Prejudice against the girl child is a national problem with 3 million girls in India still out of school
Educate Girls leverages existing Government and Community resources to address the root cause of gender inequality in rural India and scaling through innovative financing mechanisms, including India’s first DIB
THE PANEL DISCUSSION
THE IIT-IIT PANELISTS
Founder - Executive Director - Educate Girls
Safeena is a graduate from the London School of Economics and has worked in the development sector with both rural and urban under-served communities around the world. She is founder and Executive Director at Educate Girls – a non-profit organisation headquartered in Mumbai, India that aims to tackle issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India’s education system.
Partner and Co Founder - Dasara
Deval's background as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley has equipped him to develop a unique philanthropic investment model that brings rigor and discipline to the sector. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, completing his Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual Honors degree in Business and Finance and a minor in Asian Studies and is also a Cordes Fellow and a founding board member of Magic Bus and Villgro
District Magistrate, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Officer of the 2010 Batch of the IAS and District Magistrate at Chittorgarh, Rajastan. Previously he was collector of Dungarpur, Rajasthan. Also an engineer by qualification, who worked in an MNC for two years before quitting in 2008.
Board Member - Educate Girls
Served as the first CEO of Pratham, India's largest educational NGO & CEO of GiveIndia. He is advisor to PWC in their BFSI practice and serves on the board of several NPO’s. He is also Expert Adviser to IIT-IIT. Ujwal Thakar, a banker for 28 years, has held key senior management positions at several leading banks including Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and Times bank.