Past Events


Interactive Discussion on "Media: Regulation vs Self Regulation”
In association with the German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftng, GPPI-CPR in December 2012 organised a roundtable discussion on "Media: Regulation vs Self Regualtion". Late Justice J. S. Verma, Former Chief Justice of India, and Head, National Broadcasting Standard Assocaition and 18 Members of Indian Parliament had an in-depth discussion on the issue.- Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Illiberal Trends in India?”
A series of incidents recently have raised questions of an emerging trend of intolerance in the country. Limits on speech, banning of artists, censorship of movies, recent hangings, all seem to suggest growing intolerant trend. In this regards GPPI-CPR in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organised a roundtable discussion on "Illeberal trends in India" on March 18, 2013. -Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "SC Verdict: Will it Help Cleanse Politics?"
As part of the ongoing collaborative series of roundtables with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and GPPI-CPR, an interactive discussion was organized on the theme- “The SC Verdict: Will it Help Cleanse Politics?” on August 22, 2013. -Read More.. 

Interactive Discussion on the Calibre and Merits of our Political Discourse; Questions Raised on Campaign Finance of Political Parties; and Impact & Relevance of Opinion Polls
As part of the ongoing collaborative series of roundtables with the FES, GPPI-CPR organized a three-segment discussion on 16 December, 2013 that enlivens our present political landscape.Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Bridging the Trust Deficit: Perform or Perish”
On 10 February, 2014, in the final discussion for the 15th Lok Sabha session- GPPI-CPR and FES in their ongoing series of roundtables addressed several issues under the broad theme "Bridging the Trust Deficit: Perform or Perish”, that have a direct relevance with the 16th general elections in April-May 2014.- Read More.. 

Interactive Discussion on "500 Days to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Beyond: India's Target to Reduce Child Mortailty”
On 31 July, 2014, GPPI-CPR and the Global Health Strategies (GHS) in their ongoing series of roundtables organized a discussion on India's ambitious target to reduce the child mortality rate to 38, to meet the MDG 4 targets.- Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Digital Financial Inclusion in India”
GPPI-CPR organized an interactive discussion on the significance and need for digital financial inclusion in India for bridging the poor households with the formal financial systems. The discussion was held on August 5, 2014. Mr. Prem Das Rai (SDF) and Mr. Shivkumar Udasi (BJP) co-chaired the discussion. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in India: Status & Challenges”
GPPI-CPR organized an interactive discussion with the Members of Parliament on December 2, 2014, attended by 16 multi-party group of MPs belonging to both Houses. The discussion was chaired by Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, (AITMC) Former Union Cabinet Minister, Railways & former Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare.- Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "The Need to Increase Fiscal Focus on Health”
GPPI-CPR and GHS co-organized an interactive discussion on the need to increase fiscal focus on health on December 9, 2014. Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP) and Dr. Ajoy Kumar (INC) co-chaired the discussion. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Growth vs Development: The Road Ahead”
GPPI-CPR and FES as part of its collaborative series of  roundtables organized an interactive discussion on "Growth vs Development: The Road Ahead" to discuss the ongoing debate whether economic growth on its own its own contribute to economic development or lead to substantial reduction in hunger, poverty and illiteracy. Read More..

Meeting of the Core Members of the Political Leaders' Forum on Child Survival
GPPI-CPR and GHS organised an agenda focused meeting of the 'Core Members of the Political Leaders' Forum on Child Survival' on March 9, 2015. -  Read More..


Interactive Discussion on "Banking Every Indian"
Subsequent to an interactive discussion organized in August 2014 on the significance of digital financial inclusion for bridging the poor households with the financial system where we discussed the foundational aspects of digital financial inclusion, GPPI organized a discussion on ‘Banking Every Indian’ following the recently launched PM Jan Dhan Yojana on March 16, 2015. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Infant and Child Mortality in Telangana & Seemandhra: Status & Challenges & Role of Policy Makers"
To discuss the ways of improving child heath indicators and to ensure health is at top agenda of leadership in both States of Telangana & Seemandhra, while understanding the crucial link between top leaders and the people, GPPI-CPR and GHS organised a roundtable in Hyderabad on 23 March 2015 on "Infant and Child Mortality in Telangana & Seemandhra: Status & Challenges and Role of Policy Makers". - Read More..

Meeting of the Core Members of the Political Leaders' Forum on Child Survival
On August 6, 2015, the Global Health Strategies (GHS) and Governance & Public Policy Initiative-Centre for Policy Research (GPPI-CPR) organised an agenda focused meeting of the core members of ‘The Political Leaders’ Forum on Child Survival’. - Read More..


