Muslim Professionals participate in the Inclusive Development Conclave

January 16, 2013 by  
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Muslim Professionals participate in the Inclusive Development ConclaveMaharashtra, January 14, 2013: Mumbai: Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) was one of the exclusive invitees from the Social Sector participating in a round table brainstorming on the “Indian Inclusive Development at the turn of the 21st century” at JP Naik Bhavan, ICSSR, Mumbai University.

AMP is an ‘intellectual organization’ of Muslim professionals, and volunteers for the overall development of not just the Muslim Community in India but also the Indian society at large and is spread across 12 states and 50 cities.

This discussion was jointly organized by Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP), New Delhi and the US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC.The event was coordinated by Dr. Abdul Shaban, of the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai and it was presided over by Prof. B.L. Mungekar (MP – RajyaSabha).

This round table was for brainstorm through providing a framework and highlighting the facts in the most simplified manner possible, so as to facilitate a debate for strategizing policy engagement. A case was also be made during the discussion regarding the need to have independent debating platforms in major States of India where regional issues can be articulated and policy papers prepared.

Syed Najeeb, Head PR & Communications, AMP represented the organization at this significant event which also had high-ranking bureaucrats, political dignitaries and other members from the Social Sector.

The sessions included discussions on:

‘A Policy Framework for Inclusive Development: A Post –Sachar perspective’ – by Prof. AbusalehShariff (Phd.) (Professor, US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC and Member Secretary Sachar Committee);

‘Need for Equal Opportunity’ – by Prof. RakeshBasant (Professor, IIM-Ahmedabad);

‘Need for Non-Profit Institutions Essential to promote Inclusive Development in India’ – by Prof. Rasheed Ahmed (President, US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC);

‘Reforms at Grassroots – Key for Social and economic prosperity of communities’ – by Prod.JeemolUnni (Director – IRMA);

‘Programs & policies – What it takes to succeed’ – by Mr.Syed Zameer Pasha, I. A. S (Rtd.) (Executive Director – Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy);

‘Role of Academic Institutions in Policy Process for Inclusive Development’ – by Prof. Abdul Shaban (Professor, TISS, Mumbai)

Some of the other participants-dignitaries who shared their reflections were Dr Asghar Ali Engineer (Renowned Social Activist); Nawab Malik (MLA, NCP & Former Minister); PA Inamdar (President, Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society, Pune); and Amin Patel (MLA, Indian National Congress).

– tcn

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