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Leaders from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will flock to Hong Kong in 2020 to share their stories. They’ll be joined by journalists from major global media outlets.

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Day 2
January 30, 2022
Day 1
January 29, 2022
9:55 am - 10:10 am


Dr Chinny Krishna
10:15 am - 10:45 am

The Consortium: Forming alliances with Government Authorities

Shakuntala Majumdar

Shakuntala Majumdar will shed light on how the government authorities can be engaged with, for improving animal welfare whilst exploring the strategic approaches that should be employed as well as the Do's and Don'ts while dealing with govt. authorities so they can address and action the issue at hand.

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Animal Welfare-Concerns, Regulatory Framework & Enforcement- Dairy, Poultry, Aquaculture

Shreya Paropkari

Shreya Paropkari will shed light on how to work towards enforcement, identifying missing links and gaps in enforcing laws.

11:25 am - 11:40 am

WISH I'D THOUGHT OF THAT Leading by Example

Nikita Dhawan

Nikita Dhawan will share what drives her to work in this space, how/why she built the platform"Youth for Animals", the message she'd like to give to her peers, how she gathered support from various organisations and influencers and her future plans with respect to this platform.

11:45 am - 1:25 pm


Gods in Shackles

1:30 pm - 1:40 pm

SESSION Media and animal protection Fellowship

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Movement Building and Alliances: Together, We Do More

Shweta Sood

Shweta Sood will talk about movement building at the grassroots and national level, discussing strategies of forming alliances with national and international networks or forums.

2:20 pm - 3:05 pm

Human, Animal, Environment: One Health Intersections

Dr. Sailesh Rao

Dr. Sailesh Rao will highlight the overlapping problems like emergence of zoonotic viruses, antimicrobial resistance and climate change caused by Animal Agriculture practices and benefits of employing one health intersectional approach to Vegan advocacy.


Ilona Otter
Hansen T Prem

ABC-AR Session- Ms. Ilona Otter will talk about successful ABC-AR programme led by WVS, and its impact on human dog conflicts. In the process, Ilona can talk about the challenges they have faced, how they have overcome those, key learnings and introduce the training for vets that they have planned.

Animals in Disaster - Mr. Hansen will explore the current disaster management policy and its implementation status, why it’s important to protect animals during disaster, how disaster management departments work at state level and district level and the role of National and State Disaster Management authorities. Pre, during and post disaster preparedness, the role animal NGOs play during a disaster and how an animal NGO can work with disaster management authorities in their area.

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm


4:35 pm - 5:30 pm

WORKSHOP Be kind to yourself- Identifying and Managing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Jaishree Kannan

Jaishree Kannan will focus on stress, anxiety and eventual burnout that the Animal Welfare workers in India go through and basic techniques to manage compassion fatigue.

PANEL DISCUSSION Impactful Vegan Advocacy: Unique perspectives

Prashanth Vishwanath
Shankar Narayan
Robin Singh

The aim of this session is to bring forth unique perspectives on the evolution of the present strategies and practices of the Vegan advocacy movement in India, and to highlight futuristic approaches that can be adopted at the grassroots, local and national level of this movement in the country.

6:40 pm - 6:50 pm

CONCLUDING ADDRESS Last but not the least

6:50 pm - 11:30 pm

Musical Revolution


Aman Mahajan
Jazz pianist and ethical vegan for 15 years

9:45 am - 9:55 am

IFA 2022 Welcomes You!

Norma Alvares
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Speech

Peter Singer
10:35 am - 11:20 am

PANEL DISCUSSION Helping Shelters with Self-Sustenance and community engagement

Heather Wren

Heather Wren:
Enriching our Shelters on a Shoestring Budget: How to use the limited resources that shelters have in a more imaginative manner to make them more suitable for the social, physical and psychological needs of rescued dogs. Also, for organisations working on adoption, some pointers on doing an assessment of homes while considering rehoming dogs.

Inspiring communities to get involved - how to get more people involved in the shelter, whether volunteers, visitors, or even tourists, and inspire the local community to get involved in the problem of caring for rescued animals. (session to be confirmed)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm



Ambuj is a lawyer with 17 years’ experience, practicing primarily at the Courts in New Delhi. He studied Law at National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He turned Vegan in 2018, and thus started his journey for Animals. He advises FIAPO on various Animal Welfare and Animal Rights' issues and was instrumental in filing the case challenging the provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act that permit use of Animals in Circuses, before the Delhi High Court. He also supports Animal Welfare activities and Animal Rights activism in many ways through philanthropy.

