JOIN US! New Voices Fellows Release new eBook & Host Virtual Book Launch | 22 Sept

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Decolonising Development in South Asia is a compendium of essays by five South Asian fellows of the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship. Each essay addresses the significance of the de-colonial discourse in the Asian context, focusing on a particular topic, like health, gender, and peace. The compendium applies a practitioner’s lens to answering the question of how to interrogate and “decolonise” how we “see” and “do” development in the Global South, especially in South Asia.

Download the free eBook here.

Attend the Free Virtual Launch Event:

We hope you can attend the 22 September virtual launch of our new ebook Decolonising Development in South Asia.

The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. EST/ 7:30pm Dhaka /7pm India / 6:30pm Pakistan

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This ebook project was led by our fellow and Red Dot Foundation Founder & President ElsaMarie D’Silva and includes essays from five New Voices Fellows from South Asia.

The launch event will include short author talks and opportunities for thoughtful discussions on this timely topic.

We hope to see you there!

About the Essay Authors:

ElsaMarie D’Silva is the Founder and President of Red Dot Foundation (India) and Red Dot Foundation Global (USA), non-profits that work on gender equality and justice. She is a Yale World Fellow, a Rotary Peace Fellow and has been awarded numerous recognitions by the United Nations for her work with Safecity. She can be found at @elsamariedsilva on Twitter and @elsamarie_ds on Instagram.

Quratulain Fatima is a policy practitioner working on the intersection of gender, conflict prevention, and water resource management. She was one of the first women to join the Pakistan Air Force and is the only Pakistani woman to have served in both military and civil service. She holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Oxford. She also co-founded a non-profit called women4peacetech in rural Punjab Pakistan. You can follow her on Twitter at @moodee_q.

Rubayat Khan is a serial social entrepreneur from Bangladesh. His first venture, mPower Social Enterprises, was an early pioneer in mHealth and digitally transformed government and NGO services reaching over a hundred million people. He later founded Jeeon, which innovated a novel approach to leverage pharmacies to extend access to quality health services for the poor. He is a Harvard University Kennedy School graduate, and a fellow of the Acumen Academy and Aspen New Voices. Twitter: @RubayatKhan.

Dr. Junaid Nabi is a physician and health care researcher working at the intersection of health systems reform and innovation. He currently leads health care strategy research at Harvard Business School and serves on the Working Group on Regulatory Considerations for Digital Health and Innovation at the World Health Organization. He is a New Voices Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Twitter: @JunaidNabiMD

Masooma Ranalvi is a lawyer and activist working to end FGM in India. She is the founder of WeSpeakOut, an organisation dedicated to helping Bohra women escape or heal from FGM. Ranalvi is a part of the Bohra Shi’a Muslim community in western India. She shares her personal experience with FGM to open discourse on violence against women, sexual harassment, and sexism within traditional norms. You can follow her on Twitter at @RanalviMasooma.