The Future of Indian Children's Education

Neera Nundy and Aditya Natraj

The Future of Indian Children's Education

15 November 2013 5:00 PM

On the occasion of yet another Children's Day, what is the future of India's children, when it comes to education? At this special Funda, Neera Nundy from Dasra shed some light on recent innovations within the education landscape for children in India, including mega trends as well as individual exemplars. Aditya Nataraj from the Kaivalya Foundation then dug in deeper by talking about the foundation's efforts over the past few years and their learning journey. In the discussion that followed, both Neera and Aditya offered suggestions on what we can do as citizens, to create a better India for its present and future generation of children.

About the speakers

Neera Nundy is the co-founder of Dasra. She has written and published 22 sector research reports in the education, health and livelihoods sectors. She played a pivotal role in engaging with USAID and Kiawah Trust to form an alliance that focuses on reproductive, maternal and new-born child healthcare, and adolescents girls’ empowerment in India. Neera holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, is an Aspen Institute Fellow and sits on the Board of Mann Deshi and Jaipur Virasat Foundation.

Aditya Natraj is the Founder Director of the Kaivalya Education Foundation, focused on leadership development for social change. Earlier he worked as a Programme Director at Pratham and as a World Bank consultant in Afghanistan. Aditya is a mentor to the faculty program of National Centre for School Leadership (NCSL, NUEPA). He has an MA in Economics and an MBA from INSEAD, France.