South Asia (SAARC) Youth Conference - IIM Bangalore - May 23 - 28, 2011


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South Asia (SAARC) Youth Conference - IIM Bangalore - May 23 - 28, 2011

  1. 1. South Asian Youth Conference – Partnership Opportunities “I urge young people around the world to invest their energies and bright ideas into shaping a safer, more sustainable planet.” – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General 1
  2. 2. 120 SAARC Youth Leaders meet at IIM Bangalore in May for the SouthAsian Youth Conference Challenges in SAARC Made us realize - And take collective So the SAARC youth decided countries We need to speak!! action to resolve issues to come together! 120 youth leaders At IIM Bangalore in To create a plan Towards lasting come together May 2011 and action peace in the region 2
  3. 3. The conference will kick start a network of leaders committed to lastingpeace in the region, through specific objectives Create a plan Combat climate Learn skills to Understand for joint action change, develop Green local issues and in our encouraging low- Economy build respective carbon Business partnerships countries development Rio 20 - UN 20th Anniversary Summit for UNESCO Biennial Youth Forum Sustainable Development Conference will feed into working of these conferences UN Intl. Year of Youth, Conference on Youth – Summer 6th World Youth Congress on Youth & 2011 Sustainable Development Accelerate Promote Dialogue and Develop inaccessible Create a SAARC mutual understanding youth led skills through perspective to development between the Youth of international social change the SAARC region facilitators 3
  4. 4. The vision of a peaceful SAARC region will be realized through an explorationof the theme of the conference - Peace Peace Within Peace with others Peace with environmentThe start to all change We are all human – and Our futures are has to be from a connecting at that level connected and shared –peaceful space inside of creates a lasting and using our resourcesus – we cannot create peaceful bond based on responsibly and caringpeace outside if we are love and solidarity for the earth is a jointdisturbed on the inside responsibility 4
  5. 5. While the conference involves discussions, it has greater emphasis onskill building and action20% • Discuss our common issues and what we can do about them • Share success stories of our own regions • Listen to views of leaders of our region Discuss • Skills like advocacy and conflict resolution by international experts30% • Processes and ways of different youth leaders • To collectively resolve issues through time-tested methods • Cultural nuances and of every country • Commonalities in our challenges Learn50% • Work with local NGOs to get a flavor of social change • Create joint collaborative projects to execute post conference • Build a collective declaration to lobby with governments • Organize workshops and plenary sessions for the conference ACT!!! • Share learning with youth of home country • Commit to individual plans of action 5
  6. 6. The learning of the conference will translate into action through 10Action Projects carried out by participants First 4 days of the conference lead to skill APs translate these learning into grassroot action development and perspective building to give a flavor of local collective work Participants are sensitized to They are partnered with local NGOs Over a half day, they takelocal issues and given a choice who are working in this space actual action Creates partnerships for Creates ‘live’ hands on Provide inputs to action Suggest improvements to projects back home learning plan local NGOs 6
  7. 7. The action generated continues beyond the conference as long terminitiatives mutually supported by the created network Monitoring and Evaluation on Tracking of project Awards for successful internationally accepted commitments through projects in the metrics – ensures that stated partner organizations of subsequent objectives are met Blue Ribbon conferences Tracking how many of our Support for incubation of new Inter-national travel of cultural declaration recommendations projects conceptualized at the programs and musicals designed were accepted at the United conference out of the conference Nations 2012 conference 7
  8. 8. These projects and leaders will be a part of the longer vision towardshosting the World Youth Conference in India in 2014 World Youth Congress 2014 Asian Youth Conference 2014 ME-SA Youth Conference 150 Nations 1500 participants 14 days South Asian Youth 2013 Conference 32 Nations 600 participants Bidding process for 2012 10 days WYC 2014 to happen by 15 Nations May 2011 : organizing 250 participants is subject to us winning 2011 7 days the bid 8 Nations 120 participants 6 days 8
  9. 9. Very high impact change leaders will be interacting with the participantsConfirmed speakers: Awaiting confirmations: • Rahul Gandhi• His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar • P Sainath• Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director, Shell • Rajmohan GandhiFoundation • Shashi Tharoor• Anant G Nadkarni Vice president, Group Corporate • Jairam Ramesh Sustainability, Tata Council for Community Initiatives • Sudhir Sinha • Harsha Bhogle• David Woolcombe, President, PCI international • Huzaifa Khorakiwala• Prof. Pankaj Chandra, IIM-Bangalore, Director • Roshni Nadar • Kiran Mazumdar• Ranjan Malik, Erehwon Consulting • Subroto Bagchi 9
  10. 10. Messages from world leaders to the youth of South Asia – HH Dalai Lama 10
