Green and social entrepreneurship for inclusive and sustainable development in India – (EWB India)

Workshop held on September 18-19, 2013 at FAPCCI Hyderabad by EWB India in association with Center of Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) and Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FAPCCI).

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.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.

GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 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.

GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 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.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

There were presentations by selected NGOs Cherish, Arpan & Rock Foundation which was followed by a panel discussion on “How To Make NGOs Impactful, Sustainable and Scalable?”GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Appreciation Certificates were distributed to the volunteers. The session concluded with a brief note by Ms.Vydehi, Prof.K.L.Srivastava and Dr.Ashok Agarwal. The session was followed by lunch.GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP GREEN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.

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