December 05, 2018

ACF Signs 5 year Partnership with Hindustan Zinc Ltd

ACF will launch two new SEDIs in Rajasthan, thanks to a long-term partnership with mining magnate, Hindustan Zinc Limited.

On 2nd November 2018, ACF signed a 5 year MoU with Hindustan Zinc Ltd to establish Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes in Dariba (Rajsamand district) and Agoocha (Bhilwara district). 

The new SEDI centres aim to train 1400 youngsters by 2023 in trades such as Security Guard, Microfinance, General Duty Assistant, Electrician, Data Entry Operator and Retail & Sales Representatives. ACF aims to train at least 30% women in the courses. 

In an online statement, Hindustan Zinc Ltd outlined, "Developmental challenges are complex and can never be addressed through lone efforts. At the heart of our approach to CSR at HZL lies our efforts to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships, connected by a common core value of trust - where stakeholders like government, civil society, business, academia, and of course local communities can come together and be in synergistic action for a sustainable future. We believe that such partnerships are 'key' to enhancing value in any developmental effort."

This philosophy is in key alignment with Ambuja Cement Foundation which has successfully partnered with a variety of stakeholders, including Government, Corporate, Civil Society and the Community, to pool resources and optimize the impact of investment in every project.

'It gives us great pride to join hands with a reputed organization such as Hindustan Zinc Ltd, who have a shared philosophy for collaboration in CSR' said Pearl Tiwari, CEO & Director Ambuja Cement Foundation.

'By harnessing one another's strengths, we can bring much-needed training services to underprivileged rural youth and meet common CSR objectives.' She said.

For more information on ACF's Skill & Entrepreneurship Institutes, please click here

To explore establishing a new SEDI in your area, write to By 2030, India will face a 50% water deficit, and by 2020, 21 Indian cities will run out of water. It's a tough pill to swallow. Now, more than ever, we need to increase our investment in Water to help curb this looming national crisis.

In an effort to raise awareness of the need for community water investment, and to share expertise and insights from leaders across the country, ACF in collaboration with Samhita Social Ventures, is hosting a Mumbai Water Forum 'Investing in Water: For Today & the Future' on December 14th - bringing together key stakeholders in water.

The forum will focus on 3 areas:

1. Collaborating for Water - Forming Effective Partnerships in the water sector will help stakeholders to move out of silos and coordinate efforts to increase their reach and impact. A panel discussion aims to provide a roadmap to the audience on how to develop impactful partnerships with other funders/ companies/ governments/ social organizations. 

2. Connecting Potential Partners - Via a 'speed dating' format and with the context set for the need for partnership, the event will facilitate direct engagements between participants to open dialogue for potential partnerships. In 5-minute bursts, individuals will interact with 9-10 other attendees. 

3. Secrets to Success - This session will allow panel members from different backgrounds to articulate candid moments and insights from their experience in the Water sector. The audience will learn how to navigate the challenges faced at different stages. In a rapid-fire format, each of the panel members will detail their 'secrets', after which, we will open the floor for questions.

The event is open to key stakeholders in the water sector, along with those wishing to invest in water, looking for powerful ways to make an impact in this area.

Hosted by Ambuja Cement Foundation, in collaboration with Samhita, the event will see a power-packed panel of guests including representatives from Government, NGO sector, Corporates and Media. It's an event you wouldn't want to miss!

Investing in Water - For Today & The Future. Friday 14th December 9.30am - 3.30 pm - Mumbai. For more details contact:
December 05, 2018

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