Thursday, January 15, 2009

XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The 1st National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship will be held at XLRI, Jamshedpur on the 31st of January and 1st of February.

The two-day National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship is planned to be a confluence of eminent personalities in the development sector. Various events planned as part of the conference include,

Panel Discussions:

The discussions would explore the various social sectors for entrepreneurial opportunities and would focus on 6 themes, each highlighting a different dimension of 'providing access' viz,

• Access to Credit & Financial Services
• Access to Education
• Access to Healthcare & Hygiene
• Access to Livelihood Opportunities
• Access to Market, and
• Rural Access to Societal Resources

Entrepreneurs, academicians, corporates, government representatives and members from leading NGOs are expected to be part of the discussions on building access to various resources for building a social enterprise

Interactive Sessions:

Apart from the panel discussions, the conference would include interactive breakout sessions. These sessions, with little or no presentation, a lot of facilitated dialogue, group exercises and exploration of new ideas are aimed at developing model solutions for social issues relevant in today's context.

More information can be viewed on Madhukar's blog.

And here is the Prof himself giving an interview on the conference.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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