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Date(s) - 07/12/2020 - 11/12/2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The Covid-19 global pandemic has disrupted normal life and sharply affected lives of people across the world.  In India, we witnessed a severe impact on the economy and MSMEs leading to mass migration back to villages.  Education has been severely disrupted – affecting a large number of children and youth in lower income families.   Estimates about the return to a post pandemic “new normal” vary from mid 2021 to late 2022.

Even as migrants return to urban jobs, we have to urgently address rural livelihoods that will provide employment in the interim.   We have to accelerate knowledge and skills based development of our communities.  The government’s call for an “Atmanirbhar Bharat” will require every sector and every region to step up.  The rural, informal and unorganised sectors and MSMEs have a role in the journey towards a US$5 Trillion economy. “Make in Rural India” should also receive priority, encouragement and support.

What are some of the emerging opportunities, interesting experiments, promising approaches that we should be sharing, adapting and promoting?

The 11th Annual National Conference of STARS Forum from Monday 7-Dec to Friday 11-Dec, 2020 will explore this theme.  The Conference will be conducted using a virtual platform, with one session of 1.5 hours per day, from 6pm-7:30pm.  The sessions will feature national and international thought-leaders and action-leaders who will share their experiences, lessons learnt, new opportunities uncovered to help our communities and institutions.

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Registration: Click on this link to register and receive the Zoom Webinar link for the Conference