Indiaspora-Give Philanthropy Summit 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022 | Consulate General of India, New York, 3 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

In the inaugural year of our partnership, Give and Indiaspora are jointly hosting the Indiaspora-Give Philanthropy Summit on October 28, 2022 at the Consulate General of India, New York.

Our philanthropy summit will bring together leading philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits to share insights about recent shifts and opportunities in philanthropy to India, understand pressing social issues in the United States, and explore how we can collectively work towards solutions. 

Please find a full agenda below.  If you are interested in attending, please contact

9:00 am Coffee & Registration

9:30 am Philanthropy to India, Session 1 

    • Opening Remarks: Consul General Mr. Randhir Jaiswal
    • Keynote Address: Leveraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Social Change
    • Panel Discussion: Giving to India: Reflections on the Role and Impact of Diaspora Philanthropy

10:45 am Coffee Break

11:00 am Philanthropy to India, Session 2 

    • Roundtable: A Global Partnership to Scale Giving to India
    • Talk: Observations and Reflections on the Opportunity for Philanthropy in India 
      • Speaker: Nidhi Sahni, Partner & Head of US Advisory, Bridgespan
    • Panel Discussion: Perspectives on India, Climate Change, and Vulnerable Communities 
      • Moderator: Shefali Mehta, Founder & Lead Principal, Open Rivers Consulting Associates
      • Speakers: 
        • Kamaljit Bawa, Founder, ATREE 
        • Ajaita Shah, Founder & CEO, Frontier Markets 
        • Satya Tripathi, Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet, United Nations Environment Programme

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Philanthropy to India, Session 3 

    • Short Film & Panel Discussion: The Barefoot Empress 
    • Talk: Working Towards a TB-Free India
      • Speaker: Manoj Jain, MD MPH, Infectious Disease Specialist

1:45 pm Social Impact in the United States 

    • Talent Spotlight: The Reskilling Journey, Personal Stories Shared by PeopleShores Employees: Christiny Celestin, Software Engineer, PeopleShores PBC and Kevin Spearman, Software Engineer, PeopleShores PBC
    • Panel Discussion: Developing the US Workforce: Closing the Opportunity Gap Together
      • Moderator: Ashwin Bharath, CEO, Revature
      • Speakers:
        • Angie Kamath, Dean at NYU School of Professional Studies, New York City Workforce Development Board Member
        • Murali Vullaganti, Founder & Executive Chairman, PeopleShores
        • Eric Westphal, Associate Vice President, Global Workforce Strategy and Operations, Cognizant
    • Keynote: The Future of the Workforce
      • Speaker: Ravi Kumar, Workforce Development Thought Leader

3:15 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm Youth Essay Competition – India Philanthropy Alliance

    • Introduction to the India Philanthropy Alliance and Its Youth Essay Competition
    • Discussion: Youth Perspectives on Social Impact Issues in India 
      • Moderator: Mona Shah, Independent Consultant
      • Speakers:
        • Riya Balaji, Middle School Essay Competition Winner
        • Esha Gadi, High School Essay Competition Winner
    • Discussion of the India Philanthropy Day Campaign to Culminate on March 2, 2023

5:00 pm Closing Remarks

5:05 pm Reception & Cocktails