Collective Social Responsibility Forum on Skill Development on 20 Dec in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Collective Social Responsibility Forum themed on Skill Development to be held on Thursday Dec 20, 2018 at Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi (Deputy Speaker Hall) at 3 pm onwards. It is being organised by ActionAid in the collaboration Times Foundation and Don Bosco Tech.

Dainik Bhaskar is the media partner and it is actively supported by Nagrik Foundation and Nagrik Dialogue.

“Times Foundation along with Action Aid will take the lead in coming up with the conference on the issues related to Skill Development under the Collective Social Responsibility Forum, India Series. The conference will be organized in collaboration with Don Bosco Tech India. Experts from different fields will come and present their thoughts on bridging the gap between supply and demand and innovation in this domain.”, Sandeep Saxena from Actionaid informed.

“Our country is in a state of transition with emerging social, economic and political opportunities as also challenges ecological and social. On one hand, there are increasing opportunities, on the other hand available opportunities and resources fail to provide a decent livelihoods and social protection for the poor. There are gaps between the desired result and the reality and its manifestations are felt everywhere from remote villages to urban pockets. So the question therefore is how do we collaborate to develop the capacities of the poor and build enabling environment so that our partnerships reach the under-privileged and the needy more effectively and sustainably.”, organizers said.

Even before the Companies Act, 2013 introduced the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) came into being, there were many corporate entities participating in solving socio-economic, environmental issues and contributing to relief in natural calamities. Similarly the examples of extraordinary work carried out by Times Foundation, ActionAid, peer NGOs& Others have shown that solutions have been demonstrated and change in the life of the most excluded quite possible.

But the fact is that without synergy and pooling of resources such work is confined to limited locations or is sporadic and is inadequate in changing the larger picture. Therefore, the time has come for both CSR initiatives of the Companies and NGOs to come together to scale up these positive changes and to benefit larger and more diverse vulnerable populations, statement said.