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HCLFoundation’s My E-Haat Conclave brings together key stakeholders to bolster handicraft sector

My E-Haat Conclave

The HCLFoundation, which drives the corporate social responsibility agenda of global technology company HCLTech in India, marked the two-year anniversary of the My E-Haat Conclave with a conclave that brought together industry leaders, artisans, and stakeholders who collectively recommend strengthening the value chain to boost India’s handicraft sector.

My E-Haat, an initiative of the HCLFoundation, introduces artisans to new trends and design innovations, AI and IoT-based craft authentication technology, international certifications, and business development opportunities. It also provides artisans with direct access to global audiences via its online platform, My E-Haat. To date, the initiative has benefited over 3000 artisans in 15 Indian states.

The My E-Haat Conclave 2023 was held on December 15, 2023, at the National Craft Museum in New Delhi, and was attended by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Okhai.org, Pyxera Global, National Cooperative Union of India, International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), SEWA Bharat, Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC), Shiv Nadar University, and other organizations working in the crafts and livelihood sector.

My E-Haat Conclave

We hoped to create a platform for meaningful dialogue and collaboration by bringing together key stakeholders through the My E-Haat Conclave, which not only gave voice to talented artisans but also drove positive change in the industry. “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and partners who helped make the event a success,” said Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Global Head of CSR and Director, HCLFoundation