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22 October 2014
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CCS DashboardJeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, 13-14 Devember 2014

Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival

The Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival provides a unique platform to filmmakers to showcase their work, and a public forum to disseminate information about livelihood trials and tribulations. Over the years, the festival has won support from celebrities like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Subhash Ghai, Deepti Naval, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose and Shabana Azmi.

We invite all documentary film makers from around the world to send in their entries to one of the most unique film festivals—the 11th Annual Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival. Awards will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Best FEATURE Documentary (professional category, above 30 min): INR 50,000
  • Best SHORT Documentary (professional category, below 30 min): INR 40,000
  • Best STUDENT Documentary: INR 20,000
  • Jeevika Freedom Award: This is a new category in this year’s festival where we are inviting applications for outstanding documentaries by professionals and students that highlight livelihood challenges or successes of people working in the education sector (school owners, principles, and teacher): INR 20,000

Submit your film and spread the word! Contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868) for more information.

Deadline for submission: 15 November 2014

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks Tweetchat on: Minimum Wage: Who wins?, 29 October 2014, 7-8pm

TweetChat on #Repeal100LawsWho benefits from government-determined minimum wage? Are bottom-of-pyramid workers better off if we set a floor price for their work hours?

Join us for a tweetchat on minimum wage on Wednesday, 29 October at 7pm! Log in to or Twitter with your account and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to chatting with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS Dashboardìpolicy for Young Leaders, St Xavier's College Mumbai, 05-08 November 2014

ipolicy MumbaiAPPLY NOW for ìpolicy for Young Leaders—our introductory course in public policy for undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. Why is India poor? How can we solve environmental problems using a market-based approach? Does our education system provide voice and choice to students? How can public policy help us achieve social change? Our course explores these issues, and more. Come, question what you know!

Contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868) for more information.

CCS DashboardCentre for Civil Society at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

CCS at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon“When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man”—Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Step up for CHOICE with CCS at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014! Support our teams: CCS Grad Jayant Rajpurohit and the young team from Sanskriti School, as they help us raise funds for our skill voucher program, Vikalp. You could also run with us on 23 November!

Visit our website for more information, or contact Daphne Vallado ( | +91 99106 67576).

CCS DashboardSchool Choice National Conference, 19 December 2014

School Choice National ConferenceBlock your date! CCS is organising its 6th Annual School Choice National Conference on 19 December 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme for this year's conference is Freedom in Education. Watch this space for information on speakers and key sessions! Contact Rohan Joshi ( | +91 91676 40902) for more details. Follow the links for glimpses of our conferences in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and click here to watch Ashish Dhawan's keynote speech on Building Blocks of Education, in 2013.

CCS DashboardAsia Liberty Forum, 8-10 January 2015

ALFJoin us in Nepal for the 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum, in January! This grand celebration of liberty gives you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire skills on championing liberal approaches to public policy from experts working in the field from across the region and the world
  • Make friends and connections with over 250 friends of freedom from over 30 countries doing incredible work to improve the climate of discussion for rational market-based economic policies and good governance

Register NOW! Visit our website, or contact Srijan Bandyopadhyay ( | +91 99536 72130) for more information.

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

29 October 2014, 7-8 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat: Minimum Wage: Who wins?

31 October-01 Nov 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Profesionals, Niti Central, New Delhi

05-07 November 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, TFI, Mumbai

05-08 November 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, St Xavier's, Mumbai

10-12 November 2014 - ìpolicy for Development Leaders, Ahmedabad

04-06 December 2014 - Liberty Fund Colloquium

13-14 December 2014 - Jeevika Asia Livelihood Festival, New Delhi

19 December 2014 - 6th Annual School Choice National Conference, New Delhi

05-08 January 2015 - Think Tank Start Up Training 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

08-10 January 2015 - 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal

27-29 January 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar

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Manasi Bose of Centre for Civil Society writes "Globalisation is one of the most liberating things to happen to mankind: Johan Norberg at CCS"

Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival
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ViewPoint 9: Skill Vouchers - Global Experiences and Lessons for India

ViewPoint 9: Skill Vouchers - Global Experiences and Lessons for IndiaA study of how skill vouchers can catalyse demand for quality skill development services, examining Indian and global experiences with skill vouchers. Download here.

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

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