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  • Hari Haran Chandra
    Hari Haran Chandra

    Hari Haran Chandra is an environmental economist, a journalist and a 1990s pioneer of green buildings in the world. He has founded and built businesses that mainstreamed technologies and solutions for ‘zero energy development’ pioneering green directions way ahead of its time. He has mentored a new generation of green entrepreneurs on money, markets and on solutioning sustainability that makes good business sense. His work on solutions for water and energy management in the urban and rural context and his incisive reports on the economics and ecology of urbanising have influenced change in many segments. He drives today a Consortium-led approach, at AltTech Consortium, to mentor retrofit solutions for buildings to help secure freedom from the grid. He is a Senior Fellow and member of the Indian Green Building Council and founder trustee of a couple of other organisations in the space.

  • Srikanth Narasimhan
    Srikanth Narasimhan
    Founder and General Secretary, BNP

    Srikanth Narasimhan is Co-Founder & General Secretary of Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party (BNP), a new-age unique political party focused on Bengaluru and its Municipal Governance. Through BNP, Srikanth aims to build a citizen-participative & transparent model of governance at the city level. The Founder & General Secretary of Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), he built the largest citizen group in the country, which today comprises 850 apartment complexes in Bengaluru as members representing almost about 6 lakh citizens. Srikanth is extremely passionate about social & civic issues; he has brought in a lot of interventions in the areas of waste water management, water conservation, solid waste management, energy conservation etc., specifically relating to apartment communities.

    Srikanth is also an entrepreneur- the co-founder of Veda Corporate Advisors, a leading investment banking firm in India. Before co-founding Veda, Srikanth worked with Ernst & Young, ICICI Venture, TATA Motors and TATA Technologies. Srikanth has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and holds an Engineering degree from BITS Pilani.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 17 2023
  • Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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May 17 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Political Innovation in Municipal Governance

A unique political start up, Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party (BNP) and INHAF present practical aspects of municipal governance.

INHAF is proud to present BNP’s model of municipal governance. We are looking for critical evaluation and feedback after you attend these webinars. Does this model make sense to you? Can it be replicated across the country? INHAF would like to engage in a dialogue with participants to elicit views & feedback on how important is municipal governance in making our cities better and how it can be made more effective.

The first webinar of the series is titled ‘Municipal Governance – can it really Transform our Cities?’ and will be moderated by Hariharan Chandrashekar.

The speaker, Srikanth Narasimhan, General Secretary of BNP will take the participants through his journey from being a non-voter to a full-fledged politician focussed on municipal governance. How did this happen and what were the key learnings?

The goal of the webinar is to articulate how civic-minded citizens can get together and play a very significant & crucial role in building good cities, or even model cities.

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