Events

ipolicy for Development Leaders, April 2016

Event Date: 01 Apr To 03 Apr 2016; Time: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Venue: Centre for Civil Society office, A-69 Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016
ipolicy for Development Leaders, April 2016

How do we develop interventions that will actually deliver desired change given the complex nature of development problems? Instead of providing direct relief alone, are there ways to empower the target group to solve problems for themselves? What government policies contribute to the existence of problems in the first place? ìpolicy for Development Leaders offers a dynamic and empowering learning experience for civil society professionals and equips them with tools that will make them more effective at their work.

Eligibility: This course is targeted towards professionals of civil society organisations, think tanks, non-governmental organisations, research institutes, etc. Heads of institutions are requested to nominate at least 2 staff members to attend the course.

Course Fee: Rs 2,500 (food and program materials for the entire duration of the program only). The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2016

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#ccstalks TweetChat: How to improve implementation of RTE 25% reservation?

Event Date: 30 Mar 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

How to improve implementation of RTE 25% reservation?

25% reservation under RTE aims at inclusion of the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in private education system. Numerous studies suggest that the implementation has been ineffective. Is 25% Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota under RTE an effective policy intervention? If yes, shouldn't the govt. fund students rather than schools to promote choice and accountability?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Public sector banks have been the largest owner of the NPAs, why?'

Event Date: 16 Mar 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Public sector banks have been the largest owner of the NPAs, why?

"Twenty-nine state-owned banks wrote off a total of Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts between financial years 2013 and 2015, much more than they had done in the preceding nine years,” according to a newspaper report. Can private sector banks help the poor or do we need public sector banks? If Public sector banks exist, should we not ponder upon the policies that govern them presently?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@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.

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Should right to free speech be absolute?'

Event Date: 02 Mar 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Should right to free speech be absolute?

As current affairs unfold with regards to Kanhaiya Kumar’s sedition charges, and Umar Khalid’s persecution, there is no better time to debate the moral limits of #freespeech. This complicated issue becomes even more delicate when we examine it against the backdrop of our volatile society.

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).