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Public Policy for the Environment: ISPP’s Policy Relay Series

Date: 27th April 2019
Venue: PHD Chamber of Commerce , New Delhi

On 27th April, The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) organised a workshop on 'Public Policy for the Environment: New Wine in Old Bottles?', at the at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Shreekant Gupta, Professor, Delhi School of Economics and Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. Attended by 30 participants, the workshop challenged conventional ways of thinking about and addressing environmental problems and explored how public policy based on market approaches can offer new ideas and solutions to enduring environmental problems.

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Adhyay: Reading to Understand Political Manifestos

Date: 28th April 2019
Venue: Lamaakan, Hyderabad

On 28th April, we hosted 'Adhyay', our socratic seminar in the city of Hyderabad. The Adhyay brought together 6 young thinkers to reflect and discuss the manifestos of national political parties, in the light of the 2019 elections. The discussion explored the proposed the substantive proposals contained in the manifestos, along with questions regarding the relevance and enforceability of political manifestos, and mechanisms to ensure due accountability from the elected leaders.

Adhyay, socratic seminars have been conceptualised with the aim of engaging our alumni and young learners in critical reading and dialogue, to foster reasoning and comprehension.

Understanding State and Policy - Certificate Course in Politics of Development

Date: 16-17th March 2019
Venue: Hyderabad

We organized our two-day immersive course, Politics of Development in Hyderabad, on 16-17th March with 23 participants. With a focus on the enduring policy challenges to achieving economic development, the course engaged students in sessions like 'The Role of the State' , 'Decentralisation and Separation of Power', 'How good a Solution is Welfare?' and 'The State of Agriculture in India'. The sessions were delivered by leading development and policy experts, including Barun Mitra, Founder and Director, Liberty Institute and Jayaprakash Narayan, Former IAS Officer and Founder, Lok Satta.

Street-Vendors Act with Journalist Change-Makers

Date: 30th March 2019
Venue: IGNCA, New Delhi

We ended the month with our monthly journalists' dialogue, engaging six journalists on the concerns regarding the rights and recognition of street vendors evidenced by our Progress Report on Implementing the Street Vendors Act 2014. The dialogue was held at IGNCA, New Delhi, and our participants represented prominent media houses, including NDTV, Sahara TV, Rashtriya Sahara Newspaper and Ajit Samachar.

The discussion was led by Avinash Chandra, Editor, and Vidushi Sabharwal, Senior Research Associate, CCS, and addressed the challenges faced by street vendors, the gaps in the implementation of the Act, and CCS' on-going research and advocacy for due compliance. Our journalist-participants also shared their experiences from the field, highlighting the role of administrative failures in hampering the effective implementation of progressive regulation.

NISA Hosts the South African Shadow Minister of Education

The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), hosted Mrs. Sonja Boshoff, Member of Parliament, and Shadow Education Minister, South Africa. Mrs. Boshoff visited NISA schools in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab, interacting with school leaders to understand the role of private schools in the Indian education system.

Mrs. Boshoff also attended the state conference organised by the NISA Andhra Pradesh Association - APUSMA-Andhra Pradesh Unaided Schools Management Association on the theme of 'Holistic Education - The Need of The Hour.' She also addressed a press meet at Ambala, Haryana.

See snapshots from the visit here.

Excellence in Journalism - Leadership for Education Award

Date: 04th March 2019
Venue: The Park Hotel, New Delhi

Avinash Chandra, Editor, was honoured with the 'Leader of Education Award 2018-19', organised by news portal 'EduAdvice' and Theater Group 'Udaan', on 4th March at The Park Hotel. The award was conferred for excellence in reporting on educational practice and policy.

The ceremony was attended by noted educationists including Professor JP Saini, Vice-Chancellor ,Netaji Subhas University of Technology(NSUT); Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Major Harsh Kumar, Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), among others.

ISPP’s  Workshop on Urban Design & Policy Making

Date: 02nd March 2019
Venue: PHD Chambers of Commerce, New Delhi

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) organised a workshop on 'India's Urban Future: How to make our cities inclusive, productive and sustainable' , on 2nd March at the PHD Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Shahana Chattaraj, Visiting Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, her research focuses on facets of urbanisation and development planning. The workshop covered various urban development and policy concerns such as employment and industrialisation; migration, infrastructure and housing, social policy and planning, land and urban development, climate change adaptation and mitigation.

ISPP Webinars with Policy Experts

This March, The Indian School of Public Policy organised two webinars: On 9th March, Luis Miranda, Chairman, Centre for Civil Society and Member of the ISPP Governing Council, spoke on the 'Scope of Public Policy in the Private Sector', engaging 36 attendees. The webinar addressed the growing need for public policy professionals in the private sector, and highlighted the distinctiveness of ISPP's public policy program. On 23rd March, Parth Shah, President, of Centre for Civil Society and Member of the ISPP Governing Council, also conducted a webinar on the theme of 'Policy Entrepreneurship: Is it a Viable Career Choice?', attended by 30 participants.

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Ipolicy for Young Leaders

This March, we conducted ipolicy for Young leaders - our flagship three-day public policy introductory program, in Delhi and Chennai, with 56 graduates!

Introducing the participants to the principles of sound policy making and to market - liberal perspectives on socio-economic challenges, some of our sessions addressed the framework of public choice, the Right to Education Act and the scope of state intervention . Our faculty included Kumar Anand, Economist and Researcher; Prashant Narang, Advocate, Supreme Court, among others.