Aligned with the UN's 2030 SDG Agenda, Nasscom foundation presents the TechForGood India Conclave 2024. Themed "Accelerating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through Technology," this event is set to take place on Thursday, January 18th, 2024, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The initiative stands as a pivotal platform uniting various stakeholders, including government entities, organizations, civil society, last-mile enablers, social innovators, and the social investment community to facilitate impactful discussions and offer a collective perspective on leveraging digital innovation and data-driven solutions to drive SDG advancements.
The SDGs pose significant challenges while presenting unparalleled opportunities for businesses, governments, and communities in India and across the globe. It's imperative to recognize that the deceleration of SDG progress isn't restricted to specific regions; it's a global concern requiring collective action. Addressing these challenges necessitates leveraging the power of technology as a force multiplier, promising progress. And as the next 7 years become crucial, the realization that technology is the key is becoming irrefutable.
Speaking about the conclave, Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, nasscom foundation said “The TechForGood India Conclave 2024 aims at uniting changemakers to accelerate India's progress towards the SDGs, sparking bold action on critical issues like sustainability, digital equity and social innovation. We are positive that the conclave will enable the participants to co-create actionable solutions and harness the power of technology to unlock accelerated and more inclusive development”.
With carefully curated masterclasses, flash panel sessions, visionary talks and fireside chats, over 10 hours of actionable insights, and the opportunity to connect with social innovators and thought leaders within the tech community, the event will dive deep into critical issues like championing sustainable dwellings, adoption of sustainable supply chains, climate change, green building, healthcare, education, and women entrepreneurship through the lens of technology and SDGs. Some notable speakers and delegates include Abhishek Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; Sundari Nanda, Special Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs; Urvashi Prasad, Director, NITI Aayog; Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP & MD at SAP Labs India; Amitabh Nag, CEO, Bhashini; Anjali Bansal, Founding Partner, Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund; Srividya Nataraj, Vice President, Corporate Service, CGI; Dhimant Parekh, Founder & CEO, The Better India and many more