The Platform launched in India at a high-level meeting in India’s financial hub of Mumbai, aiming to deepen partnerships to achieve the SDGs. The meeting was attended by a wide range of stakeholders including government, private sector and philanthropy. In India, the Platform aims to reduce duplication of efforts, leverage resources among partners, give grantees and donors a greater voice in the national plan for SDG implementation, and offer an avenue to identify and apply innovative methods from the private sector to UN and government programmes, focusing initially on investing in women and girls as an accelerator across the Goals.

The event was attended by a wide range of stakeholders and partners including government, private sector and philanthropy, and was moderated by Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Ruchi Mohanty, Partnerships & Engagement Specialist of UNDP India, Jaco Cilliers, UNDP India Country Director, and Radhika Shah, Platform Advisor and Co-President of Stanford A&E participated in and shared perspectives at the event, along with Indian philanthropists including Paula Mariwala, Founder & Co-President at Stanford A & E India, and foundation leadership including Pragnya Ram, Group Executive President at Aditya Birla Group.

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