The Fredskorpset India Partners Network is conducting an International Seminar on Women in Emerging Indian Economy organised by CSA, Christ College, and Drik India. Its aim is to assess the role of women in the emerging Indian economy. It is to be held on the 26th and 27th of November, 2007. The conference is supported by Fredskorpset, Norway.
The inauguration of the conference would be held at 10.30am on November 26, 2007 at Christ College Auditorium. The guests of honour are Ms Ann Ollestad, Hon’ble Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi, Mr Torbjorn Urfjell, Political Advisor to the Minister of Development Cooperation, Norway, and Mr Helge Espe, Deputy Director, Fredskorpset, Norway.
The Conference is supported by Fredskorpset (FK), a government body under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It serves as an instrument in achieving the development policy goals of Norwegian government in contributing towards lasting improvements in the economic, social and political conditions in developing and under developed countries.
The FK India Partners Network is a conglomeration of organisations who are involved in professional and cultural exchange of people. The network is formed with the objective of enhancing FK’s vision of promoting ‘partnerships for development’ and ‘bringing people together’.
Topics discussed will include role of women in changing economy (International and Indian perspectives), Woman Entrepreneurship, health of rural and urban women, nature of work, development and displacement, changing gender role in Media : from silence to voice, and other key issues. There is also a Photography exhibition on the 26th facilitated by Drik India.
You could refer to the attached document – the Conference brochure – for more information.
For further enquiries, please contact the CSA Office (080 4012 9116) or send an e-mail to csa AT christcollege.edu
If you’re from the press, and would like to cover the event, please contact mohan.k.pillai AT fep.christcollege.edu