The third Social Innovation Forum lecture was held on the 19th of August, immediately after the round table conference.
The lecture was delivered by Prof. Anil Gupta, a globally renowned scholar in the area of grassroots innovations. He is the founder of the Honey Bee Network and until recently he was also a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. He also holds the Executive Vice Chair of the National Innovation Foundation and is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Prof. Gupta was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2004.
Prof. Gupta’s book ‘Grassroots Innovation: Minds on the Margin are Not Marginal Minds’ was formally released in the programme. Prof. Gupta talked about the importance of nurturing an eco-system that supports women innovators.
He talked about the ability of women to convert their action into reflection as they have the biggest pool of traditional knowledge and wisdom, which can be a solid foundation for many social innovations.