Recent event White Paper Launch

Engaging Girls in STEM: Enablers and Barriers

11am to 1:15pm | Friday, 11th Sept 2020


About Quest 2 Learn

#Quest2Learn is a knowledge, innovation and organisational learning initiative at Quest Alliance. We bring together critical stakeholders from the training and education ecosystem across India and the world to share good practices and insights, engage in dialogue, analyse new trends in learning, validate approaches, and build on new ideas around the education-skills divide.

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year Quest2Learn is hosting these conversations virtually. Through a series of webinars and virtual engagements, we aim to catalyse new perspectives and solutions co-created with the community — together contributing to thought leadership on THE FUTURE OF WORK AND LEARNING.


Inclusive, equitable education for lifelong learning

Inclusive, equitable education for lifelong learning

Reform of the Industrial Training Institutes

Reform of the Industrial Training Institutes

Gender and progress from training to workplace

Gender and progress from training to workplace

The role of artificial intelligence (AI)

The role of artificial intelligence (AI)

New transformations in the world of work

New transformations in the world of work


As part of Quest 2 Learn, we launch research-based publications about critical issues in school-to-work transition, consolidating effective solutions and strategies working on the ground.

The publications also offer new ideas and policy recommendations to practitioners on how to take advantage of local and global opportunities to resolve common challenges.


White Paper Launch:
Engaging Girls in STEM: Enablers and Barriers
Friday, 11th September 2020

Blended Learning for India’s Classrooms: Exploring Possibilities
3 - 4:30 PM | Online
Thursday, 20th Aug 2020

Speakers for 2020

  • Neelam Shami Rao, IAS Neelam Shami Rao, IAS DGT, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Aakash Sethi Aakash Sethi CEO, Quest Alliance
  • Harish Krishnan Harish Krishnan Managing Director - Public Affairs and Strategic Engagements, Cisco Systems India
  • Murugan Vasudevan Murugan Vasudevan Head - South Asia, Social Innovation Group, Cisco
  • Kshitija Krishnaswamy Kshitija Krishnaswamy Managing Director, Corporate Citizenship, Accenture - India
  • Urvashi Aneja Urvashi Aneja Founding Director, Tandem Research
  • Nikhil A. Menon Nikhil A. Menon General Counsel & Head - Public Policy, UrbanCompany
  • Don Passey Don Passey Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning, Dept. of Educational Research, Lancaster University
  • Dr. T. Jayasudha Dr. T. Jayasudha COO, Sankalp Cell, National Instructional Media Institute, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Meeta Sengupta Meeta Sengupta Education Strategy, Policy and Research
  • Sanjiv Sharma Sanjiv Sharma Joint Director, Skill Development & Industrial Training Department, Govt. Of Haryana
  • Shalini Menon Shalini Menon Associate Director - Educator Development, Quest Alliance
  • Rumi Mallick Mitra Rumi Mallick Mitra Leader, Strategy & New Initiatives, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Tejaswini Rajwade Tejaswini Rajwade Vice President, Global Accounts Receivable Cash Management, IBM
  • Manoj Balachandran Manoj Balachandran Head - Corporate Social Responsibility,
    IBM India & South Asia
  • Prof. Padma Sarangapani Prof. Padma Sarangapani Chairperson - Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research,
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Neha Parti Neha Parti Associate Director - Secondary School, Quest Alliance
  • Sujata Chegudi Sujata Chegudi Science Teacher, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Girls High School Nampally, Telangana
  • Dr. Sanjay Mishra Dr. Sanjay Mishra Advisor & Head, KIRAN Division, Dept of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Bhupendra Singh Poonia, IAS  Bhupendra Singh Poonia, IAS State Project Director, Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA)


Tandem Research


Since 2016, the annual summit has brought impactful conversations on education and employment.
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