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School Choice National Conference 2017
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Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

12 November 2017 | Sunday | 10 am to 6 pm
(PROGRAM SCHEDULE)

Time

Session

Theme

10:00

Registration & Tea

10:30

Street Play at the Silver Oak Lawns

11:00

Keynote Address:
Empowering Parents through Government Intervention

Opening Remarks
Leakage reduction through Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT)
Junaid Kamal Ahmad, India Country Director, World Bank

CCS Blueprint on Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) in Education
Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society

Q&A with the participants

12:00

Session 1:
DBT Experiments & Models: National & Global
Understanding various experiments and models of DBT from around the world, through experiencesof theunique initiatives

Sarath Davala, Coordinator, India Network for Basic Income
P Priytarshny, Additional Secretary & Director, Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Puducherry
Shalender Sharma, VP-Education and Skills Development, IPE Global Limited
Shabnam Sinha, Lead Education Specialist, World Bank

Q&A with the participants

13:30

Networking Lunch

14:30

Session 2:
DBT in Education: Incentives, Impacts & Issues
Exploring learning outcomes, supply and demand debates, parents’ capacity and readiness for DBT, Impact and issues around the political economy.

Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
Seetha, Senior Journalist, Author and Editorial Consultant
Kulbhushan Sharma, President, National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA)

Q&A with the participants

16:00

Tea

16:30

Session 3:
DBT Implementation Challenges: Design, Technology and State Capacity
Deliberating on the logistics and readiness, both infrastructure and technological possibilities along the possible scheme designs to explore on the idea of whom and how to target.

Shankkar Aiyar, Author, Aadhaar- A Biometric History of India’s 12 Digit Revolution & Accidental India
Bhuvana Anand, Governance and Public Policy Specialist
Soumitra Mandal, Director, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI
Luis Miranda, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Civil Society

17:45

Vote of Thanks

18:00

Closing Remarks

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