Sankalp Forum, an Intellecap initaitive, aims to influence the global inclusive development discourse through its work with entrepreneurs, impact investors and inclusive businesses in developing markets. Keeping entrepreneurs at its core, Sankalp engages Governments, corporations, influential platforms like the G8 and G20, media and civil society to drive a paradigm shift in inclusive development approaches. Since its inception in 2009, it has connected over 400 enterprises to investors and funders, and built an engaged community of over 23,000.
WISH Foundation is a Strategic Partner for Healthcare at Global Sankalp Summit 2015 being organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on April 9-10. The 7th edition of the Summit will be exploring Innovation as a trigger for Inclusion, bringing Government as an actor in equitable development and interplay of this trigger with Social Business, Capital and Corporates.
WISH Foundation is hosting two sessions focusing on strengthening primary healthcare delivery system in India and to combat the threat of non-communicable diseases. The panellist at sessions will comprise distinguished experts from the central and state governments, the private sector healthcare industry, the civil society and the donors and funders engaged in the health sector.

Strengthening of Primary Healthcare Delivery in India 

April 9, 2015 | 3:00-4:15 pm at Hall No. 6 of Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

This session is expected to discuss opportunities and challenges, share promising business models including market based and public private partnerships to finalize a five point strategy plan to make the primary healthcare delivery high quality, affordable, efficient and sustainable. The panel will comprise distinguished experts from the central and state governments, the private sector healthcare industry, the civil society and the donors and funders engaged in the health sector.

Panel Moderated by Soumitro Ghosh, CEO, WISH Foundation

Distinguished Panellist
1.    Mr. Dave Richards, Managing Director, UNITUS Seed Fund
2.    Dr H. Sudarshan, Secretary, Karuna Trust, Karnataka   
3.    Ms Nancy Godfrey Health Office director, USAID/India
4.    Mr. Naveen Jain, Special Secretary, National Health Mission, Government of Rajasthan
5.    Dr Pavitra Mohan, Founder, Basic Health Trust, Udaipur
6.    Dr. Renu swarup, Senior Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Managing Director, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
7.    Dr  Sanjeev Chaudhry, Managing Director, SRL Limited 

Combating the Threat of Non Communicable Diseases

April 10, 2015 | 12.15-1.30pm at Hall No. 5 of Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
The session is expected to establish the current status accurately, discuss opportunities and challenges, share promising business models, and finalize a robust strategy plan encompassing integrated approaches to healthcare innovations, preventive & promotive healthcare, ayurveda/naturopathy to combat the growing threat from the NCDs.

Panel Moderated by Dr Harpal Singh, Mentor & Chairman Emeritus, Fortis Healthcare Limited

Distinguished Panellist 
1.    Dr. Ashutosh Rahguvanshi, Vice Chairman, MD& Group CEO, Narayana Health
2.    Dr Damodar Bachhani, Deputy Commissioner, Non Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
3.    Mr Niraj K. Pawan, Joint Secretary, Additional Mission Director National Health Mission, Government of Rajasthan
4.    Dr R.K. Srivastava, Former Director General Health Services, Government of India
5.    Mr Sunil Wadhwani, Founder, WISH Foundation

Spirit of Entrepreneurship or Quest for Impact: unusual partners for an uncommon journey: It was the final plenary of the Global Sankalp Summit, 2015 which brought together an eclectic group of renowned innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders which included our founder, Mr. Sunil Wadhwani who actively contributed in understanding the way for the impact sector, making some of the most compelling points about what keeps him constantly inspired as an impact investor which kept the audience engrossed.

Big Indian Innovations Going Global: Participating as a panellist in the high-powered session organised by FICCI to discuss the importance of a healthy ecosystem required for Indian enterprises to demonstrate success in India and test the viability of an Indian innovative development solution in the world, Soumitro Ghosh, CEO, WISH Foundation made vital contributions to the discussion, highlighting the importance of public private partnerships in facilitating and scaling up innovations.

“A strong sense of gravity is felt from impact investing which keeps me going.” Sunil Wadhwani at the session How to Train your Dragon which discussed the subtext to understand what really makes innovators impactful.

An action-packed session conducted by the WISH Foundation on tackling non-communicable diseases in participation with government and private partners.

“Be bold. Be utopian. Having a wish list of bold things is a very important first step.” Soumitro Ghosh, moderating a high powered panel in discussion with the representatives from healthcare ecosystem

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