Dr. Santhosh Mathew is a Political Economist and has extensive experience in the Indian Administrative Service. He is currently the Country Lead, Public Policy and Finance at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He writes about need to see the Indian state as an organisation rather than an Institution, and the power of solutions made possible through shared digital infrastructure.
On the journey of applying Societal Platform Thinking for Education Leadership, ShikshaLokam, in collaboration with the Societal Platform team is hosting the co-learning series called “Cerebration”. Along with partners Mantra4Change Bangalore, Kaivalya Education Foundation and Madhi Foundation for Season 1 of the series.
Prashant Mehra is a builder of open access digital platforms in the area of Livelihood, Education, and Civic Engagement, collectively called the Platform Commons Foundation. In our conversation with Prashant, he tells us what inspired him to take a sabbatical and be out on the streets in the night picking garbage while building a livelihood platform.
Continuing our Societal Chats series, we spoke to Dr. Lalitesh Katragadda who is a pioneer in crowdsourcing and building products for the underserved. He talks to us about his journey from building the Google Map Maker to conceptualising a 11-minute loan to a first-time borrower at Avanti Finance.
We recently had a fireside chat with Nandan Nilekani, Co-Founder and Chairman of EkStep Foundation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Infosys. We spoke to him about his experiences of working on large-scale projects, and recollected learnings that led to the articulation of Societal Platform Thinking.