From July 30 – August 3, SAI hosted a leadership development workshop for 29 educators and policy makers from Maharashtra, India.
The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious fair that occurs every 12 years at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers on the plains of northern India. Today it draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of a few weeks to bathe in the sacred rivers. The next festival will take place from January 27 – February 25, 2013 in Allahabad.
Harvard faculty and students from the Faculty of Arts and Science, Divinity School, Design School, Business School and the School of Public Health, will journey to Allahabad to study this “pop-up mega-city.”
Inclusive innovation encompasses innovation in products as well as processes to improve the welfare of traditionally excluded populations (the economic base of the pyramid, or BOP) and other minority groups.
In June 2012, the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University, the Omidyar Network, Growth Dialogue and the World Bank Group convened a Stakeholders’ Roundtable for the Promoting Inclusive Innovation Program on June 22, 2012 at Harvard University. Participants included entrepreneurs and senior policy-makers from Brazil, China, India and South Africa as well as leaders from academia, NGOs, global networks, and donor agencies.
A specific project will include the preliminary coordination for the 2013 Health Symposium in-region, which will bring together experts from the region and Harvard to discuss innovative approaches to topics public health service delivery, research in health care systems and best practices in public health care.