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Towards a humane world

Sustainable, Democratic, Inclusive

Friday, 7. February 2020 - 16:00 to Tuesday, 11. February 2020 - 13:00


A leading Indian newspaper called Asia Plateau ‘a beacon of hope’. Its conferences are led by people grappling with local and global challenges, and demonstrating that everyone can find their role in creating a better society.

This conference will focus on the areas of:

Inner work: Who do I need to be to help meet the world's needs?
Sustainability: What will we do to make our world sustainable?
Democracy: How do we make democracy real? Do we hold ourselves as accountable as we hold our leaders?
Trust: How do we build trust across the world’s divides?
Inclusivity: How can we work for a society where all feel included and able to contribute, whatever our wealth, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ability?

Asia Plateau, the Initiatives of Change conference centre, is a 68-acre campus in Panchgani, a town in the Western Ghats 250 kms south of Mumbai, the nearest international airport. The nearest railway station and domestic airport are in Pune, and taxis travel the 100 kms to Panchgani in about two hours.

The conference will start at 4.00pm on Friday 7 February, and finish at 1.00pm on Tuesday 11 February.

Asia Plateau is at an altitude of 1,300 metres, and it is advisable to bring warm clothing.

The cost of attending the full conference, 7 – 11 February, will be US$200/INR14000 which includes accommodation and meals. For those who are unable to attend the full conference, the cost is US$40/INR2800 per day. If you need a visa to visit India, please apply for a conference visa. This will allow a visit of up to 30 days.

Further information about Asia Plateau can be found at For further information about the conference, please email


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