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October 2nd, 2008: Scheduled launch of Community Access

A resource centre that will facilitate creative engagement between community based organizations and corporate entities is being launched by Samanvaya along with CCD, Madurai and LEAD, India, New Delhi on the 2nd at the Adayar Poonga.

 This forum will organize:
1) regular meetings
2) bring out a newsletter to profile creative engagement using the co-creation paradigm
3) conduct periodic conferences and
4) bring out an annual publication on good practices and lessons learnt from corporate and community engagement

This initiative will be anchored at Samanvaya and will be managed by Team Samanvaya currently.

Programme Details (3:00 - 6:00p.m.):
Welcoming the Guests
A presentation on Community Access
Inauguration of the Community Access 
A short speech by the Chief Guest
Short speech by LEAD India representative
Short speech by Executive Director, CCD, Madurai
A video film on one of the co-creation ventures facilitated by CCD
A brief talk on the Adyar Poonga by the Poonga representative…

22nd September 2008: Ram lectures Rotary Club of Madras Central on Social Entrepreneurship

Ram, Chief Consultant of Samanvaya delivering a short speech to the Rotary Club of Madras Central on the 22nd September 2008.

Ram spoke on the subject Samanvaya as a Social Enterprise, its various initiatives and projects and their impact in society. He also spoke of the learnings and insights drawn from Samanvaya's work.

10th Sept 2008: SRI consultation at Samanvaya

Samanvaya is conducting a study to understand the spread and practice of System for Rice Intensifiaction (SRI) in Tamilnadu. This study is being undertaken at the behest of WWF and ICRISAT and is mentored by Dr. Shambu Prasad of KICS.

As the first phase of this study, a consultation is being organized with representatives from 5 districts of Tamilnadu that have a seizable SRI practitioners - Erode, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Thiruvarur. Select representatives from farming community and organizations in these districts have been invited for a consultation. This would be followed by a series of consultations in these districts over the next 6 weeks.