India – a place of deep contrasts – offers the world a set of ideal conditions for learning innovation. On the one hand, the education technology market is large and booming, 472 million children, close to $2B in investment capital in the past five years and the recent arrival of India’s edtech ‘decacorn’. At the same time, COVID-19 has revealed widening issues of access to digital learning, with 15% of rural households and 42% of urban households online. The needs are deep and wide, with 22 official languages and a massive migratory workforce. Come hear how key leaders in India are rising to meet this moment and make India’s learning ecosystems more resilient to serve children and adults during COVID-19 and beyond.
Vamsi Krishna, Vedantu; Neera Nundy, Dasra; Ashish Dhawan, CSF; moderated by Ajoy Vase, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.