Past Events

Report on past events

TechCamp Chennai 2017: Tech Tools for Startups

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On July 20 and 21, 2017, Samhita in partnership with the U.S. Consul General Chennai and the Global India Fund, organised a TechCamp in Chennai, titled ‘Tech Tools for Startups’, for upcoming enterprises facing economical, technological and institutional impediments with the aim of empowering them through technology integration. This was the fourth TechCamp in India […]

Report on Collaborating for Effective Public-Private Partnerships

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Samhita recently launched the CSR report, ‘Transforming India:The CSR Opportunity’ supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. One of the key findings of the report was the importance of private sector collaboration with the government to solve critical social issues of the country. The round held in November, 2016 focused on designing a road map to build successful PPP models by highlighting opportunities and challenges and showcasing success stories, to help maximize potential and facilitate better engagement between stakeholders.

Transforming India: The CSR Opportunity, a report supported by The Rockefeller Foundation

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Samhita launched its report, ‘Transforming India: The CSR Opportunity’, on August 2, 2016, at the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai. Over 150 decision makers from around 46 companies, 25 NGOs and 13 other sector stakeholders including foundations, consultants and aid agencies, convened to reflect on the opportunity presented by the CSR law for the development sector, and develop actionable ideas for effective CSR initiatives.

Addressing India’s Education Challenge: In conversation with Abhijit Banerjee


The Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 presents companies with a unique opportunity to influence positive change in the development space. Education, listed as one of the core areas under Section 7, is proving to be one of the most popular cause areas for intervention.

Exploring solutions to India’s sanitation crisis: Key messages from the Clean India convening


A convening on sanitation was hosted by The University of Chicago Center in Delhi, in conjunction with the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business’ Social Enterprise Initiative and non-profit Toilet Hackers and facilitated by resource partner Samhita Social Ventures. The purpose of the convening was to take stock of the Swachh Bharat campaign, identify gaps and suggest a way forward.

National conference on ‘Improving Quality of Education – Role of CSR’ , Mumbai

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Educational Initiatives, in partnership with Samhita Social Ventures, organized the second National CSR Leadership Conference on ‘Improving Quality of Education – Role of CSR’ on 26th of February 2015 at the MCA Recreation Center in Mumbai.

TechCamp Chennai: Using Technology for Social Good


The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in collaboration with Samhita Social Ventures and Global India Fund, sought to empower participants with new and emerging technology resources through TechCamp Chennai. Over 65 leaders from the social sector, 13 university students and 10 technology experts attended the event on February 06, 2015 at Hotel Savera, Chennai.

Dare to Lead: A roundtable conference for women leaders


Dun & Bradstreet India hosts the Dare to Lead initiative which brings together women entrepreneurs and leaders to empower the next generation of women to aspire to leadership positions. Ms. Priya Naik co-founder of Samhita Social Ventures was invited to speak at the 2015 ‘Dare to Lead’ roundtable on the 10th of March.

National conference on ‘Improving Quality of Education – Role of CSR’ , Gurgaon

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Educational Initiatives, in partnership with Samhita Social Ventures, organized a one day National CSR Leadership Conference on ‘Improving Quality of Education – Role of CSR’ on 29th January 2015 at the Westin, Gurgaon.

Peace Tech Exchange Mumbai: Tackling gender-based violence through technology


PTX Mumbai was an experience that encouraged collaboration and provided learning opportunities not only for the NGOs but also technologists and organizers. The NGOs were able to create meaningful projects and develop new ideas that used technology as a platform for connectivity, communication and impact.