CSR for tribal development: Mysuru to host seminar

To mark the International Day of World’s Indigenous People, a national seminar on ‘Tribal Development and Corporate Social Responsibility: Issues and prospects’ has been organised on August 13 and 14 at Basudev Somani College here.

Centre for Inclusive Growth and Development Research Trust, Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore and Basudev Somani Degree College, Mysuru have jointly organised the seminar which is funded by the Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), Kolkata.

M. Sasi Kumar, Deputy Director, ASI will inaugurate the seminar. Karnataka State Open University Dean (Academic) Jagadeesh will deliver the key-note address.

The seminar aims to review various socio-economic and politico-administrative issues of tribals in India and analyse the CSR policy and provisions and their impact on tribal development in India.

The occasion will look into opportunities of CSR for the tribal development and find out issues, challenges and impediments of CSR on tribal development.

The event will also come up with recommendations to both corporates and the government about the current issues relating to the topic, a note said here.

The sub-themes of the seminar include topics such as CSR as a potential agent of socio-economic transformation of Indian tribals; CSR and tribal development in India: Issues and challenges; CSR, education, skill development and livelihoods among tribals; CSR and poverty eradication among tribals in India; Adoption of the tribal district by the corporates: How and why?; CSR and tribals’ health-related issues; and CSR, environment and ecology and the Indian tribes.

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