CEGET BULLETIN – January 2020


Rise World Summit 2020

The RISE Summit is an open platform to actively map resources and partnerships driven by the RISE shared values – Responsible, Inclusive, Sustainable and Eco-friendly. This is flagship event of IDOBRO, a GCNI member, that believes that “we don’t need any more breakthrough innovations. It’s the breakthrough interactions we need.

True to this spirit the RISE Summit had multiple innovations in design, content and execution based on single objective – Collaborations.  Beyond an Unconference, it was unique with no panels or presentations and all activity formats focused on breakthrough interactions with outcomes for all through cross-sectoral dialogue and capacity building. Subject Matter Experts facilitated Roundtables, Chat tables, Workshops, Clinics, Film Festival, Resource Room, Exhibition, Conclaves, Stories, Mixer, World Gallery, Social Tours, Contests, Surveys and more. Roundtable themes have included Sports, Education, Malnutrition, Agriculture, Skills & Livelihood, Gender Diversity, WASH, Global Supply Chain, Tribal Welfare, Waste Management among others while Workshops focus on functional aspects such as Technology, Media & Communication, Finance, Design thinking, Monitoring and Evaluation among others.

In the Opening Plenary Ms. Shabnam Siddiqui released the RISE Value of ‘Sustainable’ and CEGET was a partner for the Roundtable on Citizenship and Data.

Young Thinkers Conference – 2020

The advent of Big data, Simulation, Neural networking, Algorithmic decision-making has now ensured that AI (Artificial Intelligence) is here to stay. And irrespective of the simple rhetorical binaries like ‘will machines overtake humans’, such advances present far more complicated and intractable problems related to privacy, security, accountability, autonomy, inclusion, and ethics. To take stock of the scope and challenges posed by AI, the British Deputy High Communication (Mumbai), under their flagship Young Thinkers Conference, collaborated with MIT School of Government, Pune and curated a conference to catalyse a healthy public dialogue for effectively navigating the discourse.

Ms. Shabnam Siddiqui (Chevening alumni) spoke in the panel on ‘AI to moderate online content: Broadly, data for good?’ The panel deliberated on how India already has its Aadhar, and that the NITI Aayog’s National AI strategy recommends national data marketplace to be established for data aggregation and annotation. Ms. Siddiqui focused on the aspect of data for public good, need for standardised global / national regulation, shift of onus of data accountability from citizen to data procurers, and data cooperation through collective action.

  Future of Education

Towards achieving the SDG 4 (Quality Education), BIMTECH in collaboration with Global Compact Network India and EPSI, organized a special lecture on Future of Education on 8th January 2020 in Delhi. Prof. Vivek Wadhwa from Carnegie Mellon University & Harvard Law School, USA shared his views about the future of education and addressed the people’s queries related to the importance of quality education.

Mr. Somnath Singh, Programme Manager, GCNI had personal interaction with Prof. Vivek Wadhwa and shared how GCNI is contributing towards SDG 4 (Quality Education) through active engagement of corporates, Academia, NGOs and other potential stakeholders.

Upcoming Events/Initiatives

  • Implementation of Policy Dialogue for Collective Action Project with support from UNGC (New York) and Siemens Integrity Initiative.
  • Development of SDGs Assessment Framework for Thane Smart City Limited (TSCL).

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