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  • 26 Nov
    2018
    Jyotsna Jha was a panelist at the seminar titled, ‘Secondary Education and the Future of Adolescents in India’. Neha Ghatak also attended the same. It was organised on 22 November 2018 in New Delhi and was organised by Pratham, ASER and MacArthur Foundation. Jyotsna's session was titled, 'Looking Back, Looking Forward'. The other panelists were Sanyam Bhardwaj and Rukmini Banerji. It was moderated by Dipa Nag Chowdhury.
  • 23 Nov
    2018
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) undertook a 4.5 year long study, using diverse sources of secondary and primary data, both at national and state levels, to understand the reach, inclusion, processes, potentials and barriers of the ODL system at secondary education level.The major findings of the study related to who accesses the ODL system, why opt for ODL system, Completion Rates for those enrolled through the ODL mode, Who does this system work for and why and issues related to access for the marginalised sections, are being presented in this video.  
  • 16 Nov
    2018
    CBPS organised a talk by Prof. Abhayraj Naik on 16 November 2018. The title of his talk was, 'The New Politics of Justice in India - Reflections on the Journey of the ‘Right to Privacy’'. He is a Bengaluru-based researcher and consultant in the fields of culture, education, environment, development, governance, justice, law, policy, and urban planning. His ongoing independent research focuses on animal welfare, environmental regulation, justice education, mobility, privacy, urban governance, and transformation theory. He is currently a member of the Board of Studies for Urban Studies at...
  • 13 Nov
    2018
    Jyotsna Jha will be speaking at the Archives Public Lecture Series at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore on 13 November 2018. The title of her talk is 'Enabling Education: Stories and trajectories from education policies in India'. It will be at 4 p.m. at Lecture Hall -1 (Haapus), NCBS. The poster for the talk is available here. For more information, please visit here.
  • 06 Nov
    2018
    CBPS participated in the consultation meeting for development of the Indian National Congress’s Manifesto on 5 November 2018. The consultation was on Health, Food Security and Nutrition. It was  organised by the All India Congress Committee Research Department. CBPS presented on the linkages between empowerment and education with a special focus on the most marginalised sections. The core of the presentation was the idea that only input functions do not help to bring about change. The structural barriers faced by the most marginalised have to be considered into policy making.
  • 31 Oct
    2018
    Maithreyi attended the National Symposium on Youth Work and Youth Rights, conducted by Samvada on 30 October 2018 at the United Theological College, Miller's Road, Bangalore. The symposium brought together speakers from both academia and advocacy, and covered themes related to education, employment, social inclusion, health and well-being. The panels highlighted a number of critical points related to youth. It started with a discussion of how youth, seen as a demography by the state, fails to understand the multiplicities of youthhood and their different needs. The panel on health and well...
  • 29 Oct
    2018
    CBPS Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Research Team (R.Maithreyi, Ketaki Prabha, Arun Vignesh, Akash Kumar and Jyotsna Jha) published a blog titled 'Why do contexts matter for early childhood care and education?' on the British Academy Website on 11 October 2018. To view the blog please visit here.  
  • 11 Oct
    2018
    Jyotsna Jha represented Malala Fund to advocate for enhanced commitment from G20 leaders to twelve years of education for girls worldwide by presenting to the B20 Business Women Leaders Task Force. The B20 Business Women Leaders Task Force met on 3rd October 2018 at the Presidential Pink Palace in Buenos Aires in Argentina, where Jyotsna Jha, a Gulmakai Champion from India, along with Lucia Fry from Malala Fund, presented them a case for enhancing the domestic as well as international funding for secondary education in developing countries. Advance copies of the recently released report tit...
  • 04 Oct
    2018
    Siddarth Sriram, Mithila Abraham Sarah, Apurva K H and Rajesh C S participated in Cantor's World – Game session on 3 October 2018 at the office of Fields of View, Bangalore. Cantor’s World is a game about understanding sustainable decision making in a world of indices of economic performance measures – Gross Domestic Product, Human Development Index, and the importance of the more recent Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI). It provides a scenario where a policymaker, faced with choices of policy mix for a particular year can optimally make choices in ways where investments in development a...
  • 27 Sep
    2018
    Sharad Pandey attended and presented at the Round Table Discussion – Right to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) held in Delhi on 28 September 2018. The discussion was organised by Save the Children. The theme of discussion was to kick start a national level advocacy for making ECCE a right to address continuum of development and commits to integrating the components of health, nutrition, protection, early learning and education by bringing it under the RTE legislation. To reaffirm the entitlements and non-negotiables for ECCE in a consultative and collective manner for national le...