 PM

21. Virtual volunteering management

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 24 June, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

22. COVID-19 outbreak: On the frontlines

  • Theme: Public health
  • When: 24 June, 6.30 PM

23. Ensuring labour rights and decent work during pandemic

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 25 June, 5.00 PM-6.30 PM

24. Tech4Good Spotlight

  • Theme: Technology
  • When: 4, 10, 24 June (check timings on website)

25. Future of jobs in the social sector

  • Theme: Careers
  • When: 25-26 June (check timings on website)

26. Reimagining adolescent health programmes in times of COVID-19

  • Theme: Youth, health
  • When: 25 and 29 June, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM

27. Impact of COVID-19 on right to education of children of migrant workers

  • Theme: Education
  • When: 26 June, 11.30 AM-12.30 PM

28. Abortion laws in India: Perspectives from the margins

  • Theme: Rights
  • When: 1 July, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

29. Unwavering impact: Prioritizing and navigating investment in adolescents during COVID

  • Theme: Youth
  • When: 2 July, 10 AM-12 PM

30. Mental health chronicles from family practice

  • Theme: Mental Health
  • When: 3 July, 5.00 PM-6.00 PM

31. Safe water, sanitation and health for all during and post COVID-19

  • Theme: Water and sanitation
  • When: 7 July, 6.00 PM-7.30 PM

32. Consultation on the Social Stock Exchange

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 10 July, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM

33. Future of solar pumping sector post COVID-19

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 10 July, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

34. Galvanizing young couple’s access to family planning during and beyond COVID-19

  • Theme: Health
  • When: 10 July, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

35. Why government’s proposal to ban 27 pesticides is a welcome development

  • Theme: Agriculture
  • When: 11 July, 4.00 PM

36. Women’s leadership in the development sector

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 14 July (check timings on website)

37. Prevention of violence against women & children

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 17 July, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

38. Challenges conscious consumer brands face

  • Theme: Organisational development
  • When: 22 July, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

39. International Panel Series: Reskilling and Digitalization

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 23 July, 6.00 PM

40. Providing early childhood care and education solutions in the new normal

  • Theme: Youth, education
  • When: 24 July, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

41. Resilience strategies for nonprofits

  • Theme: Ecosystem development
  • When: 27-29 July, 5.00 PM-7.00 PM

42. Protecting the poor from COVID-19 shock

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 29 July, 5.00 PM

43. Earth Day Network Rain Day Commemoration

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 29 July, 8.00 PM

44. International Panel Series: Sustaining SMEs

  • Theme: Livelihoods
  • When: 30 July, 6.00 PM-7.30 PM

45. Opportunities for Co-Treatment of Septage at Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs)

  • Theme: Sanitation
  • When: 30 July, 4.00 PM
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