Young Indians

CII’s Young Indians (Yi) is a movement for Indian Youth to converge, lead, co-create and influence India’s future. Formed in 2002, Yi has a growing, inclusive membership with over 3200 direct members in 50 chapters, and 29500 students YUVA members from colleges. Yi membership includes young entrepreneurs, professionals and achievers from different walks of life. Through impactful projects and activities under “Youth Leadership”, “Nation Building” and “Thought Leadership”, Yi hopes to emerge as a premier Indian Youth Organization and play an important role in Nation Building. Yi is one of the proud founders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20) & CAYE- Asia Pacific.

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Yi Masoom Summit 2020 organized by Young Indians (Yi) is a two day virtual summit for global leaders, change makers, youth, and various child protection stakeholders to come together. It is a virtual platform to speak, listen, engage, connect and learn more - for securing the future of children and keeping children safe from all forms of Child Sexual Abuse.


This summit seeks to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, including sharing of global best practices, innovation, solutions and ideas. It seeks to builds value for the participating leaders and organizations, Yi members, Yi YUVA student members, civil society organizations, schools, teachers, parents & caregivers, and the wider stakeholder community in collaborating to build awareness, action and thought leadership towards protecting and influencing the future of children in India.


Everyone can play a part by contribution towards creating awareness, taking an action, or advocating child protection. We all have a part to play in the fight for a safe and secure childhood for every child. Let's converge, lead, co-create to protect and influence the future of children in India.



Speakers

Kartik Shah (National Chairman - Yi & Director, Energypack Boilers Pvt Ltd)

Kartik Shah

National Chairman - Yi & Director, Energypack Boilers Pvt Ltd

Smita Agarwal (National Vice Chair – Yi & Director & CFO PTC Industries Limited)

Smita Agarwal

National Vice Chair – Yi & Director & CFO PTC Industries Limited

Dr. Rinchen Chophel (Director General of South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC))

Dr. Rinchen Chophel

Director General of South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC)

Tannistha Datta (Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF India)

Tannistha Datta

Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF India

Iain Drenan (Executive Director of WePROTECT Global Alliance)

Iain Drenan

Executive Director of WePROTECT Global Alliance

Mira Erda (Open Wheel Racer & Champion)

Mira Erda

Open Wheel Racer & Champion

Anu Garg, IAS (Principal Secretary at Women and Child Development Department, Government of Odisha)

Anu Garg, IAS

Principal Secretary at Women and Child Development Department, Government of Odisha

Soledad Herrero (Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF India)

Soledad Herrero

Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF India

Julie Inman Grant (Australian eSafety Commissioner at Australian eSafety)

Julie Inman Grant

Australian eSafety Commissioner at Australian eSafety

Aditya Pachpande (Entrepreneur & Innovator)

Aditya Pachpande

Entrepreneur & Innovator

Christopher Payne (Director, Digital Responsibility, Government and Public Affairs of The Lego Group)

Christopher Payne

Director, Digital Responsibility, Government and Public Affairs of The Lego Group

Uma Subramanian (Founder & Co-Director, Aarambh India - A Prerana & ADMCF Initiative)

Uma Subramanian

Founder & Co-Director, Aarambh India - A Prerana & ADMCF Initiative

Pooja Taparia (Founder & CEO of Arpan)

Pooja Taparia

Founder & CEO of Arpan

Laurie Tasharski (Director, Global Educator Centre for Excellence of International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC))

Laurie Tasharski

Director, Global Educator Centre for Excellence of International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

Liz Thomas (Regional Digital Safety Lead (Asia-Pacific) at Microsoft)

Liz Thomas

Regional Digital Safety Lead (Asia-Pacific) at Microsoft

Cornelius Williams (Associate Director & Global Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division at UNICEF)

Cornelius Williams

Associate Director & Global Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division at UNICEF

Watch out this space for more updates about the speakers at the Yi Masoom Summit 2020.

