Past Events

Report on past events

Tapping into CSR funds: A two-day capacity building session for social organizations

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In the wake of the Companies Act 2013, the question arises if social organizations have the capacity and wherewithal to absorb the funds from companies and thus translate them effectively into social impact.To address this challenge, Samhita Social Ventures organized a two-day capacity building workshop on April 29-30, 2014 – ‘Tapping into CSR funds’, for NGOs and social enterprises.

TechCamp Bengaluru – Empowering social sector leaders with the technological resources to make impactful change

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Over 50 leaders from the social sector and over 30 technology experts, journalists and university students from across the state of Karnataka came together for TechCamp Bengaluru on February 28, 2014. The event, organized by the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai and Samhita Social Ventures, sought to empower them with new and emerging technology resources to […]

‘CSR in Education:’ Education landscape in India, highlighting needs and interventions for CSR

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Samhita Social Ventures, in collaboration with Department for International Development (DFID) and Central Square Foundation, organized a conference ‘CSR in Education – Ensuring Impact’, in Mumbai on February 20, 2014. The objective of the event was to assist companies in understanding the education landscape in India and thus play a larger role in socially relevant education interventions.

Building the CSR Marketplace – effective partnerships between Corporates and social organizations: Samhita Social Ventures and UnLtd Hyderabad

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Samhita Social Ventures and UnLtd Hyderabad successfully facilitated a distinctive event focused on Corporate Social Responsibility by engaging social enterprises and corporate organizations on a common platform at HICC Complex, Novotel Hyderabad.

IICA Roundtable series 2014: CSR as a Value Proposition for Promoting Social Entrepreneurship

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In order to explore the various aspects of partnerships and corporate-social enterprise engagement, IICA organized a round table discussion in association with Samhita Social Ventures and NMIMS on 22nd January 2014 titled, ‘CSR as a Value Proposition for Promoting Social Entrepreneurship’. 120 delegates from multiple backgrounds like corporate, NGO, SE and academic institutes attended this discussion.

Healthcare event highlights needs and interventions for CSR to fund

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A significant proportion of the population in India, particularly in rural areas keep running from pillar to post for access to healthcare. They visit a number of doctors through the public health system that keeps no record of their past ailments. To avoid these inefficiencies, he approaches a private hospital too late to realize that […]

Workshop for DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge

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Samhita Social Ventures facilitated a 3-­‐hour workshop in Mumbai on January 20, 2014 for those entrepreneurs who wished to participate in the DBS-­‐NUS Social Venture Challenge. The workshop was a resounding success with entrepreneurs from over 15 teams and 4 mentors participating.