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The Development Dialogue celebrates solution-seeking and solution-leading people from diverse sectors
who are united by their purpose to create sustainable solutions. It is an international conglomeration
of social entrepreneurs, leaders from non-profit and for-profit organizations, Government officials,
grassroots practitioners and impact investors, coming together to inspire, share insights
and forge productive collaborations.
he Theme for the 2017 Dialogue is ‘Scaling Effectively’. Once a social innovation idea has proven itself,
it needs to scale in order to significantly disrupt the problem. Scaling up is a challenge with a multitude of factors testing
the organization’s managerial skills, capacity, ambition and finally, commitment towards making a meaningful difference
in the lives of many. It can only succeed if it is done effectively and is creating the intended impact.
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The Dialogue aims to demystify the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of Scaling Effectively through Inspirational Keynote speeches,
Insightful panel discussions, Informal round table sessions and Engaging field visits.