About Rethinking Economics
Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and classroom.
The India network has sought to create a space where multiple stakeholders like individuals, universities, the private and public sectors and the society can participate in a scalable and collaborative effort to learn, teach and discuss pathways to build a better economy for a society.
The Foundation to Aid Industrial Recovery (FAIR) is a not-for-profit society, registered in 1978 with the objective of addressing issues pertaining to under-managed sectors in the economy, including sick industries, banking and finance, the unorganized or informal as well as social sector organizations, both from a contemporary management point-of-view as well as historically. FAIR also carries out research in broader macroeconomic issues that impact economies across the world from a heterodox economics perspective.
The National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) is a national network of sex worker- led organisations and allies committed to promoting the Rights of Sex Workers in India. NNSW consists of 12 CBOs/ State Networks/ State Federations/ Collectives and 8 NGOs across seven states. With a strength 1,50,000 members, it is the only national network that brings together female, transgender and male sex workers with NGOs and sex work(er) rights activists.
About the competition
The policy case competition is a part of Rethinking Economics India Network annual event, to be held from the 20th September 2021 to 3rd October 2021. The policy case competition is aimed at encouraging students to apply their learnings from the classroom and aims to push aspiring policymakers to think critically, evaluate shortcomings of existing policies, and recommend feasible solutions.
This, being our first ever policy case competition, we have chosen the theme of the competition this year to be “the Hidden voices of sex-workers in India”, focusing on the marginalisation and challenges faced by sex workers in terms of health, education and social justice.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:
- 9 Sept ‘ 21 (12:00 PM) IST
- 10 Sept’ 21
Round 1 (policy brief)
- 17 Sept’ 21 (12:00 PM IST)
Round 1 submission deadline
- 30th Sept’21
Round 2 (Presentation/discussion)
Round 1: Submission of the policy brief. The case background and guidelines will be shared via email on the 10th of September. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for the final round.
Round 2: presentation round for the shortlisted teams over zoom platform.
‘The Hidden Voices of sex workers in India‘
Who is it for
- The event is open to undergraduate students, master’s students and school students of the batch of 2021(who have passed class 12th boards examinations in the year 2021)
- We are accepting individual registrations as well as teams of up to a maximum of 3 participants.
- The team members can be from different schools/colleges.
Submission Guidelines General Rules:
The case background and guidelines will be shared via email on the 10th of September after registration.
How to Register:
Individuals as well as teams up to a maximum of 3 participants may register at the link provided above.
- A Certificate
- An Internship opportunity with FAIR.
- The winning solutions will also be published on the Rethinking Economics India Network blog.
- All participants will get a certificate of participation.
- In case of any queries, please contact: [email protected]
Registered participants will be receiving an email confirmation with the timeline for the event. (please check updates/promotions/spam tab). In case you haven’t received it, please reach out to us [email protected].
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