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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.
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.