4th Skoch Summit 2004 India @ Work
Delivering Equality, Growth and Social Justice
27th - 28th October 2004, HOTEL Intercontinental Eros, New Delhi, India
With well over half of India’s developmental expenditure not really reaching the target groups, all stakeholders acknowledge that higher monetary allocation is going to help only when accompanied by structural changes in delivery systems.
As India works towards delivering equality, growth and social justice to all sections of the society, the need for sound ICT deployment along with a good governance perspective is becoming increasingly critical and compelling. India @ Work Summit showcased successful experiments at fixing delivery mechanisms, but as in all such past Skoch seminars it also attempts to come up with innovative solutions. Intensive workshops in select areas will be conducted by key leaders in different specialist fields, and best practices shared with senior level participation from the government and policy makers, successful industry players, academia, analysts, NGOs, consultants, domain experts as well as global technology enablers. A mix guaranteed to catalyze your thought processes as never before.
CONFERENCE - AGENDA FOR 27TH OCTOBER 2004
A snapshot of the current status of development projects, achievements and challenges captured through brief case study films followed by a “Vision Statement” at the senior-most level defining the road ahead. Sharing of the insights and agenda for delivering equality, growth and social justice at the state level.
BREAK OUT SESSIONS & TUTORIALS - AGENDA FOR 27TH OCTOBER 2004
Some of the best brains in the field deliver tutorials and lead discussion on Creating a Second Green Revolution - ICT-led Possibilities, Strengthening Grass Root Level Governance, Education and Scaling e-Governance. Issues as diverse as improving access to agricultural credit, delivering primary education, creating viable societies in rural space and applying lessons from large e-Governance projects to scaling in newer areas will be discussed.
AGENDA FOR 28TH OCTOBER 2004
Understanding the criticality of ICT in delivering the development goals. New ICT-driven approach that is adding value to the citizen and not merely to the system. How some of our national institutions have already achieved success; the current challenges that they are grappling with; scope and answers for improvement. Lessons and solutions in technology and how it has been successfully deployed elsewhere to solve some of the crying problems that we face as a country. Also uniquely Indian solutions to unique Indian problems.