6th e-North East Award 2016 Summit

There are plenty of digital innovations happening in the North East region, with the coming-of-age bright entrepreneurial minds, putting together brilliant ideas for implementation in the region and ensuring a technical facelift to the development process of North East India. The e-North East Award Summit is a first-of-its-kind flagship event of North East Development Foundation…

North East Social Impact Award 2015

It has always been a critical issue to adopt and implement sound and sustainable development practices in North East Region (NER) of India. Widely, factors around key development and governance issues has been discussed and debated quite often than late, more in the context of how resources are spent and sustained on the ground benefiting…

4th e-North East Award 2013

The power of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools and applications to empower people and communities is universally acknowledged now. Digital solutions and innovations have enhanced the capacity to deliver services as well as to access services with affordability and accessibility. The societies worldwide have embarked upon innovating and adopting ICT means and platforms to improvise…

ICTs and Environmental Sustainability

The issues around environmental sustainability and climate change have emerged at no less critical stage of development and growth process across the globe. World over, the areas around these issues have been discussed, and debated as to how to address the crucial challenges impacting our environments and climates as a retrogressive impact out of our…

Transforming Public Libraries

The role of libraries and librarians in society continues to evolve, especially with the advent of new technologies. While libraries were conceived in a period of information scarcity,ntoday’s networked world provides public access to unlimited amounts of digital information. Libraries have become central places for learning, innovation, and community gathering, as libraries have tremendous potential…

Labour & Development

The Government of India has introduced four labour codes – the Code on Wages, Social Security Code, Industrial Relations Code, and Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code which are supposed to replace the 29 labour laws. Since 90% of India’s workforce is in the unorganized sector, the Government of India wants to ensure than…

DIGITAL FOR RURAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ASSAM MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATION REPORT

The conference, Enabling Rural Women from Livelihood to Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Opportunities focussed on rural women’s entrepreneurship Assam was organised by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Council for Social and Digital Development (CSDD), and North East Development Foundation (NEDF), at NEDFi campus on 16th November, 2022, Guwahati, Assam. The goal of the consultation was…

North East CSR Report 2020-21

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities all over the world by wiping out several years of development gains made in the past several years. The social sector and the government sector cannot alone undo the damage done by the pandemic. This is where the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becomes…

Policy Brief Draft: Consolidating Corporate Social Responsibility in Assam: Addressing Equitable, Sustainability and Investment Concerns [2011-2020]

Assam has been the best performing state in terms of CSR investment in the North East region (NER). This policy brief a continuation of the attempt of Council for Social and Digital Development (CSDD) and the North East Development Foundation (NEDF) and to start discussions around CSR spending and its role in development in the…