  11. 11. This unique event will have strong coverage in local and national media -online partners confirmedYouth Ki Awaaz is one of the most prolific website/blog is the fastest growingaround, presenting youth views, opinions, analysis and online platform committed toreports on issues that matter. Since its inception in March providing visibility and meaningful2008, it has had thousands of young people write for it, networking opportunities to firstand millions of others contributing by reading, commenting generation Young Indianand more. Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and all the Self made professionals
  12. 12. We intend to cover the costs of the conference through sponsorships Title Sponsor LOGO Organized by Co Sponsors Local Partner LOGO 1 LOGO 2 Platinum Sponsor Airline Partner Media Partner Program Partner Hospitality Partner NGO Partner Webcast Partner LOGO 1 LOGO 1 LOGO 2 LOGO 3 LOGO 4 LOGO 5 LOGO 6 12
  13. 13. By supporting this conference your organization can be a pioneer of theidea and network of these youth leaders • Positions your company as an internationally responsible organization supporting initiatives from India • Naming rights as ‘Title Sponsor - Your Brand’ for the event. • Thorough visibility throughout the conference including • Strong presence on all conference collaterals , social media, IIM B Campus • Mention in all broadcasts and press releases nationally and internationally (where possible) • Participation of top management in opening-closing sessions • Active networking with youth leaders, government leaders, eminent personalities and international delegates • A compiled report of the event to highlight it as a social initiative for your organization An association with the conference will enable us to ‘tap’ into your organization in multiple ways Sponsorships Networks Speakers Expertise In-kind support Mentoring participants 13
  14. 14. We are The Blue Ribbon Movement – a hybrid social enterprisefounded as a not-for-profit in 2000 Movement Projects & Events ConsultingCreate a mass based Organize high impact events Advise organizations onmovement of youngsters and projects that create maximizing impact of CSRcreating social change through systemic change and foster spends and execute theirpersonal growth youth-led social change social projects Small groups of youngsters •Advisory on CSR planning called ‘pods’ that meet weekly •Accountable turnkey execution and self-organize projects that •Monitoring and Evaluation Inspire, Inform and Involve •Research on social issues them in making a difference •Trust and Foundation strategy Not For Profit Not For Profit 14
  15. 15. Our Team : A blend of management and social work Abhishek has worked with Deutsche Bank, BCG and Hay Group. His projects have spanned across sectors like Cement, Telecom, Textile etc. on Strategy and HR issues. He co-founded Khoj, Mumbai’s biggest inter-school festival. He has represented India on several international social events for his extensive social sector exposure. He is a gold medalist from IIM Bangalore and currently doing his PhD from IIT Bombay. Abhishek is the Managing director of Blue Ribbon Movement. Akshat Singhal has worked with Third Sector Partners to launch – a job portal for non-profit space. He has worked on assignments with NGOs like Dial 1298, DFID, Shakti Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, ACCION and India HIV/Aids Alliance. He has an MBA from Sri Sri Institute of Management Studies. He was also involved in in capacity building activities for NGOs such as Akanksha, Sehgal Foundation, and Art of Living Foundation. He is the Director at Blue Ribbon Movement. Akanksha Thakore, a consultant in the social sector, is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (class of 2009). She has worked with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Sales & Marketing, Corporate Responsibility) and Reliance Foundation. At Reliance Foundation she helped setup the Education Pillar. She has worked with Blue Ribbon Movement for five years in its earlier form, and presently is the Program Director of the Social Leaders Program. She also takes workshops for schools in self-development for teenagers. Lushoo Kapoor is an industrial and organizational psychologist with over 6 years of experience in business and organizational consulting. She has worked with organizations across various sectors across the entire spectrum of HR issues. She brings her instructional design and consulting capabilities to the organization. Vaibhav Mathur is currently a second year Teach for India fellow working with a low income school in Mumbai. He has earlier done his engineering and worked in Lee and Fung Logistics. Vaibhav consults with Blue Ribbon on the South Asian Youth Conference Ravi Theja Muthu is the National Coordinator of Climate Leaders India Network. He is also International Climate Champion 2010 and Brightest Young Climate Leader 2010. He represented India at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change 2010, Bolivia and Led the Indian Youth Delegation to World Youth Conference on Climate Change. He is currently pursuing his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from SBMJCE, Bangalore. He is a member of organizing committee of South Asian Youth Conference. Chandni Parekh is a social psychologist, She conducts workshops on sexuality education and sexual abuse in schools and colleges. She has been consulting with and helping a number of NGOs over the past four years. She was a Consultant on a Government of Maharashtra -World Health Organization (WHO) project on reproductive and child health and HIV/AIDS control and NGO Arpan on Child Sexual Abuse. She is a Senior Consultant at Blue Ribbon Movement. 15
  16. 16. If you would like to support SAYC, please get in touch with us! #9821111102 “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margret Mead 16