Interactive Discussion on "Swachh Bharat: Key Challenges in Rural & Urban Sanitation"
To discuss and get an overview of the general sanitation situation in rural & urban India today and the overarching challenges faced in meeting the target for a Swachh Bharat in the next 4 years, the Governance & Public Policy Initiative – Centre for Policy Research (GPPI-CPR) organised an interactive discussion with the Members of Parliament on August 11, 2015. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Digitizing India: Cashless, Paperless, Presence-less Service Delivery - the Future of India?"
GPPI-CPR organised an interactive discussion on “Digitizing India: Cashless, paperless and presence-less service delivery – the future of India?” on Dec 14, 2015 to discuss the enormous emphasis placed on improving online infrastructure and online activity particularly in the Banking and Finance sector (with initiatives such as Jan Dhan Yojna) which has a huge potential to transform India in its digital platforms enabling a cashless, paperless and presence-less service delivery system powered by India-Stack. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "The Challenges Facing Indian Agriculture"
GPPI-CPR organised an interactive discussion on “Challenges Facing Indian Agriculture” on 10th March 2016 to discuss the status and challenges of agriculture sector in India today. The discussion was co-chaired by Mr. Prem Das Rai, MP, and Mr. Shiv Kumar Udasi, MP. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Investing in Women and Children of India: Addressing Malnutrition"
GPPI-CPR and GHS jointly organised an interactive discussion on “Investing in Women & Children in India: Addressing Malnutrition” on 9th May 2016 to discuss the key roles political leaders can play in raising the discourse around nutrition in India.  - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Women's Empowerment and Obstacles in Achieving Social Equality"
GPPI-CPR organised an interactive discussion on “Women's Empowerment and Obstacles in Achieving Social Equality” on 4th August, 2016 to discuss the broad facts and debates underlying women’s empowerment and social equality, and how Parliamentarians can contribute in making the government policies and programmes successful.  - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Putting India at the Centre of the SDG Narrative"
GPPI-CPR and GHS jointly organised a roundtable discussion on “Putting India at the Centre of the SDG Narrative” on August 10, 2016, to discuss India’s role given the new goals (SDGs) and key opportunities for Parliamentarians. The discussion was led by Mr. CK Mishra, Secretary and Mission Director National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. N K Arora, Executive Director, The INCLEN Trust International. - Read More..

Parliamentarians' International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals for Children
A two day Parliamentarians’ International Conference on “Sustainable Development Goals for Children (SDGs)” was organised by the Parliamentarians’ Group for Children in partnership with Governance and Public Policy Initiative-Centre for Policy Research with technical support of UNICEF India on 10-11 December, 2016 at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India. - Read More... 

Interactive Discussion on "Budgetary Allocation for Health in India"
GPPI-CPR and GHS jointly organised a roundtable discussion on “Budgetary Allocation for Health in India” on March 15, 2017, to highlight key issues in the budgetary allocation for healthcare, discuss possible solutions and ways in which parliamentarians can play key roles in addressing them. The discussion was led by Professor Pinaki Chakraborty, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and an Honorary Research Scholar at Levy Economics Institute, New York and Dr Amir Ullah Khan, Development Economist and Policy Expert on Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The discussion was chaired by Ms Vandana Chavan, MP, Rajya Sabha. - Read More..

Interactive Discussion on "Prioritising Child Health and Nutrition in India"
GPPI-CPR and GHS jointly organised a roundtable discussion on “Prioritising Child Health and Nutrition in India” on August 2, 2017, to discuss the role of political leaders in putting major public health issues such as Child Health and Nutrition on the political agenda. Read More...

Interactive Discussion on "Technology and Governance: Aadhaar Privacy Concerns and Database Security"
GPPI-CPR organised a roundtable discussion on “Technology and Governance: Aadhaar Privacy Concerns and Database Security” on March 12, 2018, with the aim to create a focused discourse to help the Parliamentarians gain a well-rounded perspective on the risks and benefits of the platform. Read More...

Roundtable Discussion on "Health Commitments Made in the Union Budget 2018"
GPPI-CPR and GHS jointly organised a roundtable discussion on “Health Commitments Made in the Union Budget 2018” on March 21, 2018, to discuss the role of political leaders in ensuring existing targets are met and planning how best to give public health goals like immunization and disease eradication the political stimulus they needRead More...

Roundtable Discussion on "Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health"
GPPI-CPR and GHS organised an interactive discussion on “Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health” on July 24, 2018 in which three renowned speakers discussed with the participating Parliamentarians, the key issues of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) and the proposed amendments of the MTP Act, 1971. Read More... 

Roundtable Discussion on "Personal Data in the Digital Economy: Rights & Safeguards"
A Roundtable Discussion on “Personal Data in the Digital Economy: Rights & Safeguards” was organised by GPPI-CPR Dec 13, 2018. The discussion was chaired and moderated by Prof Rajeev Gowda, MP, Rajya Sabha. Read More..


Roundtable Discussion on "Artificial Intelligence: Social Impact & Implications"
A Roundtable Discussion on “Artificial Intelligence: Social Impact & Implications” was organised by GPPI-CPR June 27, 2019. Read More..