Agenda

  • November 20, 2020

  • November 21, 2020

November 20, 2020

Agenda

15:30 - 15:45
Opening Plenary - Yi Masoom Summit 2020
Yi Masoom Summit 2020 launch
Kartik Shah (National Chairman - Yi & Director, Energypack Boilers Pvt Ltd)
Kartik Shah
Kartik has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Energypack Boilers Pvt Ltd as a Product Engineer and after years of experience in Manufacturing, People Skills and Product Knowledge became the Director Operations of the Company. The company is into manufacturing and exports of Boilers and other Process Heating Machinery along with Dewaxing Autoclaves for Investment Casting Industries .He also founded an Innovation Company on Renewable Energy working on Waves and Heat Energy. Kartik is very passionate in working towards Nation Building / Philanthropy and Government Reforms and currently associated with several Organizations on this front. In addition, Kartik is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Boiler Manufacturers Association and the Vice President of the Gujarat Boiler and Component Manufacturing association. After wearing many hats in Rotary has been a Past President of Rotary International . Kartik has been a member of CII’s Young Indians from the past 7 years, wearing many hats and responsibilities. After being the Chapter Chair of Yi Vadodara, he has taken many roles in the Yi National Team including Branding and Communication, Member - National Yuva Team, Regional Chair – Western Region, National Chair-Yuva, Membership and Projects. He is passionate about working with the Youth and mentors the students on various aspects.
15:45 - 16:00
About Project Masoom
An outline of about project Masoom, and our priority to advocate prevention of Child Sexual Abuse through awareness and education.
Smita Agarwal (National Vice Chair – Yi & Director & CFO PTC Industries Limited)
Smita Agarwal
Smita Agarwal is a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of PTC Industries Limited, a manufacturer of critical and super-critical cast metal components. PTC Industries Limited was listed as one of 16 Hidden Gems of the country by Forbes India magazine. Under Smita’s leadership, PTC was also awarded the Special Award for MSMEs by TIME India magazine and won the CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2018 for the most innovative manufacturing company in the medium segment. Smita is a Chartered Accountant and has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers at their New Delhi and London offices. She has also completed her Diploma in Information Systems Audit from ICAI. Smita is a founding member of e. Soft Technologies Limited, a software development and business process consultancy company with offices in New York, Mumbai and Lucknow. She is a partner in M/s S Vaish & Co. which has a long and impressive history of accounting and consulting excellence. She was the winner of the 2017 Women Achiever Awards by LMA in the Corporate category. She was also recognised by NITI Aayog as one of the top 60 women entrepreneurs in the country at their Women Transforming India Awards 2018. Smita has been associated with CII Young Indians in many roles and has served as Chairperson for the Lucknow Chapter, Member - National LA Team, National Chair – Project Masoom, Regional Chair - North and is also a member of the CII UP State Council. Smita loves travel and reading.
16:00 - 16:30
Mainstreaming conversations around CSA
How to Effectively Talk With Your Child About Sexual Abuse, and teach them personal safety to be safe from both online and offline forms of abuse.
Pooja Taparia (Founder & CEO of Arpan)
Pooja Taparia
Pooja Taparia is Founder and Chief Executive of Arpan, India’s largest NGO addressing Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Arpan's key project focuses on Personal Safety Education in schools, along with training and empowering teachers and parents with the knowledge, attitude and skills needed to prevent and deal with CSA. As a critical stakeholder for state and non-state actors, Arpan is a leading voice in the space of CSA Prevention and Intervention in India, and uses advocacy and research to push for policy and systemic change at the local, state and national levels. Since 2007, Arpan has impacted over 1.6 million children and adults, through CSA Prevention and Intervention services.
16:30 - 17:00
Coordinating Global Strategic Response to Online CSA
WePROTECT Global Alliance has grown into the largest and most diverse international network focused on tackling Online Child Sexual Abuse (OCSA). Learn about its efforts for a national and global strategic response to address the issue of OCSA through advocacy, empowerment, knowledge and collaboration.
Iain Drenan (Executive Director of WePROTECT Global Alliance)
Iain Drenan
Iain Drennan has been the Executive Director of WePROTECT Global Alliance since its launch as an independent international institution in April 2020. Previously, he led the UK Home Office's international response to child sexual abuse, including its support for WePROTECT Global Alliance. Prior to this, Iain worked in various roles in the UK civil service and diplomatic service, with a particular focus on the South Asia region, including a posting in Kabul where he managed the UK’s multi-million pound counter terrorism and anti-corruption justice programme.
17:00 - 17:30
Importance of Industry and its role in fighting online CSAM
As a tech industry leader backing The Technology Coalition, Microsoft seeks to eradicate online child sexual abuse through collaboration, innovation, and research. Learn about Microsoft’s approach, innovative online tools, and technological advancements towards protecting children.
Liz Thomas (Regional Digital Safety Lead (Asia-Pacific) at Microsoft)
Liz Thomas
Liz Thomas is Microsoft’s lead on digital safety for the Asia Pacific region: coordinating initiatives and strategies related to digital safety across the Asia-Pacific region and supporting work to address illegal and harmful content online, including child sexual exploitation and abuse imagery and terrorist and violent extremist content. Before joining Microsoft in April 2020, Liz worked as a policy and legal adviser for the New Zealand government, including in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the New Zealand Treasury. Liz graduated from the University of Otago with Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Law and has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Australian National University.
17:30 - 18:00
Safety by Design and Child Safety
eSafety is the world’s first government agency solely dedicated to tackling online abuse and keeping its citizens safer online. Learn about Safety by Design (Sbd) initiative, and embedding child safety into product development, and into an organizations culture, values, operations, and investments.
Julie Inman Grant (Australian eSafety Commissioner at Australian eSafety)
Julie Inman Grant
Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. In this role, Julie leads the world’s first government agency committed to keeping its citizens safer online. She also spearheaded eSafety’s image-based abuse portal, launched in October 2017 – a world-first government led initiative that provides support and removal options to victims. Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe. The Commissioner’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for safety policy and outreach. At Twitter, she set up and drove the company’s policy, safety & philanthropy programs across Australia, New Zealand & Southeast Asia. As Commissioner, Julie plays an important global role in as Chair of the Child Dignity Alliance’s Technical Working Group and as a Board Member of the WePROTECT Global Alliance. She was recently designated one of Australia’s most influential women by the Australian Financial Review.
18:00 - 18:30
Future of Keeping Children Safe from CSA and role of youth
Learn about future of child protection, and role of young people to prevent Child Sexual Abuse.
Cornelius Williams (Associate Director & Global Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division at UNICEF)
Cornelius Williams
Cornelius Williams is Associate Director and Global Chief of Child Protection for UNICEF's Programme Division. For over 30 years, Cornelius has managed child protection programmes with UNICEF and Save the Children. He has been involved in advocacy that led to improved protection of children from sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings, reduced recruitment and use of children by armed forces and increased access of children to identity documents/birth certificate and social assistance. Cornelius represents UNICEF on the Advisory Boards of the WePROTECT Global Alliance to End Child Sexual Exploitation Online, ID4Africa, CPC Learning Network and Changing the Way We Care. Mr. Williams is a national of Sierra Leone and holds a Masters from the University of East Anglia, UK.
18:30 - 18:45
Day's Closing

