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coming up: "community based social enterprises", a samanvaya publication

Between 2009 and 2011, Samanvaya team along with CCD co-created and managed the programme, "Community based Social Enterprises" (COSE, for short) - an intense monthly workshop on social enterprises to practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs in rural Tamilnadu. The programme developed and adopted several innovative tools and methods of learning locally relevant and sustainable enterprises in rural Tamilnadu. The entrepreneurs spent 4-5 days with the faculty each month in a series of intense workshops where their work through the month became the case studies and their hands-on knowledge of managing the enterprises threw new challenges each month.

The record of these sessions, the learning pedagogy, case studies, presentations and lectures provide for some very interesting insights into social enterprises, particularly those based within the community. The same was compiled last year thanks to the effort of a volunteer intern at Samanvaya, since then the compilation has gone through several iterations and enhanced in its presentation. The same will be brought out as a publication by May 2012.

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P.S.: the Tamil translation of Baingan Swaraj is nearing completion and will be released in  April as well.