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm

WISH I'D THOUGHT OF THAT- Living the Concept of Ikigai

Jotvinder Singh


Gauri Maulekhi
Dr Manilal Valliyate
Suparna Ganguly

Reforming the Standards of Welfare for Farmed Animals

Dr Manilal: Fish
Fish - Dr Manilal Valliyate will shed light on fish welfare and the current laws and regulations pertaining to fish welfare in India in addition to the kind of policies that should be put in place to improve fish welfare in our country.

Gauri: Farmed Hens
Farmed Hens: Gauri will be sharing the story of poultry birds, from production-oriented trait selection to housing, transport and slaughter, all of which compromise welfare at various levels. While the poultry sector is unregulated, there is much that can be done to enforce the statutes in place; the most abused species in the world needs concerted and effective action from all.

Suparna Ganguly: Suparna Ganguly will shed light on the current situation of captive elephants in the country and the faulty legal framework surrounding the essential issues of trade and transfer.

1:30 pm - 1:40 pm



Yogita Verma
shalabh Sahai

Fundrasing- Yogita Verma will talk about the sources of income available to nonprofits, the advantages and disadvantages of retail fundraising and dwell on how to develop a strategy to raise grant funding, in particular for animal protection organisations.

Volunteer Recuitment-Shalabh Sahai will share the idea behind hiring volunteers, superior approaches, aligning people's passion with organisational goals, planning and executing volunteer recruitment, important considerations and ways to assess the impact.

First aid administration- Abodh Aras will shed light on key points to be considered for the administration of First Aid on the street for stray animals based on his experiences.

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm



Priya Chetty Rajagopal
Vivek Sharma
Palak Mehta

Transforming Activism through Digital Advocacy-Palak Mehta will talk about transforming activism in the digital era to generate new ways of networking opportunities among NGOs, their members, activists, volunteers and followers; how digital tools allow for fast feedback from supporters, rapid surges in mobilization, making it easier to stay in contact, and sharing information about campaigns to all groups of society interested in the cause whilst building an inclusive approach for advocating veganism. Best practices for building digital advocacy and collaborating with other social justice movements to amplify animal rights movement and veganism.

Organising Committee and campaigns- Priya Chetty-Rajagopa will share her journey about she championed the cause of setting up the State Animal Welfare Board; using that as a case study to share with participants how to organize such drives and bring people together to take collective action

Leadership Development-In this session, Vivek Sharma will focus on overcoming fears, reaching out to the community and developing skills for collaboration, the target audience (predominantly) being Animal Protection Organisations, Campaign Managers, coordinators, activists and volunteers.

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

WORKSHOP Relearning compassion through education

Vasanthi Kumar

Vasanthi Kumar will share the importance of including humane education as a part of school curriculum and tips on creating and delivering impactful sessions.

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm

One For All

Bharati Ramachandran

In this session, Bharati will talk about the role of a federation in strengthening the animal protection movement as a whole, and in its individual parts. The session will cast a vision of what coordinated advocacy, unified representation, aggregated research, and collaboration can achieve, and how FIAPO sees itself in that vision of a just world for all animals.

5:20 pm - 6:05 pm

INTERTWINED: The Rights of Humans and Non-Human Animals

Dr. Yamini Narayanan

Dr. Yamini will help us comprehend intersectionality between human rights and animal rights that would help us navigate our activism with much inclusivity and understanding of the interconnected oppressive systems at play.

6:10 am - 6:25 pm

WISH I'D THOUGHT OF THAT - Building a Better World

Abhay Rangan

Abhay Rangan will be sharing his journey and the bright idea that sparked the thought behind Goodmylk, how he wishes to scale his business and his advice for others who’d like to start/bolster their Vegan Business.

6:25 pm - 6:35 pm



Erika Abrams is co-founder of Animal Aid Unlimited, a rescue center and sanctuary in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Founded in 2002, Animal Aid Unlimited has rescued thousands of animals, currently has a staff of 120 strong, and is one of the best-known animal channels on Youtube worldwide, ranking among the top 10 with several billion combined views for rescue stories that convey great reason to hope, because they always have happy endings.

6:35 am - 7:35 pm

Many in Body, One in Mind

Shakuntala Majumdar

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