Indian Diaspora conference 2017

Indian Diaspora Conference 2017

Date: 14 October 2017, Saturday

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, 2583 JH, The Hague

Presentations

Indian Diaspora Conference 2017 - Dr. Pramod Agrawal 

Europen needs for skilled manpower & planned migration from India - Mr. R.L. Lakhina

An Integrative Approach to recruitment and retention of High Skilled Professionals from India - Prof. Sharda Nandram

Enhancing (Political) Participation of Indian Diaspora in The Netherlands - Prof. Dewanand Mahadew

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Program

On 14TH October 2017 from 13.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Bharat Bhawan, Tesselsestraat 65, 2583 JH, The Hague 

Time

Program

13.00-14.00hrs

Registration/ meet and greet

14.00-14.15hrs

Opening and welcome address by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI and FIDE.

14.15-14.30hrs

Inaugural address by the Indian ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony.

14.30-15.45hrs

A. Theme: European needs for skilled migrants & planned migration from India

14.30-14.45 hrs: Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI and

Chairman-Emeritus NICCT.

14.45-15.00 hrs: Prof. Dr. Sharda Nandram, Associate Professor, Nyenrode University.

15.00 – 15.45 hrs: Panel discussion/Q&A session with

  • Mr. Ram Lakhina
  • Prof. Dr. Sharda Nandram
  • Mr. Oedith Jaharia, Director of Programs, The Hague executive Campus, The Hague.
  • Mr. Desh Ramnath, Council member The Hauge, and founder ‘Twogather’.
  • Ms. Sanchi Tibrewala, Trustee FCCI

15.45-16.15hrs

Break for drinks/snacks

16.15-17.30hrs

B. Theme: Indian Diaspora & political participation in host countries

16.15-16.30 hrs: Prof. Dr. Dewanand Mahadew, Dean International Business Development Academy

16.30-16.45 hrs: Ms. Oetra Gopal, Deputy Mayor of Hoogezand-Sappemeer.

16.45 – 17.30 hrs: Panel discussion/ Q&A session with

  • Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague.
  • Prof. Dr. Dewanand Mahadew
  • Ms. Oetra Gopal
  • Ms. Haseena Bakhtali, Council member Nieuwegein and “fractievoorzitter stadsPartij Nὐwegen”

17.30-17.40hrs

Closing remarks and vote of thanks by dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice President FCCI and President Aadhaar.

17.40-18.00hrs

Short Indian cultural program

 

Host:  Drs. Nupur Kohli, Joint-secretary FCCI.

 

 

International Diaspora conference 26 Sept 2015

The Venue: The World Forum, The Hague

Timings: 12:00 hrs. to 22:30 hrs.
(including conference, dinner and cultural programme)

Speakers: Presentations on Mauritius, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands confirmed. Working on speakers from India, Suriname, UK, Germany, Italy etc.

speakers and participants from at least 15 countries.

More information www.indiandiaspora.eu.

 

 

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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Diaspora conference, 14th of December, Gandhi Centre (Tesselsestraat 65-67), The Hague.

Date: 14-12-2014 | Venue: Gandhi Centre (Tesselsestraat 65-67), The Hague.

Leveraging Indian Diaspora’s Knowledge, capital & networking resources for accelerating India’s progress

14.00-14.05 Introductory remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary-general FCCI

14.05-14.15 Inauguration of the conference by The Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. Rajesh N. Prasad

14.15-14.30 Theme presentation by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI, Chairman NICCT

14.30-14.45 Presentation on Knowledge resources of Indian Diaspora by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice-President FCCI, President AADHAR, Associate professor Twente University  

14.45-15.00 Presentation on knowledge resources by Mr. Aniel Pahladsingh, Jurist Council of State (Raad van State) of the Netherlands

15.00-15.15 Presentation on Capital resources by Mr. Simon Dayala, former Senior Vice-President ABN-AMRO Bank & Hon. Consul of Netherlands to Kenya

15.15-15.30 Presentation on networking resources by Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy-mayor of The Hague

15.30-15.45 Policy measures and mechanisms to optimal utilization of Diaspora resources for accelerating India’s progress by Dr. Vasant Moharir, President Emeritus FCCI, former dean Int. Institute of Social Studies.

15.45-16.30 Interaction with the audience (Q/A session), coordinated by FCCI President Jasbir Singh (Drs. Nupur Kohli, President Diaspora Youth Association, Drs. Badri Madan, Chairman Indian Business Chamber, will join the panel).

17.00-18.20 Cultural session & Closing remarks : Musical performances Dr. Vimal Chopra, Ms Anu Shree & Mr Tony Singh, supported by Awishkaar; Skit on migration dilemma’s by Hoofddorp’s Entertainers; Bollywood dances by dance group SHI-RAG, choreographed by Ms Ashna Devi; Closing remarks & vote of thanks

Seminar on Urban Planning in India

Thursday 24 April 2014 Kasteel de Wittenburg, Wassenaar. Program Details....

