MUMBAI (India CSR): Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) is organising a roundtable meeting with CSR leaders from key business organizations in Maharashtra. The roundtable meeting aims to discuss opportunities for partnerships to bring about a sustainable change in the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable rural poor, particularly the Adivasis of Maharashtra.
The roundtable would also feature a panel discussion on the theme ‘Transforming the livelihoods of Adivasis in Maharashtra – Opportunities for Collaboration.’ The panel discussion will have esteemed speakers representing the Government of Maharashtra, CSR Leaders, and BRLF.
Tribes of Maharashtra
As per the 2011 census, Maharashtra had a population of 11.42 crore, of which 9.35% are Adivasis categorized as Scheduled Tribes (ST), Maharashtra, the second largest Adivasi population in the country after Madhya Pradesh.
The roundtable will be attended by Shri Shantanu Goel, IAS, Commissioner, State MGNREGA Cell, Government of Maharashtra, Shri Nitin Patil, IAS, Commissioner Human Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, Ms. Dhruvi Shah, CEO, Axis Bank Foundation and other prominent CSR leaders from the industry. We are sharing the agenda of the event for your reference.
“We believe that there are many synergies between the work being done by BRLF in partnership with the state government and your company under CSR. We are keen to explore partnership possibilities to scale up livelihoods and human development work. This meeting is the first step in this direction.”, the BRLF said.
Venue: YMCA, 18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai – 400 008.
Date: 23 June 2022, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
BRLF was set up by the Government of India as an independent society under the Ministry of Rural Development to scale up civil society action in partnership with the central and state governments and the corporates.
Welfare of Adivasis
The Adivasis, more than 100 million in terms of population, remain deprived, as reflected in their socio, economic, and demographic indicators. Expenditure on government programs is not commensurate with the outcomes. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have made some difference, though in limited measure. Realizing the need for upscaling civil society action for tribal empowerment, BRLF facilitates civil society action in partnership with the Government and the private sector to transform the livelihoods and lives of the rural people across India.
Who should attend?
The roundtable is designed for Corporate Foundation Head, CSR Directors, CSR Heads, CSR Managers, Sustainability Managers, ESG Managers, etc.
Send your expression of interest to join through Google Form or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for participation.
It is a by invitation forum.