Chintan on ‘Sound Money and How We Can Restore It’ with Cris Lingle

Event Date: 19 Jan 2015; Time: 3-5 pm
Venue: CCS office

CCS is hosting Cris Lingle on 19 January 2015 to discuss sound money and how we can restore it, with a focus on the Indian context.  Cris is Visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (Brussels). His research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics that focuses on emerging market economies and public policy reform. He is widely credited with anticipating the turmoil in the East Asian economies that began in 1997 (The Rise and Decline of the ‘Asian Century’: False Starts on the Road to the ‘Global Millennium’).  Join us for this important discussion! RSVP Manasi Bose (pr@ccs.in).

Parliamentarian’s Dialogue on Education Policy Reforms with Shri Gurcharan Das

Event Date: 16 Dec 2014; Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Venue: Deputy Chairman Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi

Centre for Civil Society is hosting an informal dialogue with Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) to discuss new policy idea and options to introduce greater choice for parents and students in the education sector.

Ensuring the availability of good quality education in India is one of the key challenges faced by our elementary and higher education systems today. Many new developments and thoughts are emerging today, that have the potential to have a long-lasting positive impact on the education system as a whole.

Through this event we aim to engage with policymakers on the concept of Choice in Education, and share some models built around this theme, which have been adopted in various forms in different countries. We believe that through constructive dialogue and knowledge sharing, we can together solve some of the most pertinent and difficult issues facing the education sector in India.

Shri Gurcharan Das is an author, consultant and public intellectual, and writes regular columns for the Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar (and guest columns for The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Afairs, Time and Newsweek). His international bestseller, India Unbound, has been published in many countries and languages, and also been filmed by the BBC. He is currently a trustee with Centre for Civil Society.

Please note: This is an invite only event open to Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha)

For more information, contact Priyanka Chadha | +91 85888 56551 | priyanka@ccs.in

Enabling Bamboo Policy in India: From Ideas to Action

Event Date: 06 Dec 2014; Time: Check program details
Venue: Hotel Grand, M.G. Road, Cochin, Kerala

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CCS is partnering with South Asia Bamboo Foundation (SABF) with support from Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and Kerala State Bamboo Mission (KSBM) plans to organise a workshop for policy makers, officials engaged in implementing of bamboo schemes including the provisions of Forest Rights Act 2006 and other schemes of Government of India where bamboo can play a predominant role.The workshop is a day long programme for selected government officials, NGO workers and professionals working in the bamboo sector. It aims to enable participants on understanding core issues regarding bamboo market in India, method and ways to deal with identified challenges to unleash potential of bamboo as resource. We will cover topics such as enabling bamboo enterprises, bamboo for social sector and livelihood development, Institutional mechanism, Experiences from other similar sector through thematic sessions. For more information, please click here.

Chintan on Freedom, Rules and Wealth Creation

Event Date: 02 Dec 2014; Time: 3-5pm
Venue: CCS Office (A-69, Hauz Khas)

It is our pleasure to invite you to CCS Chintan. We are hosting Atanu Dey on 2 December 2014 to discuss freedom, rules and wealth creation.

Atanu is an economist with a background in development. He did his doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to going back to school for his PhD, he worked at Hewlett Packard in the Silicon Valley in their computer systems division. While he enjoyed working for HP, he realised that he was more interested in understanding why India was poor and he quit to travel India, US and Europe. His travels gave him the insight that economics informs the question of poverty better than any other discipline.

We look forward to your presence at the discussion on Tuesday. Please RSVP to Manasi Bose (manasi@ccs.in | +91 98107 72964). Due to space limitations, this is an invitation-only event.

Workshop on Street Vending Act: From Ideas to Action

Event Date: 29 Nov 2014; Time: Check program details
Venue: Patna

Centre for Civil Society and National Association of Street Vendors of India, with support from Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) is organising a workshop for officials of Municipal Corporations on implementing the provisions of the legislation in its most appropriate manner and spirit. The training program aims to facilitate corporation officials to understand the legislation thoroughly and develop an execution plan for their cities. For more information click here.