Kohima, 23 March (MTNews): Speaking at the two-day capacity building training program aimed at converting problems into solutions, IDAN Joint Secretary Reny Wilfred IAS stated that the Investment & Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN) will provide all the tools and techniques to ensure that the NGOs and participants can deliver productive projects.
Regarded a first in Nagaland, a two-day capacity building training program on CSR was held at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima on 23 March 2023 to understand the aspirations of the NGOs for the development of Nagaland and to deliver productive projects to the society.
According to Wilfrey, IDAN will provide tools and techniques to the NGOs – starting from project conceptualization, preparation of DPR, and negotiation with CSR donors to implementation and monitoring of the whole spectrum of the project.
He also assured that IDAN will assist and make sure there is a CSR team available to support the NGOs every time to address all the queries.
CSR Manager, IDAN, Chichanbeni Kithan said that this capacity-building event is focused on NGOs and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
She said that NGOs play a critical role in addressing and promoting sustainable development, environmental challenges, and social welfare.
“NGOs have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can help companies understand the local context and identify the most pressing needs,” she noted. However, the fact that NGOs are often restricted by resource constraints severely limits their ability to achieve their objectives, she observed.
Therefore, in order to effectively carry out the missions, according to Kithan, they require resources and partnerships with other stakeholders and that is where CSR comes in.
“In recent years, Corporate Social Responsibility has emerged as an increasingly important concept in the business world,” she said, referring to a company’s commitment to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner, beyond just its financial performance.
She added that this two-day event is primarily designed to enhance the understanding and skills in the field of CSR and equip NGOs with the necessary tools and knowledge to answer the million-dollar question of how NGOs can build effective partnerships with corporations and other stakeholders.