XLRI to host social entrepreneurs’ meet
In a bid to showcase innovative social entrepreneurship ventures by individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, corporate and social agencies and to provide a common platform for sharing experiences, issues and concerns, XLRI School of Human and Business Resource, Jamshedpur is organising the National Social Entrepreneurship Conference in January 2009.
Prof Madhukar Shukla, professor, organisational behaviour area, XLRI said that conference will host many speakers and entrepreneurs who have worked in the social and development sector, and have received numerous accolades and awards such as the Ashoka Fellowship.
“This conference is geared at providing a common forum for eminent speakers of the country to share their knowledge and experiences with students for better understanding,” he added.
The two-day conference, which is being organised for the first time would kick start on January 31. The event is a part of XLRI’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in which around 150 development sector professionals are expected to participate in the conference.
“Social entrepreneurial ventures generally aim to create a more sustainable and equitable society. Recognising that the developmental issue is not about lack of resources, but about lack of access to resources, these ventures devise innovative solutions to make societal resources available to those who lack access to them. This is why the proposed theme for the conference would be ‘Providing Access for sustainable development,” said Prof Shukla.