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Beyond Scale: How to make your digital development program sustainable

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A dissemination workshop was organized by BBC Media Action, with support from the Digital Impact Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on February 21, 2018 in Bangalore. Sunil Abraham participated in the workshop.


9.00 to 9.45

Registration and coffee

9.50 to 10.05

Introduction to ‘Beyond Scale’, Kate Willson, CEO, Digital Impact Alliance

10.15 to 11.15

‘Surviving the Valley of Death’, panel discussion with:

  • Rahul Mullick, ICT lead, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, India,
  • Nehal Sanghavi, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Partnership, USAID, India
  • Kate Wilson, CEO, Digital Impact Alliance
  • Priyanka Dutt, Country Director, BBC Media Action

Moderated by Sara Chamberlain, Digital Director, BBC Media Action

11.15 to 11.30

Tea/coffee break

11.30 to 11.45

Introduction to the table workshop sessions

11.45 to 1.00

Each table works to identify solutions to some of the digital development sector’s most pressing challenges in the areas of organizational change management, regulatory compliance, legal protection and risk, public sector adoption, private sector business models, solution design, technical architecture for scale, partnerships and human capacity.

1 PM to 2.00


2.00 to 2.30

Each table finalizes its presentation.

3.00 to 4.15

Presentations, Q&A and discussion of each table’s group work


Tea/coffee will be served at the tables

4.30 to 4.45

Introduction to the ‘Expert Bar’

4.45 to 6.00

There will be one or more ‘experts’ in specific focus areas of the guide seated at each table. Participants are free to visit the tables that interest them to discuss their challenges and share their own expertise.  

6.00 – 9.00

Networking reception with open bar and snacks