Sunday, November 27, 2016

1. Conference Theme and Purpose

Conference Schedule:
Registration Form:

Since mid-20th century, the size and scale of the human enterprise have grown exponentially. However, this growth has also subjected nature, and the services it provides to humanity, to an increasing risk. Over the last few decades, we have witnessed increasing depletion of forest and natural resources, decline in animal populations and species, increasing pollution of air and water resources, extreme weather conditions, etc. The 21st century presents humanity with a dual challenge to maintain nature in all of its many forms and functions and to create an equitable home for people on a finite planet.

While the interdependence between the social, economic and environmental agendas is gradually being recognized at the highest levels (as defined in the Sustainable Development Goals), over the years, numerous entrepreneurial individuals have been experimented and developed models of sustainable living. The learning from such existing benchmarks and models is extremely relevant to inform development strategies, economic models, business models and lifestyle choices.

Correspondingly, this year, the theme of the 9th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship is

The Conference aims to celebrate, showcase and learn from some of these initiatives and ventures, and to create a platform for knowledge-sharing and partnerships.

2. Conference Design and Schedule

The conference design will entail the following sessions, where social entrepreneurs/ development sector professionals will share their experiences, issues and challenges:

  • Options for Clean Energy
  • Models for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Entrepreneurship for Water Resource Management
  • Rejuvenating Land & Biodiversity
  • Creating Sustainable Communities
  • Technologies for Sustainability
  • Recycling Waste to Resource
  • Promoting Sustainability Mindset
  • 3. Venue and Participation Fee

    The venue of the Conference is:
      Fr Prabhu Hall
      Learning Centre - 1
      XLRI - Xavier School of Management
      CH Area (East)
      Jamshedpur 831 001 (India)
    The registration for the conference will start at 10.00am on January 27th, 2017, and the conference will conclude at 13:00pm on January 29th, 2017.

    NOTE: For Cancellations, fee will be refunded, after deducting Rs.1000/- as processing charges, if communicated before January 22nd, 2017 to

    The Registration/ Nomination Form for the conference can be downloaded from:

    For details one can also write to:

    4. Speakers of the 9th NCSE

    The conference will bring together about 25 social entrepreneurs and leaders to share their experiences and insights from their initiatives and ventures.
    The following speakers have confirmed their participation as on December 22nd, 2016:

    Anshu Gupta
    Founder & Director
    Ashish Gupta
    Jaivik Haat

    Dr Birupakshya Dixit
    Programme Coordinator-India
    Practical Action

    Dr Harish Hande
    Founder & Chairman
    SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd

    Joe Madiath
    Founder & Chairman
    Gram Vikas

    Kalyan Akkipedi

    Nilanjana Das
    Founder & Director
    Action Center for Transformation

    Poonam Bir Kasturi
    Founder & Director
    Daily Dump

    Dr Priyadarshini Karve
    Managing Director
    Samuchit Enviro Tech Pvt Ltd

    Rahul Banerjee
    Social Activist
    Khedut Mazdoor Chetna Sangath

    Rajnish Jain

    Ramanjaneyulu GV
    Executive Director
    Center for Sustainable Agriculture

    Rashmi Bharti

    Raymond Myles
    Secretary General-cum-Chief Executive
    INSEDA (Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association)

    Sathish Kumar
    Chief Operating Officer
    Dharani FaM CooP Ltd

    Shrashtant Patara
    Chief Executive Officer - TARA &
    Sr Vice President - Development Alternatives Group

    Prof Varun Arya
    Aravali Institute of Management

    5. Crowdfund the 9th NCSE - Sponsor a Participant

    Target: INR 400,000/-
    Achieved (as on Jan 29th, '17): INR 345,500/-

    Like every year, the 9th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship will bring together a community of 170-180 social sector professionals/ practitioners, academics and students to learn from each other, build partnerships and strengthen the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship.

    Besides the 25-27 speakers/resource persons, about 60-70+ of these participants are students, who pay a nominal fee of INR 800/- (non-residential) or INR 1000/- (residential). We get a few participants from corporate and funding agencies, who pay higher fee; almost all other participants are social entrepreneurs, self-sponsored professionals or from NGOs/ CBOs, who pay a fee of INR 3,500/- (non-residential) or INR 5,500/- (residential).

    Our average per participant cost is about INR 6000/-

    Given the scale and expenses in organizing the conference, we invite you to support us in this endeavor. You can sponsor fee for one participant for INR 5,000/- or provide part sponsorship in multiples of INR 1,000/-.

    The check/ DD can be made in the name of “XLRI Jamshedpur” and mailed to:

    Prof Madhukar Shukla
    Conference Coordinator
    The 9th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
    CH Area (East)
    Jamshedpur 831 001 (India)
    Ph: 0657 – 665 3333 Fax: 0657 – 222 7814

    Online/ Bank transfer can be made as per following details.
    Please do mail the details of the amount and transaction id/UTR to :

    Name: XLRI Jamshedpur
    Bank Account No: 340010100073149
    Account Type: Savings
    Bank Name: AXIS Bank
    Branch: Sakchi, Jamshedpur
    Branch Code: 000340
    RTG IFCS Code: UTIB0000340
    MICR No.: 831211003
    Swift Code: AXISINBB012
    PAN No: AAATI0475M

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