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  • 28 May
    2019
    Every year, we organise an Annual Endowment Lecture in memory of one of our founding members, Dr. Poornima Vyasulu. We concluded a series of five lectures on the topic of Gender and Development the year before last. Last year, we started a new series on Health as a Right. This year Prof. Smita Srinivas (Founder Director of the Technological Change Lab originally at Columbia University in New York City) will be speaking on the topic of: An Old and New Economics for Health This lecture has been associated with the Indian Institute of World Culture in Bangalore. This year, it is scheduled on...
  • 22 May
    2019
    A policy workshop on 'Early childhood care and education in India: contexts, costs and practices' was jointly organised by University of Cambridge and CBPS on 17 May 2019 at  University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The session was from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The workshop brought together colleagues working in the fields of educational psychology, economics, sociology, and international development policy and advocacy to identify and discuss key issues relating to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in India. Preliminary findings from the recently completed British Academy fund...
  • 08 May
    2019
    Dr. Niveditha Menon will be speaking at Fields of View on 10 May 2019 on 'Unlearning Gender'. This talk will explore fundamental questions on What is gender? Who is a feminist? Why bother?. It will be from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more details please view the poster.
  • 08 May
    2019
    Madhusudhan B V Rao was a panelist at the National Seminar on Child Budget and Programmes in Bihar: Current Practice and Future Direction. It was held in Patna on 6 May 2019. It was organised by UNICEF India and ADRI. Madhusudhan B V Rao discussed the issues around public service delivery for children. The session was titled, 'Enhancing Public Service Delivery for Children'. The chairperson of the session was Mr. Dipak K Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Labour Resources, GoB. The photographs can be viewed here.
  • 13 Apr
    2019
    Jyotsna Jha will be attending and participating in the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference from 14 - 18 April 2019 in San Francisco. Jyotsna will be participating in a peer-reviewed Round-table on 16 April 2019. The session is titled, 'Evidence-based advocacy for girls’ secondary education: how Malala fund partners advance local approaches to reach global goals'. She will be presenting on 'Building an empowering mentoring model for girls and boys to strengthen secondary education in India'. For more details please visit here.
  • 02 Apr
    2019
    As you are aware, every year Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore organises an Annual Endowment Lecture on Budgets at the Indian Institute of World Culture in Basavangudi, Bangalore. This year, Mr. L V Nagarajan (Former Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Government of Karnataka) will be speaking on a very relevant topic: Budget: Theory and Practice The speaker belongs to the 1979 batch of the Karnataka Cadre and retired as Additional Chief Secretary Finance department, Government of Karnataka. He has a Bachelors of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has h...
  • 27 Mar
    2019
    Maithreyi was invited as a guest lecturer at Azim Premji University (APU), as part of the MA education programme, on 26th March, 2019. Her class focused on 'Responsive and Contextualised ECCE Models: How do we Plan for this in Relation to ICDS?", as part of the elective on ECCE Programmes and Policies. Maithreyi drew on the several ECCE projects conducted by CBPS, to present students with an understanding of the implementation and costing challenges in relation to the ICDS programme, and the problems with the state's vision of planning focused on meeting only development targets.
  • 25 Mar
    2019
    Jyotsna Jha attended the Gulmakai Network 2019 Global gathering and participated in the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai from 18-24 March 2019. It was organised by Malala Fund. The co-founders of Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai, also attended the meeting along with the entire Board of Directors of the Malala Fund. They interacted with Gulmakai champions to know more about their work and also understand their views on how Malala Fund can grow in future. Following this, Jyotsna also participated in the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai from 22 to 24 March...
  • 11 Mar
    2019
    Jyotsna spoke at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore on 8 March 2019. It was the Sri N. Laxman Rao Memorial Endowment Programme as well as a programme on account of International Women's Day.  The title of the talk was, 'Changing role of Women in Rural Economy'. The poster for the talk is available here. The talk on 'Changing role of Women in Rural Economy' by Dr. Jyotsna Jha can be viewed here.
  • 08 Mar
    2019
    On the occasion of International Women's Day this year, we would like to raise the issue of Girls' Education.  With nearly 40% of adolescent girls not being in any educational institution, we cannot even dream of soon becoming a developed and evolved nation where we can pride ourselves with values of equality and freedom that we have enshrined in our constitution. In collaboration with a few other civil society organisations, we are presenting a Fact Sheet (English and Hindi) and a few recommendations for all political parties to commit to in their respective manifestos for the forthcomin...