Now in its 7th year of execution, the Livelihoods Asia Summit 2016 will be held in New Delhi between December 7 and 8, 2016. This is a unique platform established to facilitate south-south dialogue on livelihoods enhancement of the poor. Wide ranging discussions will be held on Inclusive Value chains and several senior officials from the
Government; Private Sector; Civil Societies, UN agencies and thought leaders will speak at the Summit. It will enable diverse stakeholders to meet and share experiences and breakthroughs, discuss issues and challenges that the poor face and build consensus on strategies that will help in strengthening the enabling environment and deliver sustainable outcomes. More than 400 delegates including those from about 9 Asian countries participated in the Summit in 2015 with over 60 eminent thought leaders and sector specialists from the region speaking in various panels.
Each year, ACCESS organizes the Livelihoods Asia Summit, as a pan-Asia conference that targets about 500 delegates from the livelihoods sector including practitioners, policy makers, private sector, non-governmental organizations, donors, multilateral / bilateral organizations, academicians, researchers and other support organizations from within the region. The Summit presents a unique experience for the participants from a diverse array of themes that are discussed in over 15 sessions across two days. Experiences, case studies, issues and challenges from countries within the region are shared at the Livelihoods Asia Summit and over 70 thought-leaders, policy makers and practitioners are a part of the two-day deliberations.
Established initially as the Livelihoods India Initiative, ACCESS Development Services has set up this platform to understand and assess the key issues and challenges that the poor face in sustaining their livelihoods and microenterprises and also to craft a vision and strategy for moving them from subsistence to sustainable levels. Livelihoods India was initiated in 2010 as a national platform to bring together diverse stakeholders on a single platform to discuss critical issues that impede and afflict the livelihoods of the poor.
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