Case studies on Social Enterprises

About ALMA

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a revolutionary instrument in its scientific concept, its engineering design, and its cheap jerseys from china organization as a global scientific endeavor.

Currently under construction in the thin, dry air of northern Chile’s Atacama desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters above sea level, ALMA will initially be composed of 66 high precision antennas working together at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths, with a possible extension in the future.

Thanks to its high resolution and sensitivity, ALMA will open an entirely new “window” on the Universe, allowing scientists to unravel longstanding and important astronomical mysteries, in wholesale nfl jerseys search of our Cosmic Origins.

Some people say that the sun never sets on ALMA. Indeed, ALMA is a wonderful example of a cheap jerseys outlet worldwide collaboration , involving partners from four continents. By working together, scientists and engineers from around the world wholesale nfl jerseys tackle unprecedented challenges and will seek to expand the frontiers of knowledge.

ALMA is expected to begin science operations with a limited number of antennas and to start full science operations with 66 antennas. Scientists from around the world will thus soon employ this remarkable facility to probe the very first stars and galaxies, and directly image exo planets, possibly discovering the first traces of life.Articles Connexes:

Guest Post: Investing CSR in Incubators – A Unique Model of Partnership

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Authored by P.R. Ganapathy, President ( India), Villgro Innovations Foundation  After, USA and China, India has the largest incubator and accelerator ecosystem in the world. But few companies have sufficient information on this ecosystem to be able to invest in it. Samhita, and Villgro, supported by GIZ are addressing this information asymmetry and facilitating partnerships […]

Optimising CSR for Rural Development

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According to the 2011 census, 69 per cent of India’s population lives in rural areas, amounting to roughly 833 million people. The reality of rural India is far from the idyllic scenes of bucolic farmlands. However, there is a significant role that CSR can play if employed effectively. Read Samhita’s analysis on the challenges and opportunities […]

Breaking Stereotypes


The world over, the demand for absolute gender equality has never been stronger. Global marches and campaigns, especially the #MeToo & #TimesUp movements, have drawn attention to distressing stories of sexual harassment and issues like gender pay gap and poor representation of women in leadership roles. From our experience, women have always been instrumental in […]

Empowering Lives – DHFL and Samhita

Dewan Housing Finance Ltd ( DHFL ) has been a close partner of Samhita since 2015. Since then, we have worked together on programmes that have spanned cause areas and impacted the lives of more than one lakh beneficiaries. Our work with DHFL has been within three cause areas – Education, Skill Development and Rural […]

The Power of Partnerships – GIZ, Villgro and Samhita

India has the third largest incubator eco-system in the world, after USA and China. In 2016-17 alone, the number of incubators and start-ups grew by 40 per cent and the country is now home to 140 incubators and accelerators. Incubators and Accelerators  serve to support start-ups and social enterprises to establish themselves, raise funding, set-up operational […]

Kaarmic Education Services – Bridge between education and employability


The partnership between Kaarmic Education Services and IEDN is an extremely unique one since it is an example of collaboration between a social enterprise and a network of individuals and corporates. This partnership is also exemplary of a mutually beneficial alliance since both parties are gaining from each others’ network. Apart from fulfilling CSR mandates through engaging with young people from low income communities and there by playing a part in reducing urban unemployment, the network is also able to tap into the pool for recruitment purposes, thereby increasing their stake and creating incentives for them as well.

EduBridge – A Rural Corporate Link


With the changing definition of CSR and its evolving landscape, a one-time funding or donation has become a thing of the past. To stand out as a unique partnership, one needs to go beyond the scope of ‘mere charity’ to non-monetary contributions. Thus, what proved to be the catalyst for a partnership of this sort were the unique ideas, concepts and volunteering hours from the corporate partner to the social enterprise which led to the birth of an exemplary story.



The partnership between Deepak Foundation and Stones2Milestones is an example of a successful collaboration between a corporate that is relatively new to the field of education and a social enterprise that had established programs but still growing. The Deepak Foundation had the resources to build the school and Stones2Milestones had the expertise; but more importantly, both of them had the same vision.

Envirofit – Curbing indoor air pollution


Having an open fire in your kitchen is like burning 400 cigarettes an hour Kirk Smith, University of California at Berkeley The Challenge It is a common sight to find women tossing chapattis or cooking watery dal on a chulha, if you happen to travel through the narrow lanes of a slum or the broken […]

Naturetech – Lighting lives through green energy


Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment has stated that decentralised renewable energy systems could offer the key to solving the current state of energy poverty. Naturetech is a huge initiative to solve this issue by tapping into the abundant source of solar energy.

The partnership with ACC is only one step towards low cost rural electrification. There is potential of more partnerships in the future. This is a perfect example of how big companies like ACC are looking to build an adaptive and cost effective model and thus build smart AC Solar Microgrids.