Creating a Resilient and Inclusive Mumbai


Creating a Resilient and Inclusive Mumbai

21 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018
Mumbai , MH
, India

1.Title of the Campus: Creating a Resilient and Inclusive City

2.Lead Partner Organization: Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)

3.Other Partner Organization(s) Co-Hosting the Campus:  The Urban Vision

4.UTC Date:  Thrusday 21st June to Friday 22nd June 2018 

4.Location / Venue: Indian School of Design & Innovation ISDI Tower, One Indiabulls Centre, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 / Mumbai/ India

5.Language: English

6.Sustainable Developement Goals addressed by this UTC:



7.Description of the Campus

The UTC is meant to be a place to share, learn and define the way forward through individual and joint commitments to implement the New Urban Agenda. The format of the Campus is flexible and based on open facilitated sessions thus allowing for a high level of interaction. All participants will have equal opportunities to voice their views, ideas, and commitment to support their vision towards action.

The topic of “Creating a Resilient and Inclusive Mumbai” is to discuss the different challenges in the city, women, children and other vulnerable/minority groups face in living a quality life and in exercising their fundamental rights. We would like to deliberate on the same, so that we can collectively come up with an action plan that is hyper-local, community driven, practical and implementable. These will be captured in a white paper and published on the website of the UN Habitat as well as presented to the relevant stakeholders in January 2019. These sessions are co-created with several organisations and is reflective of the spirit of the UTC.

UNDP India is willing to mentor potential projects ideated by female led teams and help pitch to Start Mission Launch (Govt of Maharashtra). 

Outcome and Expectations:
- At least 300 citizens would be aware of the challenges in the city and be more aware of the World Urban Campaign for #TheCityWeNeed.
- 100 youth would go through a design thinking exercise to design local solutions to challenges faced in a city.
- Action Items could be implemented by individuals or organisations especially the Lab leads
- Swedish Institute Alumni to adopt 3 action items
- All action items to be captured into the final White Paper to be published on the UN Habitat website.

21 June – Open to public through pre-registrations and will have representative voices from Government, Corporate, NGOs, Academia and Citizens. Register for Day 1 here.
22 June – Youth Design Innovation challenge (by invitation through educational institutions & NGOs). Register for Day 2 here.


9.List of Speakers / Moderators: 

Mrs Kashmira Mewawala, Head of Business Development & Ethics, Tata Capital, Indian
Mrs. Madeleine Sandstedt-Kjellberger, Consul, Consulate of Sweden Mumbai, Swedish
Anju Pandey, Program Specialist, UN Women, India
Harini Calamur, Author & Entrepreneur, India
Pearl Tiwari, Director & CEO, Ambuja Cement Foundation, India
Brijesh Singh, Special Inspector General, Women Atrocity Prevention & Cybercrime, Government of Maharashtra, India
Richa Pant, Head Group CSR, L&T Finance, India
Nirmika Singh, Executive Editor, Rolling Stone India, India
Ayushi Banerji, CEO, The Gender Lab, India
Sonal Giani, Actor and LGBTQ Activist, India
James Fennell, Cultural Affairs Officer, The US Consulate Mumbai, USA
Nappinai NS - Supreme Court Advocate, India
Shalaka Joshi, Gender Lead South Asia, IFC, India
Sia Nowrojee, Program Director, 3D Program, UN Foundation, USA
Harshad Bhatia, Senior Urban Designer and Architect, India
Meghna Pant, Author, India (Moderator)
Faye D'Souza, Executive editor, Mirror Now Times Network, India (Moderator)
ElsaMarie DSilva, Founder & CEO, Red Dot Foundation, India (Moderator)
Ruben Mascarenhas, Cofounder, Litmus Test Project, India
Nidhi Goyal, Gender and Disability Activist, Point of View, India
Paromita Vohra, Founder, Agents of Ishq, India
Bishaka Datta, Executive Director, Point of View, India
Preeti Dhingra, Program Manager, Magic Bus, India
Anupama Kapoor, Founder & CEO, Reboot Network, India
Rashneh Pardiwala, Founder, CERE, India
Jasmine Saluja, Urban Planner, Plural, India
Oormi Kapadia, Urban Planner, Plural, India
Harrish Iyer, LGBTQ Activist, India
Amit Kundal, Design Thinking Facilitator, ISDI, India
Gourav Keswani, Design Thinking Facilitator, ISDI, India
Shamit Shrivastav, Design Thinking Facilitator, ISDI, India
Vaibhav Mohite, Design Thinking Facilitator, ISDI, India
Sapna Bhavnani, Founder, MadoWot, India


  • ElsaMarie DSilva, Founder & CEO, Red Dot Foundation, India (Email:
  • Supreet K Singh, Director & COO, Red Dot Foundation, India

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