RealLives puts the “face” on global statistical data & indicators from 193 real countries (collected over many years by various global agencies) by using gamification, data analytics, AI & cloud technologies through our proven simulation platform RealLives (RL) ( RL creates billions of life narratives of ‘ordinary people’ – stitching them out of real world data. RL is also driven to revolutionize classrooms by introducing the ‘Empathy-to-Action’ paradigm, which leads us to seamlessly connecting the life narratives with the relevant UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – to enable a nuanced understanding of the life challenges ordinary human beings face in the light of sustainability challenges. Students (whether school or collegiate) can step into experiencing these lives and gain insights in solving the challenges of sustainability that face the world while surviving as a family. In the process, RL builds empathy and also creates change-makers with a vision for solving global problems. In effect – revolutionizing education and making it future-ready for addressing the unique mind-sets of millennials.

Speaker: Parag Mankeekar is a social tech entrepreneur who started his journey as a medical doctor, public health professional & trained anthropologist. He has tackled health and other social challenges such as disaster management during his involvement in developing multi-disciplinary hospitals and social enterprises. He has also worked in understanding terrorism both in India and Afghanistan. He is a Ashoka Fellow and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow, indications of his global status as a positive force for change in the world. Parag, is currently driving global scaling up of RealLives ( a successful life simulator acclaimed to promote global empathy . RealLives concept is currently at the leading edge EdTech and social-serious gaming and the way to use software technology for promoting empathy, pluralism, cross cultural understanding, peace building, 21st century skills & enhancing socio-emotional skills which can be helpful in building leadership and change-making abilities in young and youth. RealLives platform has taken a mandate to change the way the today’s world reads and responds to global challenges and the role empathy can play to make it justifiable.