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


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

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


    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