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India Lockdown: Challenges to Saving Lives and Livelihood

India Lockdown: Challenges to Saving Lives and Livelihood

Monday, April 27, 2020

Heribert Dieter, Ananth Krishnan, Amit Wanchoo, Akshay Mathur

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The world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown in India may save lives — but it has put the livelihood of millions of impoverished citizens and migrant workers, and India’s economy at stake. Who will pay the ultimate price? What are the lockdown’s implications on the nation’s foreign policy? What can NGOs do to support the underprivileged, while grappling with financial problems of their own? AsiaGlobal Fellows Amit Wanchoo, Akshay Mathur and Ananth Krishnan offered on-the-ground insights at this intellectual exchange platform with Heribert Dieter.

About the Speakers

Former Director of Policy Research, Asia Global Institute

Heribert Dieter

Heribert Dieter is the former director of policy research at Asia Global Institute. 

2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

Ananth Krishnan

Ananth Krishnan is an experienced journalist and a 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow

2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

Amit Wanchoo

Amit Wanchoo is a 2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow. He is also chief executive officer of Space Communications and chairman of HN Wanchoo Trust. 

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

Akshay Mathur

Akshay Mathur is a 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow and the Director of Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Mumbai and Head of the ORF’s Geoeconomics Studies Programme.



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