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome by the Secretary General, FCCI, Drs. Vikas Kohli

15:05 – 15:15 Opening remarks Vice President (Program), FCCI, Dr. Promod Agrawal

15:15 – 15:35 Urban planning in India, Past and overview, Mr. G.  Boparai - FCCI

15:35 – 15:55 Urban planning in India, Recent past, Ms. Yamini J. Singh – University of Twente, previously with Ministry of Urban Development, India

15:55 – 16:15 Urban planning in India, The future - Mr. Aditya Deshmukh – Delft University

16:15 – 16:45 DRINKS AND SNACKS

16:45 – 17:15 Urban planning in India, Case studies - Ms. Yamini J. Singh and Mr. Aditya Deshmukh -                      

17:15 – 17:30 Urban planning in India, Aspects of governance, Dr. V. Moharir – President Emeritus FCCI

17:30 – 18:20 Interactive session

18:20 – 18:30 Closing remarks by the President, FCCI, Mr. Jasbir Singh

Time management and Productivity in India

Time management and Productivity in India

Better Time Management Can Enhance India’s GDP by at least One Percent

Venue: Kasteel de Wittenburg, Bloemcamplaan 55, Wassenaar 

15 April 2016

Seminar Program

13:30 – 14:00 Meet and Greet

14:00 – 17:00

- Welcome - Introduction and presentation of the theme by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President-Emeritus FCCI & NICCT

- Key Presentation by Drs. Nupur Kohli, Joint Secretary FCCI

- Perspective from the young generation from the Netherlands and India - Interaction with the audience (Q/A session) -

Closing remarks - Tea / Coffee Snacks and Networking

Selected Photos

 

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Freedom of Expression: with or without boundaries ?

Freedom of Expression: with or without boundaries ? 19-03-2015

Date:19 March, 2015 from 14:00 – 17:00 hrs.

Venue: Kasteel de Wittenburg, Bloemcamplaan 55, Wassenaar

Presentations by politicians, academicians and journalists on the seminar theme, followed by debate and interaction with the audience.

The speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Ruben Gowricharn (University of Tilburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Sharda Nandram (Nynrode University)
  • Ms. Esther Voet (renowned journalist and Director of CIDI*)
  • Dr. Pramod Agrawal (University of Twente)
  • Mr. Joeri Oudshorn (The Hague City Party, outspoken advocate of absolute freedom)
  • H.E. Sh. Rajesh N. Prasad (Ambassador of India**)

 *Centre for Information and Documentation Israel

The programme was bilingual (English and Dutch).

 

Seminar on Smart Cities and Urban Planning in India

Understanding the Smart cities program in India

19th June 2016 

 13:30 hrs – 16:40 hrs

Venue: Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4

Event Program

Report of the event

Speakers

Mr. G. Boparai 

Ms. Yamini J. Singh

 

Seminar photos coming soon ....

 

Program

13:30 – 14:00 Meet and Greet

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary General, FCCI

14:05 – 14:20 Concept of smart cities in general and in context of India, Theme            

                       presentation by Mr. G. Boparai, Trustee FCCI

14:20 – 14:40 Aims, objectives and structure of Smart cities program in India,

  Dr. Yamini J. Singh, Trustee and Executive board member FCCI

14:40 – 15:00 A case study of Smart cities in India and Critical evaluation of the Smart  

                       city program, Mr. Himanshu Shekhar, Researcher Smart city solutions

15:00 – 15:30 Drinks and Snacks

15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussions and Q&A

16:30 – 16:40 Concluding remarks by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI

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Governance and Secularism

Governance and Secularism -Saturday 27 June 2015, Hotel Van der Valk Schiphol A4

14.00-14.05 Introductory remarks by Drs. Vikas Kohli, Secretary-general FCCI

14.05-14.15 FCCI & theme presentation “Governance and Secularism” by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice-President programs FCCI.

14.15-14.30 Dr. Vasant Moharir, “Governance and Secularism in India: The recent scene”, President Emiritus FCCI & Board Member of Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), Brussels.   

14.35-14.50 Dr. Chumadarie Appalsamy, “Governance and Secularism: A global perspective with focus on South Africa”, Trustee FCCI and an International Policy and Business

14.50-15.05 H.E. Mr. Eric Niehe, “Governance and Secularism: Dutch/European perspective”, Former Dutch Ambassador to India & President Nyenrode Institute,

15.05-15.30 Refreshment break for coffee/tea/snacks

15.30-17.00 Interaction with the audience (Q/A session), coordinated by FCCI President Mr. Jasbir Singh

NOTE:   As Turkey has a very unique position on secularism, an expert on Turkish constitution is also being invited. 

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