India’s leading NGOs share findings from their rapid response in-person survey, launched after 35 days of the lockdown, from April 27 - May 2, 2020

COVID-INDUCED RURAL SITUATIONS ASSESSMENT

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in

The largest survey on the impact of the pandemic on rural life and livelihoods.

Covering 5000+ households across 47 districts in 12 states.

Conducted by community workers to understand the impact on

  • food security and livelihoods activities
  • coping mechanisms
  • preparedness for next agricultural season drudgery of women

Anchored by Vikas Anvesh Foundation

Supported by Sambodhi

Panelist
LALIT SINGH
Program Director SAATHI-UP
DHARMENDRA CHANDURKAR
Chief Knowledge Officer SAMBODHI
ANIRBAN GHOSE
Co-Lead TRIF
GIRISH SOHANI
President BAIF
MADHU KHETAN
Integrator PRADAN
Dr. Nirmalya Choudhury
Senior Researcher, VAF
Mr. Ashish Mondal
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, ACTION FOR SOCIAL ACTION
Mr. Naveen Patidar
COO, AGHA KHAN RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME (INDIA)
Mr. Sarat Chandra Das
CEO, GRAMEEN SAHARA, ASSAM
To be moderated by
Organised by

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