- Swatantrata e- Policy Conclave a virtual discussion hosted by Swatantrata that will brings together various policy, development practitioners and researchers to discuss the current COVID19 pandemic. We are expecting to engage students, policy and development practitioners, entrepreneurs, academicians, and scholars.
Session: Best Policy Practices in the Era of Pandemic”
Date & Time: May 2nd 2020 : 6 PM to 7 PM IST
In the last few weeks as a country, we have witnessed tremendous efforts put forth by Civil Society Organisations and NGO’s in understanding the ground realities and providing humanitarian assistance and healthcare needs. In the phase of the pandemic, the NGO’s have grown stronger, filling up the gaps which government is failing to do. Civil Society organisations and NGO’s have been rapidly adapting to social change and building social nexus in the times of Pandemic.
Swatantrata believes that there is an urgent need to look Covid19 in a more comprehensive and integrated manner. Swatantrata brings together various policy, development practitioners and researchers to discuss the current COVID19 pandemic. On our platform we will be hosting weekly E- Policy Conclave (Pandemic Series) which aims to explore various topics such as Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic, Revamping Health Care System in India, Civil Society and NGO’s Response to the Pandemic, Best Policy Practices in the Era of Pandemic and Cherishing the Values of Life, Liberty and Property.
Centre for Civil Society
Bhuvana Anand is Director, Research at Centre for Civil Society, one of India’s leading think tanks. Bhuvana’s subjects of interest are better regulation and governance, public finance management, and political economy. In India, she has worked extensively on welfare programmes across India, including reforms of the Public Distribution System and implementation of various Direct Benefits Transfers. At the Centre, she works on unpacking how government actually functions using administrative data, legislative analysis, field research, and machine learning. In addition, her team develops blueprints for programme design and policy implementation. Bhuvana has worked with various donors and civil society organisations in Sudan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India and the United States, in policy advocacy, managing multi-pronged programs and research. She previously worked with the United Nations, the British Government’s Department for International Development, and most recently at MIT’s Poverty Action Lab.