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 June 6th, 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 

June

1. Tech4Good Spotlight

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

2. Ushering in the ecological revolution

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

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

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

6. AVPN virtual conference 2020

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

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

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

8. Decoding Branding and Digital Marketing for NGOs with ConnectFor

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

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. The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia

  • Theme: Public health, policy
  • When: 17 April
  • Where: Online

2. Match-based Fundraising during COVID-19

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 18 April
  • Where: Online

3. Bust Your Bias: Caste Discrimination in Today’s India

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 18 April
  • Where: Online

4. Marketing & Fundraising for Not-for-Profit Organisations

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 19 April
  • Where: Online

5. Rebooting rural economy: Grassroots perspectives

  • Theme: Rural development
  • When: 21 April
  • Where: Online

6. Feminist Futures

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 1, 8, 11, 18, 22 April
  • Where: Online

7. Assessing the Degree of COVID-19 impact on Farming Clusters in India, and Suggested Response

  • Theme: Agriculture
  • When: 23 April, 10.30 AM-12.00 PM

8. Women and the Burden of the Pandemic

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 23 April, 6.00-7.00 PM

9. Voices from the Ground: In conversation with key stakeholders to understand the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents

  • Theme: Adolescent rights
  • When: 24 April, 11.00 AM-12.45 PM

10. Cyber democracy

  • Theme: Digital rights
  • When: 24 April, 6.00 PM

11. Masterclass on A Portfolio Approach to Fundraising in times of COVID-19

  • Theme: Fundraising
  • When: 24 April, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

12. Training: Toolkit on Monitoring State Response to Rights of Vulnerable During Covid-19 Lockdown

  • Theme: Social justice, rights
  • When: 17-23 April (check timings on website)

13. Field Diaries

  • Theme: Social action
  • When: 25 April, 11 AM-12 PM

14. Taking the Leap

  • Theme: Social action
  • When: 25 April, 11.30 AM-12.30 PM

15. Net neutrality, access and network capacity in the times of a pandemic

  • Theme: Digital rights
  • When: 25 April, 11.30 AM-1 PM

16. Channelising CSR funds for COVID-19 relief efforts

  • Theme: CSR
  • When: 25 April, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

17. Leading in the Post-Covid World: Thoughts on Emergent Leadership

  • Theme: Leadership
  • When: 28 April, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

18. Crafting Effective and Emotive Ground Stories

  • Theme: Communication
  • When: 30 April, 4.00 PM-4.45 PM

19. The Panjab Dialogues

  • Theme: Culture, development, environment
  • When: 2 May, 11 AM-12.30 PM

20. Indian Judiciary: Role and Responsibilities

  • Theme: Law
  • When: 3 May, 6.00 PM

21. Open session: The Creative Fellowship

  • Theme: Careers
  • When: 4 May, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

22. Queer and trans communities: Safety, livelihood, intimacy under quarantine

  • Theme: Gender and sexuality
  • When: 4 May, 7.30 PM

23. Her Point of View: COVID-19 as experienced by Adolescent Girls

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 5 May, 4.30 PM

24. Reevaluating Philanthropy and Impact Investing

  • Theme: Philanthropy
  • When: 6 May, 9.30 PM-10:45 PM

25. 2020 Collective Impact Convening

  • Theme: Social impact
  • When: 6-8 May (check timings on website)

26. Not just one virus: Understanding rural India’s package of distress

  • Theme: Rural Development
  • When: 7 May, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

27. Resilience, hope: India in the time of COVID and climate change

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 9 May, 7.00 PM-8.00 PM

28. Reviving barter and traditional occupations to revitalise rural economies

  • Theme: Rural development
  • When: 16 May, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM

29. COVID-19 and Inequities: Lessons from HIV Pandemic

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 15 May, 3.00 PM

30. Rebuilding the Rural Economy

  • Theme: Rural development
  • When: 20 May, 3.30 PM

31. Accelerating Health Innovations and Innovative Financing Models in Response to COVID-19

  • Theme: Health
  • When: 21 May, 4.00 PM-5.00 PM

32. Impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities

  • Theme: Rights
  • When: 22 May, 11.30 AM-1.00 PM

33. Rise of COVID Surveillance and Facial Recognition

  • Theme: Digital rights
  • When: 22 May, 6.00 PM-7.30 PM

34. Atmanirbhar Bharat Package: What is in it for FPOs?

  • Theme: Agriculture
  • When: 23 May, 11.00 AM-12.30 PM

35. GBV and COVID-19: Financing the Response to a Pandemic within a Pandemic

  • Theme: Gender
  • When: 14 May(check timings on website

36. Scaling up

  • Theme: Scale
  • When: 28 May, 7.30 PM-9.00 PM

37. Workshop: Prevent, Prohibit & Redress Gender Based Violence and Child Sexual Abuse

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: Every Sunday, 3.00 PM

38. Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employability and the Job Market in India

  • Theme: Youth
  • When: 29 May, 10.00 AM-11.30 AM

39. Sanitation Workers’ Safety and COVID-19 Emergency Response

  • Theme: Social justice
  • When: 29 May, 3.00 PM-4.00 PM

40. Webinar on impact of COVID-19: The incubators roundtable

  • Theme: Social business
  • When: 29 May, 5.00 PM-6.00 PM

41. Points of No Return: Reflections and Solutions

  • Theme: Rights
  • When: 3 June, 11.30 AM-12.30 PM

42. The Wilds Beyond Climate Justice

  • Theme: Environment
  • When: 31 May-4 June (check timings on website)

43. gLOCAL Evaluation Week

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

44. 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
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