Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dalai Lama speech on Peace

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit the Madras University on 21 January from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The University is expected to officially invite 15 members to represent each college in the city. The Tibetan Students who are studying in different colleges in and around Chennai are also expected to turn out.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

E4SI Fellowship 09

'Engineers for Social Impact' is a unique fellowship program that connects top engineering talent to credible social enterprises driving market-based solutions to development in India. It serves a dual need: matching talented students with worthy social enterprises and increasing awareness of for-profit approaches to development.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Conference on Providing access for Sustainable Development

The conference aims to explore the broad areas where social entrepreneurs could make a difference, by creating effective mechanism to make the resources accessible to those in need. The Conference will aim to provide a platform to leading NGOs to put forth their point of view and network, liaison & collaborate and promote social entrepreneurship among students and the community.

Organizers: XLRI Jamshedpur

Date: 31st Jan to 1st Feb 09

Genesis 09 - a Social Entrepreneurship B-Plan Competetion

Genesis is a social entrepreneurship competition that aims at bringing about a confluence of students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, innovators, incubators, corporates and financers and creating a holistic platform for the initiation and development of exemplary social enterprise models.Spread over 3 - 4 months, the contest provides a stage for those interested in the social entrepreneurship field to:

Come up with innovations and business ideas that can bring about radical improvements, catering to specific problems faced by the society.
Get your ideas reviewed by experienced VCs, incubators and successful social entrepreneurs, refine and fine-tune business-plans and models.
Find like-minded people on the forum and build up a strong team, collaborate with mentors and financers.
Face the stumbling blocks on the path to enterprise development through strong backing and guidance by our associate organizations.

The competition is open to all students and working professionals (including NGOs) who have ideas that are innovative, feasible and can benefit society. The only restriction is that 50% of the registered members of every team that enters this competition should be students.

Organizers: IIT Madras, Chennai

Starting Date: 10th Jan 09

Duration: 3-4 months

Community Health Learning Program (CHLP) 09

What is the content of the Community Health Learning Programme?

• Orientation to concepts of community health and the health situation in India through interactive sessions.
• Understanding of field reality through placements in selected health and development programmes in India under guidance of mentors.
• Skill based training depending on intern’s capacities and needs.

Organizers: Community Health Cell, Bangalore

Starting date: May 09

Duration: 9 months

No of Vacancies: 8