In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

Join us on Wednesday, December 5th, 7-10pm at the American India Foundation’s New York Young Professional’s Chapter’s Panel with AIF Clinton Fellows.

Held at the the David Auditorium at Columbia University, this panel discussion will discuss

Challenges and Solutions to India’s Development –
Perspective from Clinton Fellows


The Moderator & Panelists

The event will be moderated by Joya Dass, anchor for NY1 and CNN, and the panel will feature AIF Fellows that have had a significant impact on development in India.  The panelists include:

Ramya Sekaran, People’s Watch
Assessed the functioning of India’s national and state commissions for women and assisted at the proceedings of a national-level public hearing on children’s rights.

Jennifer Chowdhury, Jeevika Development Society
Created standard reporting mechanisms to document cases of violence against women in villages and helped create broad-based marketing and outreach campaigns.

Rushabh Kapashi, The Ant
Assisted a number of underprivilaged artisan groups with business development initatives and for-profit capital raising activities.

Kishore Eechambadi, Seva Mandir
Worked with village entrepreneurs in India to build up successful microenterprises and promoted strengthening the livelihood of rural villagers through grassroots microenterprises.


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Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in the discussion.

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