Dialogues

Workshop on Education Policy for Journalists

Event Date: 02 Jul To 03 Jul 2016; Time: N/A
Venue: Rishikesh, India

Background:
Ensuring quality education to all is the key to take India into league of superpowers. Improving state of education is furthermore important to the entire world as every sixth human on planet earth happens to be from India. Various studies and reports present struggling state of education in country. In this regard, it is very important to set the policy framework right, guiding provisioning and delivering education.

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India is working on developing New Education Policy (NEP). The last NEP was brought out in 1986. MHRD aims to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to eliminate the shortage of manpower. The objective of the upcoming NEP therefore is to meet the changing needs of quality education, innovation and research. Drafting national level education policy is an exercise that takes place once in two to three decades and would decide the future of educational landscape in the country.

Media plays a very important role in highlighting the achievements and challenges of policy outcome. While the new education policy is being framed, it requires informed reporting by media. The more informed journalism would decide the direction of education policy focus. In this regard, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is organizing a workshop on education policy for senior journalists.

Workshop:
The two-day long workshop will focus on various aspects of education: philosophy, policy and practice. The workshop will be organized at a suitable location which would be ideally not more than 6 to 8 hours’ drive from Delhi. It will have thematic sessions to give detailed overview of education sector to identify merits and challenges. Sessions would be a mix of reading groups, expert presentations, interactive sessions and group discussions. The goal of the course is to equip journalists with the tools they need to understand and evaluate education policy to gauge short term and long term consequences.

The program enables journalists to distinguish between the intentions of policies and their actual results and to uncover the unintended consequences of actions and policies that are usually overlooked by others. By honing journalists’ abilities to reveal the root causes of problems and unseen consequences of policies, workshop will offers media professionals a competitive advantage to their reporting, unconventional angles and story ideas, and an analytical edge to their writing.

Participation:
The workshop is exclusively designed for journalists who have been covering education at national or state level. The ideal candidates would be senior journalists who have been covering education for around 2 to 5 years and have deep interest in understanding landscape of school education in India. Participation to the workshop is on invitation basis only.

Workshop Fee:
The workshop is on invitation basis only. The entire expenses of workshop including travel, stay, meals and study material are covered by CCS.

To read the report on workshop, click here.

Liberty Connect: CCS Alumni Meet in Delhi

Event Date: 04 Jun 2016; Time: 5.30-7 pm
Venue: CCS office | A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Liberty Connect: CCS Alumni Meet in Delhi

CCS Alumni—join us for the first alumni meet of the year at the CCS office in Delhi! We begin with a talk on “The Mind of the Indian Liberal” by Hindol Sengupta, Editor-at-Large at Fortune India, followed by high tea.

Hindol specializes in writing on public policy and the political economy, entrepreneurship and the business of luxury. He has written extensively about the economic histories of India's Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, and infrastructure, energy and environment policies in India. He has extensive experience in in-depth reporting from Pakistan and other neighbouring countries.

Today, our alumni from across over a 100 programs conducted in policy research and training, form a strong cohort of individuals passionate about a society that promotes Choice and Accountability. If you are a graduate of our Internships, or the LSS, ISPP or ìpolicy courses – Register below for the meet up!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (alumni@ccs.in | +91 9810772964).

Vikalp: Accelerating skills training through voucher

Event Date: 04 Apr 2016; Time: 3-5pm
Venue: Auditorium, YMCA Tourist Hostel, New Delhi

To read the event report click here. To see media coverage, click here.

 

Vikalp: Accelerating skills training through voucher, CCS is bringing some key stakeholders from the skilling ecosystem together to discuss Alternative Models of Skill Development Programs. Join us for the launch of the Vikalp Implementation Toolkit and panel discussions on Overcoming Impediments to the growth of Skill Development Sector and Alternate Financing Models for Sustainability of Skill Development Sector

CCS is bringing some key stakeholders from the skilling ecosystem together to discuss Alternative Models of Skill Development Programs. Join us for the launch of the Vikalp Implementation Toolkit and panel discussions on:

  • Overcoming Impediments to the growth of Skill Development Sector
  • Alternate Financing Models for Sustainability of Skill Development Sector

Download detailed agenda. See details of panelists. To mark your presence, RSVP to snigdha@ccs.in.

 

Talk by Srijan Bandyopadhyay on "Why is India Poor?"

Event Date: 15 Mar 2016; Time: 12:50pm - 2:30pm
Venue: Hans raj College, Delhi
Why is India Poor?

This lecture designed by Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society seeks to:

  1. Debunk perennial myths about the causes of poverty and prosperity, and develop individuals’ ability to use reasons, data, and evidence when thinking about public policy, and;
  2. More fundamentally, convince the participants about an approach to analysing this type of question and gain a pattern of thinking that will help them assess different possible answers to these kinds of questions until they get down to the root causes.

Dharna by NISA & State Associations of Budget Private Schools

Event Date: 24 Feb 2016; Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Demnostration to Save Education of Choice | 24 February 2016 | 10am-4pm

Opposing school closure by the government on infrastructural grounds and demanding autonomy for Budget Private Schools, ease of opening schools, learning outcome-based regulation and recognition of schools, the National Independent Schools Alliance is organizing a dharna at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

Join us, to show your support and demand Right to Education of Choice!

For more information contact Thomas Antony (+91-84478 67144 | thomas@ccs.in). Register here to attend the Dharna.