Dr. Amit Kapoor was a part of the Roundtable discussion on “Fostering inter-ministerial strategic partnership to promote adolescent development” on March 2, 2021. The roundtable was organised by NITI Aayog in collaboration with Population Foundation of India. The detailed agenda is appended below:

Chairperson: Shri. (Dr.) Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Convener: Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog

11:00 -11:05 AM –  Welcome Address  and Introduction to Round Table/ Introduction of Participants by Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog

11:05-11:10 AM – Opening Remarks by Shri. (Dr.) Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

11:10- 11:20 AM – Context Setting by Ms. Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India and 

Dr Shireen Jejeebhoy, Founder and Director, Aksha; Board Member, Population Foundation of India

11:20-11:25 AM – Priority areas of action for Adolescent Health by Shri. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, H&FW, MoHFW

11:25-11:30 AM – Priority areas of action for Adolescent Nutrition and Social Development by Shri. Ram Mohan Mishra, Secretary, WCD, MoWCD

11:30-11:35 AM – Priority areas of action for Adolescent Education (School) by Smt. Anita Karwal, Secretary, (School Education and Literacy), MoE

11:35-11:40 AM – Priority areas of action for Adolescent Education (Higher) by Mr. Amit Khare, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Education, MoE

11:40-11:45 AM – Priority areas of action for Adolescent Skill Development by Shri. Praveen Kumar, Secretary, MSDE

11:45 -11:50 AM – Priority areas of action for Youth and Adolescent Development by Smt. Usha Sharma, Secretary, Youth Affairs  

11:50 -12:20 PM – Discussion with experts and government representatives: Actions to Drive Adolescent Development across multiple domains

  • Mr. Ashish Dhawan, Founder and Chairman of Central Square Foundation; Founding Member of Ashoka University
  • Dr Pramath Sinha, Founder & Managing Director, 9.9Media
  • Dr Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness
  • Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Adolescents and at-Risk Populations Team, World Health Organisation
  • Ms. Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India

12:20 -12:25 PM – Concluding Remarks and Way Forward by Shri. (Dr.) Vinod Member (H&N), NITI Aayog

12:25 -12:30 PM –  Vote of Thanks by Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog

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