The World Has Changed Webinar Series 1
When: Date: 13th June 2020 Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Who: Vikram Patel (Mental Health Advocate, Harvard Medical School) and Shekhar Saxena (Mental Health, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health), Moderator: Faye D'souza (Journalist)
What: The World Has Changed: Reframing the future of Mental Health
The importance of mental health in our rapidly changing world is widely acknowledged. But the question remains on what society needs to do to respond to this need. The existing mental health care system is inadequate and unprepared, not only because of the lack of resources but also because it is largely reliant on doctors, drugs and diagnoses. With The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social and economic catastrophe have made entire populations more vulnerable to develop mental health problems.
This webinar will view this pandemic as a historic opportunity to reimagine mental health care - building on the transformative new knowledge on how we can prevent and treat mental health problems even in the least resourced settings. This session will also provide insights on why and what we need to invest in a transformative new vision of mental health.
Why should you attend this Webinar?
Join us at 6pm IST on the 13th of June as Vikram and Shekhar share the compelling evidence on the science-driven opportunities and strategies to transform our approach to prevention and care which relies on empowering communities to tackle the causes of mental health problems. It will offer a radical vision for building a mental health care system that serves the needs of all.
About the speakers:
Vikram Patel is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He co-leads the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard initiative. His work has focused on the burden of mental disorders, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is a co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health, the Centre for Global Mental Health,the Mental Health Innovations Network, and Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the WHO Public Health Champion of India prize. He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on the Committee which drafted India’s first National Mental Health Policy and the WHO High Level Independent Commission for NCDs. He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, an Honorary OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.
Shekhar Saxena is Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. A psychiatrist by training, he was in the faculty of AIIMS, New Delhi before he joined World Health Organization (WHO) in 1998. From 2010 to 2018 he was the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. During his leadership WHO’s Mental Health Action Plan was adopted by the World Health Assembly and mental health and wellbeing was included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He also led the WHO team to strengthen mental health services in more than 100 countries. Author of more than 300 academic papers, he was an editor of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development 2018. His expertise includes providing evidence-based advice and technical assistance to policy makers and civil society on mental health promotion and prevention and management of mental, developmental, neurological and substance use disorders and suicide prevention. He specializes in mental health consequences of humanitarian emergencies.
The World Has Changed Webinar Series 2
When: Date: 14th June 2020 Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Who: Carlo Ratti (Architect And Engineer) and Sanjay Puri (Architect And Visionary) Moderator: Rives (Poet & Storyteller)
What: The World Has Changed: Rethinking Design For A Post-COVID-19 Future
As India and countries around the world are relaxing lockdown measures, we are now slowly moving in a post pandemic era. As public spaces, offices and schools slowly reopen, fear about how will we be able to accommodate social distancing norms and safety standards in spaces which were once not built for these are a big concern. Our architects of today need to rethink and reimagine a future where public spaces, schools, hospitals and offices need to accommodate the new normal way of life.
Why should you attend this webinar?
Join us at 5 pm this Sunday, as we rethink the way we need to design spaces with renowned architects- Carlo Ratti and Sanjay Puri for a more global and local driven insight for sustainable and safe living.
About the speakers:
An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Laboratory, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation practice Carlo Ratti Associati. A leading voice in the debate on new te kichnologies’ impact on urban life, his work has been exhibited in several venues worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum, and Barcelona’s Design Museum. Three of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion, the Copenhagen Wheel and Scribit – were hailed by Time Magazine as ‘Best Inventions of the Year’. He has been included in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’. He is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization.
Sanjay Puri is the Principal Architect of Sanjay Puri Architects, India has been a speaker and a judge at numerous international architecture events including the Leading European Architects Forum, The World Architecture Festival & The Perspective PLAN events held in London, Amsterdam, Bologna, Milan, Venice, Barcelona, Singapore, Berlin & Belgrade.
Sanjay Puri Architects are listed in the top 100 architects worldwide by Archdaily. Architizer , New York includes Sanjay Puri Architects in their list of the top 136 design firms worldwide. The firm tops the list of WA Community , UK award winners across the world.
Winning the World Architecture Festival’s Best Housing Project of the Year 2018 in Amsterdam and the World’s Best Residential building in the LEAF Awards, London, the firm has won over 225 awards including 150 international awards and 80 National awards.
7 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design’s International Architecture Awards in, 10 World Architecture Festival Awards in, 10 Society of American Registered Architects Awards (SARA), New York, 19 WA Community Awards U.K and 3 Hospitality Design Awards New York in are some of the other awards won by the firm in the last 7 years. With 150 international and over 100 national awards, the firm has won architectural projects in Spain, Montenegro, Mauritius, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Montreal, Oman and Dallas in addition to projects in 40 Indian cities. With a diverse portfolio of townships, schools, hotels, retail and office buildings, they continue their quest for creating innovative design solutions that are sustainable on a large scale.