Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2010
Jeevika Festival at the India Habitat Centre from 27-29 August saw the screening and discussion on the top 21 documentaries, theater performance by Asmita ‘Unsuni’, and a discussion on ‘Representation of Reality in Documentary Making’ amongst filmmakers. The highlight of festival was the Awards Ceremony on the 29 August which saw a musical performance by Ekam Satyam, popular youth band from Delhi and an impressive guest panel comprising of ace actress Ms Shabana Azmi, Mr Sharad Yadav, MP and Chairman, Committee for Urban Development, Dr Adish C Aggarwala, President, International Council of Jurists and S M Khan, Director, Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, GOI. Read
CCS Alumni organizes Public Policy Workshop for Journalists in Patna
26 journalists representing 19 media house in Patna participated in a one day Public Policy Workshop on 21 August 2010 in Patna. Pioneered by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), this new initiative started in 2009 in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) with an objective to provide journalists with a better understanding of public policy, its formulation and evaluation of its impact on citizens thereby enabling them to better report on important social, political and economic issues. Mr Swayam Prakash, Resident Editor, Prabhat Khabar (Patna Edition), alumni of CPPJ 2009 was the local coordinator for the workshop. Read more>>
Policy Roundtables for Members of Parliament
CCS in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative organized two policy roundtables on 28 July and 4 August 2010 at the Constitution Club in Delhi. The former roundtable was on Parliamentary Transparency and the latter on Police Reforms. Read more >>
RTI Fellow at CCS introduces major changes in Delhi High Court (RTI) Rules
The Delhi High Court has incorporated all the amendments in the Delhi High Court (RTI) Rules 2006 which were recommended by CCS RTI Fellow Anoop Prakash Awasthi. Read more >>
CCS and ARK Voucher Program
CCS and Absolute Return for Kids are collaborating on a voucher project ENABLE (Ensure Access to Better Learning Experiences) in North and East Delhi. The objective of the project is to identify out of school children in chosen zones, maximise their enrolment and retention in good quality schools and have a positive impact on schools and learning outcomes. The project will be implemented from the next academic year (2011-12).
Mass Awareness and Mobilization Activity on National Urban Street Vendors Policy in Jaipur
As part of the Jeevika: Law, Liberty & Livelihood Campaign, CCS is conducting a series of mass awareness and mobilization activities in Jaipur to create an environment which is conducive for the government to implement Policy/Bill on urban street vendors. These activities include street theatre and lectures and talks by local leaders of the community. CCS has successfully completed three such activities thereby educating more than a thousand street vendors. Giving impetus to the movement is the recent CCS membership of National Alliance of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) which is a national federation of street vendors in India consisting of over 538 street vendor organizations and more than 3.64 lakh members across 22 states in India.
Livelihood Regulation Study Released
CCS organized a press conference to release the Livelihood Regulation Study of Jaipur in the Pink City Press Club, Jaipur on 9 August 2010. Former Chief Secretary of Rajasthan Mr M L Mehta released the study. Others present at the program were Mr Rakesh Tripathi from Nidan, Patna and Mr Ghanshyam Kotwani, Secretary of National Alliance of Street Vendors of India. A panel discussion was organised to discuss the study and challenges in the implementation of the National Policy on Urban Street Vendors Policy 2009. Read more >>