Maximizing India’s Demographic Dividend & Its Global Implications: A European Opportunity - 1st July 2017

Maximizing India’s Demographic Dividend & Its Global Implications:

A European Opportunity

1st July 2017

14.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, Den Haag, NL

In the demographic evolution of a country there comes a period of time when the share of working age population in the total population is rising and the share of dependents is declining. This period of time or window of opportunity has profound implications for the economic growth of the country.

When the ratio of the working population in the total population increases and the ratio of the dependents declines, it increases the ability of the workers to save and invest more. The extra economic growth resulting from this phenomenon or window of opportunity is called demographic dividend.

To maximize the demographic dividend it is important for the country to create gainful employment opportunities for the working age population. In the absence of suitable employment opportunities

the presence of young persons without work instead of contributing to demographic dividend can become a demographic liability.

India is currently in that phase of its demographic evolution where a very substantial portion of its total population is in the working age group. This gives India a tremendous opportunity for accelerating its rate of economic growth.

The purpose of the seminar which the FCCI is organizing on this subject is to create greater awareness about this phenomenon and suggest policy options for maximizing India’s demographic

dividend. In this context the seminar will also propose a big opportunity for Europe. 

Event Program

Presentations

- FCCI introduction by Dr. Promod Agrawal

Theme presentation_Maximizing demographic dividend by Mr. Ram Lakhina

Photos of the event

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Program

Time

Program

14.00-14.30hrs

Meet & greet

14.30-14.35hrs

Opening Remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General FCCI

14.35-14.40hrs

Welcome by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

14.40-14.50hrs

Introduction of FCCI by Dr. Pramod Agrawal,  University of Twente, Vice President (Programs) FCCI

14.50-15.10hrs

Address by the Chief Guest, Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony

15.10-15.40hrs

Introduction and theme presentation on “Maximizing India’s Demographic Dividend & Its Global Implications:

A European Opportunity”, by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI & Chairman Emeritus Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce & Trade (NICCT)

15.40-15.50hrs

Remarks by, Prof. Dr. Vinod Subramaniam rector magnificus at VU University Amsterdam

15.50-16.50hrs

Panel discussion and Q/A session. Panellists are:

  • Mr. Ram Lakhina, President-Emeritus FCCI and Chairman Emeritus NICCT
  • Mrs. Sanchi Tibrewala, Trustee FCCI
  • Ms. Poorvi Shukla, University of Twente, Trustee FCCI
  • Drs. Nupur Kohli, University of Amsterdam, Joint-secretary FCCI

16.50-16.55hrs

Closing remarks and vote of thanks

16.55-18.00hrs

Reception to welcome the new Indian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony

 

Photos of the event

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