All schedules mentioned above are in Indian Standard Time (IST), UTC +5:30

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About Project Masoom

Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is a serious and widespread problem in India, as it is in many parts of the world today. Millions of children across the globe are subject to sexual abuse.


Various studies conducted on child abuse in India, including the one conducted by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India in 2007, have revealed that more than 53.22% children in the country reported having faced one or more forms of sexual abuse. It also states that boys account for around 53% and girls for 47% of all children reporting abuse in India.


Also technology has made it easier for abusers to connect with potential child victims. In a global compilation of reports by National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), India tops the list on child sexual abuse material (CSAM), with 11.7% of the total reports or 19.87 lakh reports. Children and adolescents are vulnerable in the digital and virtual world, where they can be subjected to online sexual abuse. The cyber space has no boundaries, and the offensive content can originate from any country.


Yi's Project Masoom was conceived to spread awareness about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), and advocate prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. The objective is to empower children, create attentive adults, train teachers for capacity building, advocate CSA prevention policies in schools to create safer school environments, and engage with government for advocating policy reforms.


Since 2015, the helping hands of 3200+ strong Yi members across 52 city chapters in 25 States and 3 Union Territories in India, have enabled Project Masoom, to impact more than 27 million lives though more than 2400 activities. 

About Yi

Young Indians (Yi) is a movement for Indian Youth to converge, lead, co-create and influence India's future. Yi, an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was formed in the year 2002, to create a platform for young Indians to work towards realizing a dream of a developed nation. It has a growing, inclusive membership across all geographies and demographics with over 3200 direct members in 52 chapters, and 29500 students YUVA members from colleges. The Yi membership includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 21-45 years and comprises young entrepreneurs, professionals and achievers from different walks of life. Through thousands of impactful projects and activities divided primarily into three areas; "Youth Leadership", "Nation Building" and "Thought Leadership", Yi hopes to emerge as the premier Indian youth organization having a voice on relevant platforms that work on solving India's problems. Yi grooms its members for offices of significance and also enables Indian youth to converge, collaborate and co-create using an expanding digitally enabled network.


Under Youth Leadership, Yi works effectively for promoting leadership skills for its members through programs in entrepreneurship and innovation. Yi is one of the proud founders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA) & Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs – Asia Pacific (CAYE- Asia Pacific) & engages the youth through international missions to many countries around the world to understand and learn from the best practices and cultures. Yi's student wing 'Yuva' engages over 29500 young dynamic students from various educational streams through 130 Yuva Institutions.


Under Nation Building, Yi engages its members under its projects as MASOOM, Gift an Organ and Road Safety. Yi also works under the broad categories of education, environment, healthcare, employability, arts (sports & culture), rural initiatives, accessibility & disaster management contributing positively to its surrounding ecosystem and the nation.


Under Thought Leadership, Yi engages its members through a Contributory Movement of Constructive Action, Collaborative Reasoning and Collective Voice. Yi conducts learning sessions with industry experts to impart experiential learning through interactions and discussions. Yi Leadership Academy (LA) upholds the founding principles, values and instils the same in Yi membership through Yi Leaders Fellowship Program. Yi organizes its Annual Flagship Summit Take Pride to come together as one and celebrate Yi's achievements, brainstorm over the future roadmap, share and showcase the effort of its membership from across its 52 chapters.


With Eighteen years of glorious past and decades ahead that promise nothing short, Yi intends to become a larger movement of young people with a conviction in "We Can, We Will".



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