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    W20 2018: Highlights and Outcomes

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    Athena Co-founder and Director Deepa Karthykeyan recently attended the W20 summit in Buenos Aires as an India Delegate. The W20 summit1 is a forum that attempts to set a common agenda for women countries in the G20. This year, it outlined clear actions under 4 heads, namely: Labour, Rural, Digital and Financial inclusion. The Brisbane Commitment and Investments in...

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  • Dispatch – October 2018

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    One of our key projects this year is an Ease of Living Index for the Indian government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Along with Ipsos, Ipsos Public Affairs and The Economist Intelligence Unit, we assessed 111 cities across 78 parameters, focusing on a ‘citizen-centric’ approach to urban governance and planning. The launch of the much-awaited index generated healthy...

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    Ease of Living Index National Dissemination Workshop

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    On 24th September 2018, Athena organized a National Dissemination Workshop at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi to share the experience of conducting the country’s first ever Ease of Living Assessment of 111 cities. The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Honourable Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA. They highlighted...

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  • Athena Marks Delhi Office Launch

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    To official mark its Delhi office launch, Athena hosted an inauguration event at the Civil Services Officers’ Institute in Chanakyapuri on 23rd August 2018. The event saw attendance by key officials from government and donor partners including Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); and academic research groups including the International Institute of Health Management...

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  • Ease of Living Index launched by gov attracts wide public enthusiasm

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    This is a unique exercise and is based on an open and participatory assessment of cities along with physical audit of urban metrics in a transparent manner.

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    Marketing Meet 2018: Data, Indicators and Analytics to Measure Customer Engagement

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    Athena’s Associate Director, Tuhin Sen, spoke at and moderated a panel discussion at the Marketing Meet 2018, organised by the School of Management, GD Goenka University (Delhi) on April 20, 2018. The panel delved into details of the use of data, indicators and analytics for measuring customer engagement. Representatives of SAP, Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Hakuhodo percept spoke about...

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    Social+Impact Conclave: Presenting Athena’s Work on Corporates Supporting Indian Startups

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    Athena’s Associate Director, Tuhin Sen, spoke at the Social+Impact conclave hosted by GIZ and Yourstory in Bengaluru on April 11, 2018. The one-day conclave provided a platform for CSR practitioners, social enterprise leaders, impact investors and strategy consulting firms to share their perspectives on the growth of social enterprises and the impact investment ecosystem. Tuhin shared learnings gleaned from...

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    Engendering ICT Toolkit Workshop at the World Bank

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    The World Bank’s Transport & Digital Development Global Practice held an engendering ICT toolkit workshop on 28th March 2018. The workshop introduces Athena’s toolkit to support the World Bank’s Task Team Leaders (TTL) mainstream gender into ICT operations. The toolkit draws on the Bank’s corporate gender agenda, which states that 55% of all projects should have a gender tag...

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