Watch the event on 26 September

Jobs We Want is the flagship event of the Work 4 Progress Program in India

A platform to co-create systemic solutions for unleashing entrepreneurship.

Work 4 Progress resources

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) India program is creating a growing body of evidence on social innovation led job creation in underserved regions. Click here to read about human stories of change, social innovation tools and the potential of a community-centred design approach in creating sustainable change.

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Systems Play

A collaborative focused in the global south which is dedicated to building a community of praxis that innovates responses to intractable social-ecological challenges, System Play currently consists of three regional hubs: Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and an online hub. The Asia hub is anchored by Development Alternatives. All the hubs work together to develop accessible resources on systems thinking, map and build a network of systems innovators and build capacities of practitioners.

Go to to view engaging super mini courses, learn with a coach and connect with systems innovators in the global south.

Work 4 Progress Global

The Work 4 Progress program of “la Caixa” Foundation creates decent livelihoods through social innovation platforms in three countries – India, Mozambique, and Peru.

Click here to access modules on listening and co-creation, and learn more about lessons from W4P’s experience in the global South.

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1st Session

Being Live-streamed from the Development Alternatives Headquarters

0940 - 0945 Introduction to Development Alternatives
0945 - 1115 Welcome Address by Dr. Arun Kumar, President, Development Alternatives Group
"TARAgram Yatra"- 'Yatris' come back from an immersive village experience and share their journey
Introduction to Work 4 Progress - How social innovation is creating jobs in India, Peru and Mozambique by Ms. Marta Solsona Masana,“la Caixa” Foundation and Ms. Kanika Verma, Development Alternatives Group
1115 - 1200 "Voices from the Ground" - Stories of Change from Rural India
1200 - 1330
Moderated by Mr. Pankaj Pachauri, Founder and Editor in Chief GoNews
1330 - 1415 Lunch
1415 - 1530
Panelists : Ms. Gayatri Acharya, Lead Economist, World Bank | Mr. Joshua Fisher, Director-AC4, The Earth Institute and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University| Mr. Rohtash Mal, Chairman and Managing Director, EM3 Agriservices Pvt Ltd| Mr. Vipin Sharma, CEO, ACCESS Development Services
Moderated by Ms. Zeenat Niazi, Vice President, Development Alternatives

2nd Session

Being Live-streamed from the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi

1730 - 2000 Opening Remarks by His Excellency Mr.Jose Ramon Baranano Fernandez, Ambassador of Spain to India
Key Note Speeches
Why Micro-Enterprise Development for job creation? by Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
"Jobs WE Want" - Understanding the aspirations of our people by Shri Anurag Sharma, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Executive Director of Baidyanath
International cooperation for a sustainable future H.R.H the Infanta Cristina of Spain, Director International Programmes, "la Caixa"
Work 4 Progress "la Caixa" - An Overview
  • Ms. Aloka Majumdar, Head of Corporate Sustainability, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India
  • Mr. Gorka Espiau, Senior Fellow at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies
  • Mr. Phumlani Nkontwana, Founding Director, Fuata Africa
  • Ms. Shoko Noda Resident Representative, UNDP India (TBC)
Moderated by Mr. Shrashtant Patara, Senior Vice President, Development Alternatives Group
"Jobs We Make" - Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future by Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives Group
At Jobs We Want 2019
  • Engage with the most influential thought leaders in systems innovation/ systems entrepreneurs
  • Meet the real change makers, who are inspiring people against all odds
  • Adopt social innovation tools for creating a culture of entrepreneurship
  • Co-create solutions that drive transformative change by unlocking finance, bringing women entrepreneurs to the center stage, building synergies and enabling new economy opportunities

Join us at Jobs We Want 2019, and Rediscover the Power of Entrepreneurship