AMP one of the participants in the Inclusive Development Conclave – Brainstorming, organized by US-India Policy Institute & CRDDP
Mumbai, 12th January 2013
Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) was one of the exclusive invitees from the Social Sector participating in a round table brainstorming on the "Indian Inclusive Development at the turn of the 21st century" at JP Naik Bhavan, ICSSR, Mumbai University. . This discussion is jointly organized by Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP), New Delhi and the US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC. The event was coordinated by Dr. Abdul Shaban, of the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai and it was presided over by Prof. B.L. Mungekar (MP – Rajya Sabha)
This round table was for brainstorm through providing a framework and highlighting the facts in the most simplified manner possible, so as to facilitate a debate for strategizing policy engagement. A case was also be made during the discussion regarding the need to have independent debating platforms in major States of India where regional issues can be articulated and policy papers prepared. Mr. Syed Najeeb – Head PR & Communications – AMP, represented the organization at this significant event which also had high-ranking bureaucrats, political dignitaries and other members from the Social Sector.
The sessions included discussions on:
'A Policy Framework for Inclusive Development: A Post –Sachar perspective' – by Prof. Abusaleh Shariff (Phd.) (Professor, US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC and Member Secretary Sachar Committee);
'Need for Equal Opportunity' – by Prof. Rakesh Basant (Professor, IIM-Ahmedabad);
'Need for Non-Profit Institutions Essential to promote Inclusive Development in India' – by Prof. Rasheed Ahmed (President, US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC)
'Reforms at Grassroots – Key for Social and economic prosperity of communities' – by Prod. Jeemol Unni (Director – IRMA);
'Programs & policies – What it takes to succeed' – by Mr. Syed Zameer Pasha, I. A. S (Rtd.) (Executive Director - Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy);
'Role of Academic Institutions in Policy Process for Inclusive Development' – by Prof. Abdul Shaban (Professor, TISS, Mumbai)
Sharing his views during the discussion Mr. Syed Najeeb said that "We need to have a Two-Pronged approach to tackle the current issues in the community. We need to work not just on the policies and schemes at the macro-level but also ensure its proper implementation on the Micro-level. Apart from that we also need to do some self-introspection and there is a need to bring an attitudinal change within ourselves and then only can the communities prosper. Also we need to take proper measures to put to rest the apprehensions of certain communities in the country"
The views were highly appreciated by the participants.
Some of the other participants-dignitaries who shared their reflections were:
Mr. Asghar Ali Engineer (Renowned Social Activist);
Shri Nawab Malik (MLA, NCP & Former Minister);
Mr.P.A. Inamdar (President, Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society, Pune);
Shri Amin Patel (MLA, Indian National Congress)
AMP applauds the efforts of USIPI & CRDDP & especially Mr.Abdul Shaban for putting together such a fantastic event.
Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP)
Contacts of Mr.Syed Najeeb
Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP). AMP is a Platform for all Muslim professionals,
and volunteers to share their knowledge, intellect, experience and skills for the overall
development of not just the Muslim Community in India but also the Indian society at large,
and further empowering Muslims in the educational, social, political and economic front of
AMP is an intellectual organization spread out at a national level. Having presence in
12 Indian States and active in more than 50 Chapters (cities) across India and growing
further. With a strong presence of professional base across the country, AMP has been
instrumental in conducting various activities for the benefit of the society across the
length and breadth of the country. It is a non-sectarian organization which is politically not
affiliated to any organization and endeavors to promote social welfare, community spirit
and knowledge in our society. AMP is founded by a group of citizens in India and registered
as a welfare organization under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and is entirely funded
by its members and socially aware individuals.