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31 July 2013
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Jeevika FestivalJeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival
29 August 1 September 2013

Jeevika - Nandita Das Quote

Less than 30 days to go for the Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival! We’ve finalised a record 30 entries that we’ll be screening for you over the four days. The festival is a great way to get highlight livelihood issues and policies that shackle livelihood freedom of the poor, while providing documentary filmmakers exposure in the society and the film industry.

Date: 29 August – 1 September 2013
Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Check out the website for ways you can get involved with the festival and like our Official Facebook Fan Page for regular updates.

RTE Portal LaunchRTE Portal Launch, 14 August 2013

RTE PortalOn the eve of Independence Day, CCS and the Central Square Foundation, in partnership with FICCI, are launching the RTE Portal – India’s largest online resource for all information related to the RTE. The launch of the portal will be followed by a panel discussion. Parth Shah of CCS, Ashish Dhawan of CSF, along with Yamini Aiyar of Accountability Initiative and Annie Koshi, Principal of St Mary’s School will serve on the panel which will be moderated by Shoma Chaudhury, Managing Editor of Tehelka.

Stay tuned for pictures and details of the event!

NISA School Leaders SummitNISA School Leaders Summit, 26 September 2013

NISAWe have opened registrations for our National Independent Schools Alliance School Leaders Summit 2013. The summit reflects a gathering of some of the best intellectual minds in the education space in India – all of whom will come together to deliberate best practices in improving the quality of education and student performance in India. Some of the key sessions at the summit will be on the Barriers to the Choice of Education, Running of Great Low-Fee Public Schools, School Leadership Training and School Financing Models.

Register NOW! Contact Mehek Rastogi (|+9181305 62702) for more details.

ipolicy for journalistsIIT Gandhinagar, Orientation Program - Social Change Through Public Policy, 17-19 August 2013

IIT GandhinagarCCS has been invited by IIT Gandhinagar as part of the orientation program at the university, to introduce a group of 150 students to our ideas, focusing on Social Change through Public Policy. Over one and a half days, the students will get the chance to go out into the field and Research Reality, hear Parth Shah speak on Social Change through Public Policy, and develop their critical reasoning skills through an introduction to Socratic Seminars.

For more information on this programme, or to bring CCS to YOUR campus, contact Daphne Vallado ( | +91 99106 67576).

Freedom CaravanFreedom Caravan: Why is India Poor?

FC 2013CCS is coming to your campus with Freedom Caravan – our award-winning program for young people consisting of engaging talks, working groups and discussions. This year, we focus on the reasons behind India’s poverty. Interested? Come be a part of the Freedom Caravan Journey!

Contact Daphne Vallado ( | +91 99106 67576) for more details.

CCS Calendar 2013
Upcoming Events

14 August - RTE portal launch, Delhi

17-19 August - IIT Gandhinagar, Orientation Program - Social Change Through Public Policy, Gujarat

21 August-19 September - Freedom Caravan, South India

30 August-2 September - ipolicy for Young Leaders (XLRI), Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

29 August-1 September - Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, Delhi

25-26 September - NISA School Leaders Summit, Delhi

17-20 October - ìpolicy for Business Professionals, Bangalore

8-10 November - ìpolicy for Journalists, Jaipur

20 December - School Choice National Conference, Delhi

8-9 January 2014 - Asia Liberty Forum, New Delhi

Watch the official video of Jeevika 2013
Jeevika Video on youtube

For more information contact  
Sadaf Hussain  
M: +91 99531-33868  

Centre for Civil Society  
A-69, Hauz Khas  
New Delhi - 110 016, India  
h: +91 11 26537456, 26521882  

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