Opening Day at #CK2017

Opening Day at #CK2017

Towards a more equal city

By 2050, over half the world’s total urban population will be in Asia. While the global poverty rate is declining, the proportion of poor living in cities is greater than ever before. How can cities address this challenge? The next generation of cities will require a re-examination of conventional responses to the challenges of urbanisation. City leaders have to strike the balance between meeting the immediate and growing demand for services, and making longer term decisions that affect the built environment. 


10:00 am to 11:30 am: Opening Plenary

Towards a more equal city

Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, WRI India

Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Dr. Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

Mr. Madhav Pai, Director, WRI India Ross Center


11:30 am to 11:45 am: Tea


11:45 am to 1:30 pm: Panel Discussion

Moving India Forward

Moderator Dr. O P Agarwal, Executive Director, Indian School of Business

Mr. Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Mr. Durga Shanker Mishra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development

Mr. Peter Hilliges, Director, KfW India

Ms. Maria Mercedes, Chief of Program, PROTAM-BANOBRAS

Ms. Anumita Roychudhury, Executive Director- Research & Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment

Mr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mr. Amit Bhatt, Director, Integrated Transport, WRI India Ross Center


Special Address: 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways


Roundtable: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Bridging the Gap – Global Agenda & Cities

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Mr. Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, TERI

Ms. Soma Banerjee, Principal (Energy & Infrastructure), CII

Ms. Moutushi Sengupta, Director, MacArthur India

Mr. Krishan Dhawan, CEO, Shakti Foundation

Mr. Mohit Thukral, Senior Vice President, Genpact & Nasscom Foundation

Ms. Radhika Khosla, Fellow, Center for Policy Research


4:30 pm to 5:15 pm: Delhi Dialogue

Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi


5:15 pm to 6:00 pm: Towards a More Equal City

Mr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mr. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary Ministry of Urban Development


Venue: Jacarnada Hall, IHC

Connect Karo Awards – Rethinking Road Safety: 7:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Road Safety


Ms. Tahira Thekaekara, WRI India


Mr. Milind Soman, Brand Ambassador – India Vision Zero

Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, WRI India

Mr. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Mr. Sibash Kabiraj, IPS, Jt Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon & IG Trafic & Road Safety Haryana

Ms. Sarika Panda, WRI India

Keynote Speaker:

Shri. Manuskh Mandaviya, Minister of State Road Transport & Highways (TBC)

Awards Jury:

Mr. Sudhir Krishna, Chairman The Fifth Delhi Finance Commission

Ms. Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director Shell Foundation

Mr. Rajesh Kalra, Editor in Chief, Times Internet

Mr. Prabhat Agarwal, Co-Founder, Aravalli Scholars & Raahgiri Day

Dinner: 8 pm onwards

Venue: Margosa Hall, IHC