5th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

XLRI Jamshedpur (January 25-27, 2013)

Introduction XLRI Jamshedpur is organizing the 5th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at XLRI Jamshedpur (India) during Jan 25-27, 2013. This is the 5th edition of the Conference, which has been organised since last 4 years on specific themes (viz., Providing Access for Sustainable Development in ’09, Solutions for Inclusive Development in ’10, Youth Development & Social Entrepreneurship in ’11 & Entrepreneurship for Rural Revival in ‘12). The purpose of the conference has been to bring together co-professionals in development/social sector (social entrepreneurs, CBOs/NGOs, government agencies, support organizations, corporate foundations, academics, etc. - and students) on a common platform - to share their experiences, learn from each other, and co-create solutions. The conference normally attracts participation from about 150-170 sector professionals. Conference Design During last few years, livelihood promotion, skill development and vocational training have opened up immense possibilities for entrepreneurship, and have sprouted many innovative social entrepreneurial models. Moreover, these goals are also emerging a significant national priority, as envisaged in National Skill Development Mission, National Rural Livelihood Mission and National Urban Livelihoods Mission. Correspondingly, this year, the conference theme – Innovations in Livelihood Promotion and Skill Development - aims to provide a space and opportunity to explore the opportunities and challenges for initiatives and social ventures in this sector. The conference design will entail the following panel sessions, where social entrepreneurs/ development sector professionals will share their experiences, issues and challenges: • • • • • • • • Strengthening the Grassroot Capabilities: Challenges & Opportunities Promoting Livelihoods: Benchmarks from NGO experience Skilling India: Achieving Scale and Impact Creating Livelihoods in Rural India Tackling Livelihood Challenges of Urban Poor Promoting Livelihoods for Rural Women Harnessing Invisible Talent: People with Disabilities Ecosystem Support Agencies to Livelihood Promotion

Confirmed Speakers Some of the speakers and resource persons who have confirmed their participation are listed in the column. • • • • Ajay Chaturvedi, Founder & Chairman, HarVa Dr Ashesh Ambasta, VP and Head – Social Investments, ITC Ltd. Arbind Singh, Executive Director, Nidan Arvind Kr Chaudhary IAS, CEO, JEEViKA/ BRLPS

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Chetna Gala Sinha, President, Mann Deshi Foundation CS Reddy, CEO, APMAS Dr Gayatri Vasudevan, CEO & Managing Director, LabourNet Dr Joe Madiath, Executive Director, Gram Vikas Kalyan Paul, Executive Director, Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation Manas Satpathy, Executive Director, PRADAN Manish Sabharwal, CEO & Founder, TeamLease Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, Jobs4Youth Rajiv Sharma, Managing Director, Empower Pragati Rajendra Joshi, Founder & Managing Trustee, Saath Rajnish Jain, Founder Director, Avani Prof Shambu Prasad, Coordinator, Livelihoods-MANTHAN Shashaank Awasthi, Co-Founder, v-shesh Sitaramachandra M., Sr Rural Development Specialist, World Bank Sushil Ramola, Managing Director & CEO, B-Able Suryamani Roul, Sr Vice President, ACCESS Development Services T Vijay Kumar, IAS, Secretary, SGSY & Mission Director, NRLM, Min of Rural Development Dr Tabrez Nasar, Vice-Dean, The Livelihood School Ved Arya, Managing Trustee & CEO, SRIJAN

For more information: Weblog: http://5th-NCSE-at-xlri.blogspot.com/ Email: seconference@xlri.ac.in Registration Form: http://tinyurl.com/5thNCSE-Registration Address: Dr Madhukar Shukla Chairperson, Fr Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES) Coordinator – 5th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship XLRI School of Business and Human Resources CH Area (East) Jamshedpur 831001 (India) Ph #: 91-657-665 3333 ***

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