BRICSVirtual Economic Conclave Reshaping Global Economic Cooperation and Role of BRICS: Exploring Synergies and Complementarities

South-South Global Thinkers Team
South-South Global Thinkers Team
  • When: Friday, 26-27 November 2021; 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM (+1) (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
  • How to Join: Click here to Register
  • Click here to access the details on the RIS website.


DAY 1 (November 26)

16.00-16.30 hrs: Inaugural Session

  • Welcome Remarks: Professor Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS
  • Special Remarks : Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharya, BRICS Sherpa, India
  • Inaugural Address: Mr. Ajay Seth, Secretary (Economic Affairs), Ministry of Finance, Government of India

16.30-17.30 hrs: Technical Session-I: Financial Market Development

  • Chair: Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Keynote Address: Mr. M. Rajeshwar Rao, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India⃰


  • Dr. Irina Yarygina, Professor, Department of International Finance,
  • MGIMO University, Russia
  • Prof. Gao Haihong, Professor and Director, Research Center for International Finance, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China

  • Prof. Manmohan Agarwal, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RIS and Professor (Retd.) of Economics, JNU, New Delhi.


17.30-18.30 hrs: Technical Session-II: Innovation Economy

  • Chair: Prof. Lakhwinder Singh, Professor of Economics and Coordinator, Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies, Panjabi University
  • Keynote Address: Prof. Xiabao Wu, Professor of Innovation and Strategic Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University, China 


  • Prof. Pulak Ghosh, Professor of Decision Sciences, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Prof. Glenda Kruss, Executive Head, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII), Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria
  • Mr. Harish Natarajan, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank, Washington, D.C
  • Prof. Eduardo Aluquerque, Professor, Department of Economic Sciences and at Cedeplar, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

DAY 2 (November 27)

16.00-17.00 hrs: Technical Session-III: Green Finance

  • Chair: Professor Biswajit Banerjee, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RIS, New Delhi & Expert Advisor to the Governor, National Bank of Slovakia, Slovakia
  • Keynote Address: Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President (Policy and Strategy), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Beijing, China


  • Dr. Carlos Eduardo Frickmann Young, Professor, Federal University of
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mr. Saurabh Ghosh, Director, Strategic Research Unit, Reserve Bank of


  • Prof. Nina Seega, Research Director for Sustainable Finance, Cambridge
  • Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), University of Cambridge⃰
  • Mr. Rajeev Mahajan, Manager (Head), Green Climate Fund, Seoul, South
  • Korea


  • Chair: Prof. Thankom Arun, Director, Centre for Accountability and Global Development CAGD), University of Essex, UK

17.00-18.00 hrs: Technical Session-IV: Digital Economy


  • Dr. Aleksandra Morozkina, Associate Professor, HSE University & Senior Research Fellow, Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Moscow
  • Mr. Arvind Gupta, Formerly CEO, MyGov India, India

  • Mr. Andrew Filippov, International Development Director, CENTERO, Russia


18.00-18.30 hrs: Valedictory Session

  • Valedictory Address: Mr. Marcos Troyjo, President, New Development Bank (NDB), Shanghai, China
  • Presentation of Key Recommendations: Dr. Priyadarshi Dash, Associate Professor, RIS
  • Vote of Thanks: Dr. Amit Kumar, Assistant Professor, RIS