Action For India to organize its Fourth Annual Forum in Bengaluru

Sam Pitroda, Gururaj Desh Deshpande and R Chandrashekhar – President, NASSCOM are part of AFI Forum 2015.

January 30, 2015 7:25 IST | India Infoline News Service
Action For India (AFI),a not for profit organization whose mission is to help scale the impact of social innovators in India, is organizing its 4th Annual Forum in Bengaluru. It is an annual flagship event that brings together100 leading social entrepreneurs from around the country for a week-end and facilitates interactions for them with 100 "influencers," including donors, impact investors, IAS officers, technology executives and policy analysts. The theme of the AFI Forum 2015 is “Leveraging Peers, Partners & Technology: Connect. Collaborate. Co-Create.”

After conducting the Annual AFI Forum in Delhi for the past three years, AFI is bringing the 4th edition of its Annual Forum to Bengaluru. The event will be held at Infosys campus, Electronics city on 31st January and 1st February, 2015.

Some of the speakers at AFI Forum 2015 include: Sam Pitroda, Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India & Honorary Chairman, AFI; Desh Deshpande, Advisor to the US President, Barack Obama & multi-year Donor, AFI; R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM and Member, Board of Trustees, AFI; Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman UIDAI; Rohini Nilekani, Founder Chairperson, Arghyam. Peggy Dulany, Founder & Chair, Synergos, and daughter of David Rockefeller, has also confirmed her participation in the Keynote Panel discussion in the Forum.

AFI Forum 2015 will also feature several panel discussions including a panel on exploring collaboration opportunities between NASSCOM technology companies and social enterprises.

Launched in 2012 by Sanjay Kadaveru, AFI is headquartered in New Delhi, India and has a chapter in Silicon Valley, California. Sanjay has two decades of international experience spanning the domains of investments, management consulting and business development. AFI was conceived to help identify “poised to scale” social enterprises in India and to provide them access to resources to scale be it funding, mentors, technology, government decision makers or customers.

AFI is inspired and guided by Sam Pitroda, Honorary Chairman, AFI and Former Adviser to the Prime Minister of India. AFI's financial supporters include Desh Deshpande, Adviser to US President Barack Obama & Founder of the Deshpande Foundation.

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