Kubera-Edelweiss Social Innovation Honours awards 3 Indian organizations

Anjali, Azad Foundation and Samata are the winners for their innovative and outstanding work for the Girl Child in the fields of Health, Employability and Education. Here are the descriptions of each social entrepreneurship organization:

Anjali: Focusing on mental health issues of mothers and daughters in Kolkata, Anjali has been awarded top honors in Health.

Azad Foundation: Located in Delhi, Azad nabbed the Employability category by training girls from the slums to become professional taxi drivers.

Samata: Finally, Samata provides an innovative education and research curriculum for tribal girls in Andhra Pradesh.

For more information on the Kubera-Edelweiss Social Innovation Honours, check out their website here.

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Training: “Identifying and Mentoring Micro-Entrepreneurs” – May 6-8th, Delhi

From ProPoor.org:

Parivartan announces a training programme on ‘Identifying and Mentoring Micro Entrepreneurs’ from 6-8 May 2008 at Delhi. The training programme shall introduce the concept of entrepreneurship and highlight strategies for identifying and developing entrepreneurial skills in micro entrepreneurs.

Training Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge of traits and characteristics associated with entrepreneurs
  • Enhanced understanding of techniques used in identification of these traits
  • Enhanced understanding of processes involved in enterprise conception and initiation

Who should attend:

The programme is designed for operational and middle level functionaries, practitioners and consultants involved in designing, implementation and mentoring of entrepreneurship and enterprise promotion interventions.

    For more information contact Amrat Singh at amrat@parivartan.org.in.

    Process Documentation Training Organized by the Grassroots Institute

    All too often development organizations lack the managerial skills necessary to properly document, report, and publish findings associated with their work.  However, equally as important as commitment and passion are the concrete skills necessary to document and disseminate information to interested parties.

    In order to address this issue, the Grassroots Insitute is conducting a process documentation training this upcoming April 22-26th in Bajaura, Kullu (outside of Delhi).  The training aims to streamline organizational efficienciency and effectiveness by targeting project/field executives who need the skills necessary to document, report, and publish organizational output.  Included in the training program will be the following:

    The training imparts skills of preparing varied types of documents e.g. quarterly/six-monthly/ annual progress reports, annual report of organization, folder, newsletter, poster, manual, photo book, case book, etc. It simultaneously inculcates skills of disseminating documentation in a medium-friendly way. Visual presentation of documents is central to all types of documents. Moreover, during the implementation of development projects various case stories and success stories can not only reveal the processes of execution but also give rise to learning. But these stories remain undocumented due to the lack of necessary skills at the part of organization.  The training program also impart skills among project executives of how to write case and success stories.

    To training has been designed specifically for NGO or government executives currently involved in “field implementation and/or documentation of development projects.”  The last date for registration is April 15th, with early applicants given priority.  For more information, go here or contact Mr. Chuni Lal at grassrootsinstitute@gmail.com.

    Note: Application forms must be sent by post to the address included on the website.

    Source: ProPoor

    Delhi, India – International Conference on Operationalizing PPPs for Disaster Management

    From ProPoor.org:

    Operationalising Public Private Partnerships for Disaster Management
    Towards Resilient and Sustainability Goals

    16 – 17 April 2008, Pragati Maidan
    New Delhi, India

    We are pleased to invite you to attend the Conference on Operationalising Public Private Partnerships for Disaster Management being held under the Auspices of National Disaster Management Authority of India (NDMA), Government of India. This will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India on April 16 and April 17 2008 for which the focus is on the following four themes :

    · Corporate Resilience and Preparedness for Disaster Management
    · Business Continuity for Disaster Management
    · Risk Transfer through Techno Financial Strategies
    · Operationalising Public Private Partnership for Disaster Management

    A more complete description is available here.  The attendance fee is INR 3200 or USD 85.  For further details on the conference, please contact Rosaline / Homen / Kirti at: 91 11 65422890 / 46047990, or e-mail conference@responsenet.org

    Conference — Cracking the Capital Markets: South Asia

    Cracking the Capital Markets: South Asia
    Date: APRIL 29-30, 2008
    Place: DELHI, INDIA

    Cohosted by ACCION International and Standard Chartered Bank, this microfinance investment conference will bring together a wide range of finance professionals – institutional and private investors, leading microfinance institutions in Asia, international and regional banks, emerging markets specialists and rating agencies – to discuss the successes, challenges and trends of microfinance investment in South Asia. (more…)