Date(s) - 10/12/2016 - 12/12/2016
CORD Training Centre
The 7th Annual Conference was hosted BY CORD in Sidhbari (Himachal Pradesh). The theme of the conference was “Entrepreneurship and Self-employment Opportunities for the Financially Backward”.
Conference Inaugural address by Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni,
Founding member & Chairperson – STARS Forum.
Key note address by Krishan Kumar, DANICS. Director-Education, North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Joginder Walia, Society for Technology & Development, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. www.stdruraltech.org
Topic: Horticulture Processing and Preservation – Livelihood Experience of Farmer’s Unit Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Jeet Ram Kaundal, Secretary – Kamadhenu Milk Society, Bilaspur (H.P.)
Topic: Community mobilization for setting up and growing dairy as a source of additional income
Anand Raj, Shree Ladwa Gaushala, Hissar (Haryana). www.shreeladwagaushala.org
Topic: Business opportunities from seva of stray desi cows.
Dr. Sudhir Prabhu, MD (USA), Founding Member and Secretary, STARS Forum.
Topic: Journey of STARS Forum and the road ahead.
Ashish V Chavan, Co-ordinator, Gram Vikas Tantra Niketan, Pipari, (Wardha, Maharashtra).
Topic: Methodology to adapt to the opportunities and threats in vocational training of rural youth
Shrikant Pohankar, Pohankar Foundation, Pune. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Upliftment of farmers in different states of India with the help of innovative experiments
Sanjeev Tagade, Jnana Prabhodini, Pune. www.jnanaprabodhini.org
Topic: Vocational training experiences of Jnana Prabhodini in rural Maharashtra
Dr. Vanitha Viswanath, Independent Researcher and Advisor, Chairperson – Aajeevika Bureau, Former CEO – Udyogini.
Topic: From Livelihood to Entrepreneurship – why a paradigm shift is necessary
Svati Bhogle, Founder & MD, SustainTech & TIDE (Technology Informatics Design Endeavour), Bengaluru.
Topic: Technical Training Curriculum for renewable energy products and services for women self help groups
Dr. Harender Raj Gautam, Principal Scientist, Dr. YS Parmar Horticulture University, Solan, H.P.
Topic: Use of local bio-resources in farming for enhancing the family income
Narender Paul, Chief Operating Officer, CORD, Sidhbari, H.P., www.cord.org.in
Topic: (1) Multipronged approach through CBOs enriches comprehensive development including livelihood
and (2) Community Institutions for Women Farmers
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Interactive session between Conference participants and the STARS Forum Executive Committee – feedback, suggestions and ideas for the future.