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XLRI Hosts Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Around 150-170 social entrepreneurs, development sector professionals, policy makers, academics and management students are expected in the XLRI conference

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The '9th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship' is being hosted by XLRI- Xavier School of Management on 27th to 29th January, 2017.

Around 150-170 social entrepreneurs, development sector professionals, policy makers, academics and management students are expected to assemble and confabulate on the theme "Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Planet" at the 3-day conference to be held at XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur.

XLRI Hosts Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Prof. Madhukar Shukla, Chairperson of XLRI's Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology & Sustainability and the coordinator for the conference said, "The two-fold purpose of the conference is to showcase innovative social entrepreneurial ventures by individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, corporates, and government agencies, and to provide a common platform for development sector professionals for sharing experiences, issues and knowledge."

The Keynote Speaker will be MV Ashok (Chief General Manager (Economic Analysis & Research), NABARD HO).

Among the eminent speakers at the conference are Anshu Gupta (Founder - Goonj) and Harish Hande (Founder & Chairman, SELCO Solar India) both of whome are recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award; Joe Madiath (Founder & Chairman, Gram Vikas).

Various sessions that would be held at the conference include:

  • Options for Clean Energy
  • Rejuvenating Land & Biodiversity
  • Initiatives in Managing Water Resources
  • Technological Solutions for Sustainability
  • Models for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Creating Sustainable Communities
  • Upcycling Waste to Resource
  • Promoting Sustainability Mindset & Practices

The conference is organized by Fr Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES) and SIGMA, XLRI's students' committee for social initiatives. The conference registration details and forms are available at: http://tinyurl.com/9thNCSE-Registration

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