About the Organizers

Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (JCCD) is an established non-profit organization that works to improve urban India’s quality of life, as measured by two indicators: quality of citizenship and quality of infrastructure and services. Janaagraha’s work spans advocacy with the Union, to empower urban local bodies (ULB’s), and engagement at the grassroots, to deepen democracy. The Janaagraha Applied Research Program (J-ARP), which is anchoring the conference on behalf of JCCD, is a core program whose mission is to generate primary data/ evidence in colaboration with academia, both for internal consumption (for grassroots and advocacy initiatives) and for external publication.

More information about JCCD is available on www.janaagraha.org
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. IIHS is India’s first prospective independently funded and managed National University for Innovation that focuses on its ongoing urban and development transformation. It is a first-of-its-kind, practice and innovation-oriented knowledge institution that seeks to bridge the conventional excellence, scale and inclusion divide.
More information about IIHS is available on www.iihs.co.in
The South Asian Studies Council at Yale University is committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary South Asia, encompassing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. As part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, the Council seeks to foster lively intellectual exchange from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives by integrating teaching and research on traditional South Asia with contemporary study of the region.
More information about The South Asian Studies Council is available on www.yale.edu/macmillan/southasia