What is The Challenge?
At each event the participants will be presented with a
challenge to explore. They will investigate the challenge locally,
and work together to come up with ideas and recommendations. Each
year a different challenge will be selected for that year's
participants to investigate.
The Challenge will be set by the Dishaa Advisory Group in advance
of the event and must be:
- A compelling issue for leaders that is common to both the UK
- Significant and wide-reaching in its impact but contained in
its focus to ensure the participant group can explore and present
feasible and meaningful solutions.
During the four day event, participants will investigate the
challenge locally, and work together to come up with ideas and
recommendations. Each year another challenge will be selected for
that year's participants to investigate.
Advisory Group member Lord Stern on why a recent Dishaa challenge
topic, climate change, is such an important issue
Read the final report from the first Dishaa Venture, "Heart
Surgery at $1,000":
The challenge for participants on the third Dishaa Venture
As economies are increasingly driven by technology and
knowledge, how do we ensure appropriate skills development to
bridge the gap between education and employment?
Other challenges proposed by the Advisory Group for the second
Building homeland security
How to build an enhanced partnership in homeland security,
focusing on policing methods, counter-terrorism, crime scene
management techniques and management of communal tensions in
How to break down barriers and build shared understanding
through education exchange. For example, how to put in place a
School Teacher exchange programme and make sure it works.
There are several basic similarities between the higher
education systems of India and England, and yet the scale, range
(in terms of language) and investment and pricing are very
different considering the size of the two countries. In the context
of globalization, international migration of labour and
technological advances, there appears to be an urgent need for both
systems to be overhauled.
In what manner can greater mutuality be achieved between higher
education in India and the UK, so that there can be greater
academic and human resource exchange between the two countries?
Young People and Employment
Given social finance is now gathering pace in both countries,
how can we incorporate enterprise and microfinance to offer
employment opportunities to young people, encouraging
entrepreneurship and creating jobs.
How can we give 250,000/500,000 young people the chance to work
How do you get banking to be part of society?