The workshop commenced with ‘Saraswathi Vandanam’. Dr. Ashok Agarwal, chairman of EWB India, welcomed the delegates to the workshop. The delegates were founders and senior staff of NGOs who attended the workshop on invitation.
Dr. Agarwal shared the objectives of the workshop to create an Ecosystem wherein NGOs, EWB India and CSIM can join hands to identify opportunities to improve the quality of life of the needy through participation of Student members of EWB India.
Prof. K.L.Srivastava, Director of CSIM, discussed about the programmed details and again highlighted that the key focus of the workshop is on sharing the success stories on Innovation; How to generate Income to whatever extent possible and need to have impact assessment process in place.
Mr. Shiv Kumar Rungta Sr. Vice President, FAPCCI highlighted that “Business Entrepreneurs generally focus on profits; where as Social Entrepreneurs focus on quality improvement of the citizens and then look at the profits.”
Mr. P.N.Rao Executive Director EWB India shared the working of EWB India and how it has grown and matured over years and how students as well as working professionals have been to undertake socially relevant projects making a difference to the society.
Prof. N.V.Ramana, Director Aurora Business School, gave the key note address on “Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship”. He shared the basic challenges faced by Social Entrepreneurs and also shared possible approached to address them.
Subsequently, Dr. Ranganayakulu, MD, Thrive Energy and Ms.Parkavi Kumar, Senior Officer, CIPS presented keynotes on “Innovations in social sector”. This was followed by a presentation on “Impact assessment in social sector” by Mr. D.P.K.Babu, Director, AShray Akruti. The session was highly interactive and it concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr.Ashok Agarwal who also presented mementoes to the dignitaries.
This was followed by a presentation on “Impact assessment in social sector” by Mr. D.P.K.Babu, Director, AShray Akruti. The session was highly interactive and it concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr.Ashok Agarwal who also presented mementoes to the dignitaries.
The second day began with presentation by Prof. Harsh Bhargava (Ex-Professor, IBS) on “Income generation by NGOs”. He elaborated on the 31s: Innovation; Impact and Income for sustainability of NGOs. He nicely demonstrated that some portion of income generation through innovative mechanisms is essential for sustainability of the operations.
The panel included Mr.A.Thiagarajan, Director SEVA counseling centre, Raj Menon Director RDC, Raj Janagam, Director UnLtd , P N Rao Chairman Energy Conservation Mission , Thyagraj Kovali, Chief Worker, Sakala and Ravi Talluri, Consultant in Social Sector.
Future Plan of Action:
- Each NGO was requested to identify suitable projects based on their relationships in a community, matching with Vision of EWB India.
- EWB India will share and identify a student/professional chapter willing to participate in the defined project.
- Furthermore all NGOs were requested to share areas wherever they need help & support and EWB India along with CSIM will try to indentify suitable resource persons to support them.
It was suggested to have a review meeting after 6 months to look at the progress and once again arrive at future plan of action.