South Asia

The OneWorld South Asia center in India has focused on facilitating ICT-assisted communication for the benefit of the marginalised; developing information services and products; and building ICT capacities to accelerate realisation of MDGs and going forward SDGs. This has been achieved through a wide range of activities, including a telephone and internet-based helpline service for farmers, community radio, supporting local content exchange by communities, providing web development support, organizing knowledge sharing events etc. OneWorld South Asia is particularly focussed on community radio, livelihood, agriculture, education, social justice, environment, disaster management, tribals, e-governance, health, water and sanitation, women's empowerment, CSR etc. Besides, the OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) portal is a popular development content resource on social and sustainable development issues.

CSR is nothing but giving back to society: Naveen Soni, Toyota

Education Work and Economy Industry and Innovation Partnerships for the Goals South Asia UK USA Interviews
Naveen Soni, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), believes that businesses are duty bound to serve the society that brings profit to them. Soni talks to Ashok Kumar for the Social Philanthropy Series on All India Radio's FM Rainbow channel. Excerpts from the interview:

India Inc cannot pursue CSR agenda in isolation: Shaifalika Panda, CEO, Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation

Gender Equality Industry and Innovation Partnerships for the Goals South Asia Interviews
Shaifalika Panda, Chief of CSR, Indian Metal & Ferro Alloys (IMFA), and CEO, Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF), says that companies should realign their CSR agenda to meet the contemporary challenges. Shaifalika talks to Ashok Kumar for the Social Philanthropy Series on All India Radio's FM Rainbow channel. Excerpts from the interview:

Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt, Congress leader

Health and Well-being Gender Equality South Asia Interviews
Congress leader and Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt feels that sexual minorities and sex workers have an equal right to dignified life. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priya says that segregation of LGBTs is a dangerous trend and they should not feel caged in our society. Excerpts from the interview: