Events Attended by GRAAMers

Talks and webinars attended by the chairman and Executive Director in the last Quarter

Events Attended by GRAAMers

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder and Chairman:

Delivered a Talk on ‘Overview of NGO’s & Stakeholders in the Development Sector’, hosted by Danske IT, Bengaluru on 13th July 2021.

 Delivered a Lecture on ‘Building a Future Ready University’ hosted by R V College, Bengaluru on 22nd July 2021.

Talk delivered on ‘Public Policy in a Post Covid World’ Hosted by Jindal School of Govt. & Public Policy, Sonipat, Haryana on 2nd August 2021.

Distinguished Lecture Series on ‘Enlightened Citizenship in the light of Swami Vivekananda’ hosted by Swami Vivekananda Study Centre, Mangalore on 12th August 2021.

Speaker for the ‘Professional Development of Teachers – what, why & how?’ organised by Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Belagavi on 28th August 2021.

Talk on ‘Higher Education in a Post Covid World’ hosted by Bhavan’s Vivekananda College Sainikpuri, Secunderabad on 4th September 2021.

Speaker for the ‘Teachers for Higher Education in a Post Covid World’ Hosted by Vijnan Bhavan, Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysuru on 5th September 2021.

Lecture on ‘Celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago 120th Anniversary’ hosted by VIHE, Ramakrishna Math, Domalaguda, Hyderabad on 11th September 2021. 


Dr Basavaraju R Shreshtha, Executive Director

  • Participated  in a Covid-Gyan webinar series ‘Web-Gyan: Pandemic complexity: mitigating the third wave and training for the future’ organised by BLiSC Communications Office on 8th July, 2021.   It was a panel discussion on two interrelated issues 1.  Ongoing & emerging surveillance strategies & challenges and 2. Institutional structures & potential rewiring of public health programmes.
  • Delivered a talk in a webinar on ‘Kushala Yuvajana (A Skilful/ingenious Youth)’, hosted by CMCA under their ‘Spark Webinar Series’ on 28th August, 2021.

Panel discussion on “Rural Realities, | Karnataka Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages”

Dr. Basavaraju R Shreshta, Executive Director, Grassroots Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) was invited as a panelist for the discussion on “Rural Realities Karnataka Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages,'' organised by Centre for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS) and Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi on May 21, 2021. In his talk he pointed to the lack of coordination and cohesive action at district level to gather community resources, external grants, civil society organisation support and voluntary support. Dr Shreshta briefed GRAAM’s community-led model for COVID-free GPs, and about it’s intervention through the project COVI REACH – (COVID VillageReach). ``COVI REACH was envisioned as an initiative to make GPs COVID resilient by building social and human capital and thereby complement the efforts of the government in combating the epidemic. The project followed the philosophy of standing in solidarity with the government and other stakeholders’’ he explained.

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