ìpolicy for Development Leaders (July 2016)

Event Date: 21 Jul To 23 Jul 2016; Time: 9:00am-6:30pm
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Myanmar

A three-day certificate course on public policy to equip participants with a framework to analyse roles of public policy and civil society in solving social problems, and assess and discuss current trends and innovative solutions to key socio-economic issues with a special focus on the desired roles of government, markets and civil society. The objective is to improve quality of analysis of core social issues, thereby increasing effectiveness of the organisations campaigns, especially with regard to the interface between the organisation’s focus and prevalent public policy.

Workshop on Education Policy for Journalists

Event Date: 02 Jul To 03 Jul 2016; Time: N/A
Venue: Rishikesh, India

Ensuring quality education to all is the key to take India into league of superpowers. Improving state of education is furthermore important to the entire world as every sixth human on planet earth happens to be from India. Various studies and reports present struggling state of education in country. In this regard, it is very important to set the policy framework right, guiding provisioning and delivering education.

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India is working on developing New Education Policy (NEP). The last NEP was brought out in 1986. MHRD aims to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to eliminate the shortage of manpower. The objective of the upcoming NEP therefore is to meet the changing needs of quality education, innovation and research. Drafting national level education policy is an exercise that takes place once in two to three decades and would decide the future of educational landscape in the country.

Media plays a very important role in highlighting the achievements and challenges of policy outcome. While the new education policy is being framed, it requires informed reporting by media. The more informed journalism would decide the direction of education policy focus. In this regard, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is organizing a workshop on education policy for senior journalists.

The two-day long workshop will focus on various aspects of education: philosophy, policy and practice. The workshop will be organized at a suitable location which would be ideally not more than 6 to 8 hours’ drive from Delhi. It will have thematic sessions to give detailed overview of education sector to identify merits and challenges. Sessions would be a mix of reading groups, expert presentations, interactive sessions and group discussions. The goal of the course is to equip journalists with the tools they need to understand and evaluate education policy to gauge short term and long term consequences.

The program enables journalists to distinguish between the intentions of policies and their actual results and to uncover the unintended consequences of actions and policies that are usually overlooked by others. By honing journalists’ abilities to reveal the root causes of problems and unseen consequences of policies, workshop will offers media professionals a competitive advantage to their reporting, unconventional angles and story ideas, and an analytical edge to their writing.

The workshop is exclusively designed for journalists who have been covering education at national or state level. The ideal candidates would be senior journalists who have been covering education for around 2 to 5 years and have deep interest in understanding landscape of school education in India. Participation to the workshop is on invitation basis only.

Workshop Fee:
The workshop is on invitation basis only. The entire expenses of workshop including travel, stay, meals and study material are covered by CCS.

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#ccstalks TweetChat: Kaise Padhega India? #JagoMHRD

Event Date: 29 Jun 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: #ccstalks
Kaise Padhega India? #JagoMHRD

#ccstalks TweetChat: Emerging Indian Multinationals | Strategic Players in a Multipolar World

Event Date: 15 Jun 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: #ccstalks

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 Emerging Indian Multinationals | Strategic Players in a Multipolar World

JOIN US for #ccstalks tweetchat on Emerging Indian Multinationals | Strategic Players in a Multipolar World, a book by Mohan Thite, Adrian Wilkinson, & Pawan Budhwar in collaboration with OXFORD University Press on 15 JUNE 2016,Wednesday, 4-5pm

In this increasingly globalized world, multinationals are proliferating all across the world. Recent decades have seen multinational from emerging economies expanding their operation and market reach. Also, Indian Multinationals have been in news lately, so the question which arises is “ What are the similarities and differences between multinationals from emerging and developed economies in terms of internationalization path and competitive advantages?”

We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact contact Snigdha Verma (

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Liberty Connect: CCS Alumni Meet in Delhi

Event Date: 04 Jun 2016; Time: 5.30-7 pm
Venue: CCS office | A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Liberty Connect: CCS Alumni Meet in Delhi

CCS Alumni—join us for the first alumni meet of the year at the CCS office in Delhi! We begin with a talk on “The Mind of the Indian Liberal” by Hindol Sengupta, Editor-at-Large at Fortune India, followed by high tea.

Hindol specializes in writing on public policy and the political economy, entrepreneurship and the business of luxury. He has written extensively about the economic histories of India's Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, and infrastructure, energy and environment policies in India. He has extensive experience in in-depth reporting from Pakistan and other neighbouring countries.

Today, our alumni from across over a 100 programs conducted in policy research and training, form a strong cohort of individuals passionate about a society that promotes Choice and Accountability. If you are a graduate of our Internships, or the LSS, ISPP or ìpolicy courses – Register below for the meet up!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose ( | +91 9810772964).