The Policy Troupe: Chamba Deliberation


As a developing nation, we are often grappling with problems and challenges that our governance structures alone aren’t equipped to resolve. This is why it becomes imperative that the youth engage, ideate and deliberate on change that they seek, as it will not only encourage proactive citizenry but will also help attain effective and impactful solutions.

At LexQuest Foundation, we intend to stir, awaken and endorse the potential of young change seekers who aspire to understand, promote and work towards the fulfilment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, 2030. As we firmly believe that effective public policy is crucial to shift the paradigm, we are committed to facilitate the learning curve for all potential leaders and changemakers as far as policy awareness, formulation and assessment is concerned.

Let’s come together to address the massive challenges that impede the development goals of India’s distant and lesser known parts. This Troupe will get you to move out of your comfort zones and find yourselves in a position to change the status quo, with respect to the multi-pronged challenges faced by our nation.

Join us in putting your ideas, perceptions and learning to test, by getting exposed to real people and problems, so that you can move beyond theory and polish your skills of application.

About Chamba Deliberation

Even as a part of one of India’s best performing States, Chamba valley is amongst the most backward areas of Himachal Pradesh. Chamba district is also among the 250 most backward districts of the country. With the lowest rates of literacy and the largest gender disparity in education and employment, Chamba remains a place with little opportunities of sustainable income and livelihood.

But, in a State thriving on its hydropower surplus, cashing on its horticultural harvest, and attracting a vast majority of tourists, why is a district, plagued by the inability to extend education that aids sustainable livelihood? Also, when Himachal Pradesh is considered one of the “most literate States of India”, and stands next only to Kerala in terms of human development indicators.

As the Global Goals strive for Quality Education (SDG 4), the backward status of Chamba, raises the following doubts:

  • Is literacy rate a good scale to measure the actual impact of education?

  • Is our school education system capable of aiding viable livelihood opportunities?

  • Is school education effective enough to lead to sustainable livelihood?

  • Is education for livelihood a determinant of quality education or the goal of it?

  • If education does not guarantee a source of livelihood, can it still  be beneficial?

Join us at The Policy Troupe’s second such outing, as we dissect and address the omnipresent challenge of education for livelihood at the Chamba Deliberation. This year, we venture into the meadows of Himachal Pradesh and dig a little deeper to turn our notions upside down on the oft quoted but rarely understood subject of education for livelihood in the context of Chamba.

Through an effective and intensive set of action oriented engagements, interactions and training sessions, in a course of 2 days, at the Chamba Deliberation, we will enable you to chalk out ideas, that can lead to transformative policies. We aspire to help you explore, identify and assess your abilities as a thinker, leader and doer. So for those, who wish to hone their ability to think, analyse, assess and apply their knowledge to suit real life projects, join the Troupe and let it enable you to innovate and formulate as you go through an enriching and empowering learning expedition. This time, on the banks of the Ravi river in the “Land of Gods”.

Dates: 1st-2nd June, 2019

Venue: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Who can Apply?

If your thoughts resonate with any of the below-mentioned objectives, Apply Now!

  • Interested in developing an understanding of the Public Policy arena?

  • Interested in pursuing a career in Public Policy?

  • Want to understand the relevance and convergence of the SDGs in India’s public policy?

  • Seeking exposure at the Grass-root Level?

  • Interested in working closely with the Civil Society?

  • Interested in gaining experience and initiating your career in the Social Sector?

  • Interested in learning about and exploring opportunities in the Policy Formulation space?

  • Interested in associating with a Think Tank, for working closely on providing Policy Recommendations to the Government?

Age: 18 Years to 35 Years

Maximum Number of Deliberators (participant intake for the event): 10

Selection Process: Participants will be shortlisted on the basis of their response to this form. As the participant intake is limited, the applicants will be shortlisted on a first come first serve basis.

Deadline for Registration: 18th May, 2019


  • Engage with law and policy entrepreneurs, lawyers, Civil Society personnel, social and grassroot workers, facilitators, benefactors and beneficiaries of the policy space.

  • Engage in Field Work, Field Surveys, which will also include interactions with locals.

  • Connect with students and professionals from Institutions, NGOs and Think Tanks, from across the Country.

  • Collaborative initiation into the realm of Public Policy.

  • Learn receptive and responsive leadership skills through interactive and action-oriented deliberations.

  • Participate in Socratic Group Discussions, Ideation Workshops, Interactive Group Exercises and much more.

  • Work on understanding the problem and devising a solution, in the form of Policy Recommendations, which will be collated and sent to the Government.

  • The Top 3 Deliberators will get to work with us closely, on formulating and compiling the Policy Recommendations to be sent to the relevant Ministry. Their names will also be included in the Working Document.

  • Top 4 Deliberators will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Merit and a Letter of Recommendation from our end.

  • Each Deliberator will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation.

  • Each Deliberator will be eligible to receive a Concession in Fees and First Preference for successive Deliberations of The Policy Troupe.

The detailed itinerary for the Event will be shared with the selected participants.

Contact Details:

Email ID: [email protected]

Contact Numbers: +91-8448922751 | +91-7042068202 | +91-9929451140