Promoting Livelihood Through Affirmative Action & CSR – 15th March 2016
Based on the fact that majority of the people below the poverty line belong to the backward communities, it is important to create sustainable livelihood opportunities for them through development initiatives. As these communities remain vulnerable due to lack of opportunities, skills, education, finance, etc. they keep entangling themselves in the vicious circle of poverty. Livelihood generation for these communities remain a cause of concern with widespread discrimination, climate change, no social security and other such constraints. Therefore, the alignment between the affirmative action, CSR and livelihood is crucial to not only target the right beneficiaries but also eradication of poverty.
If the SC/ST communities are provided with adequate skill, infrastructure, resources and finance, it will help India achieve the set national goals of skill development, inclusive growth and higher GDP. Keeping in mind the role of corporations in generation of employment opportunities for the communities, the webinar will focus on the need to promote livelihood initiatives through affirmative action and CSR. The webinar also highlights the benefits of inclusive development and how corporations can lead the change.