EmPeace LABS 2012 October 18-26 Jain Hills, Jalgaon, India
Page 2 Organizing Partners Gandhi Research Foundation GRF mission has three major components – educational initiatives, archival preservation and rural reconstruction programs. The Foundation is the initiator and promoter of ‘Gandhi Teerth, an international center for study, research and dialogue aiming to preserve and promote the Gandhian ideology and legacy. The Foundation is the initiator and promoter of ‘Gandhi Teerth, an international center for Gandhian study, research and dialogue. Its core objective is to preserve and promote for posterity the Gandhian ideology and legacy. The initiative is sponsored by Jain Irrigation Systems Limited and Bhavarlal and Kantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation, an in-house charity. GRF′ s Chairman is Padma Bhushan Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, who was Gandhiji’s protégé at the Wardha Ashram. Padma Shri Dr. Bhavarlal Jain, Founder Chairman of Jain irrigation Systems Limited and a leading social entrepreneur, is the Founder Trustee of GRF. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. JISL is an agribusiness corporation with presence in 120 countries, The India-based company has received 10 international, 144 national and 40 state awards for outstanding performance in Fair Business Practices, Entrepreneurship, Research and Development. In 2011 the World Economic Council nominated JISL as one of the World Champions of Sustainability in recognition of its achievements in promoting sustainable development. Today with over 7000 committed employees strength worldwide, JISL has established their Leadership in diverse products like Micro & Sprinkler Irrigation, Agricultural Inputs, Agro-Processed Products, Plastic Pipes & Sheets. Each of their products is an outcome of an effort to conserve natures precious resources through substitution or value addition. This is the legacy of a deliberate and conscious endeavor that stems from a deep-rooted concern for nature. Arizona State University ASU has developed a new model for the American research university creating an institution that is committed to transforming society through inspired research, social embeddedness, entrepreneurship and global engagement. Among ASUs most significant accomplishments is the launch of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) and the nations first School of Sustainability (SOS). GIOS, established in 2004, serves as the hub of the Universitys sustainability initiatives advancing research, education, business practices, and external partnerships with business, other universities, public interest groups and governmental entities. The university embraces the complexity of networks and tackles large challenges with multiple, coordinated solutions. Disclaimer: The information contained here is the property of the respective entities presented.
IGLOOs social software solutions help organizations create vital connections between people, proc- Page 3 Dear Friends and Colleagues, It has been my long cherished dream to create a lasting memorial to the Mahatma Gandhi has been my ideal, my hero, my guide and in many ways my friend for the last five decades and more. For years I have wanted to pay my tribute to him for all that he has contributed to the fulfilment of my life. Unfortunately, circumstances did not allow me to do this till last month, when we formally inaugurated the Gandhi Re- search Foundation here at Jain Hills in Jalgaon. Today I am proud to say that I am well on the way to fulfilling my dream. The Gandhi Research Founda- tion is established in a structure befitting the Father of the Nation. The message of the Mahatma is slowly, but surely taking root in the hearts and minds of the numerous visitors that are beginning to throng Gandhi Teerth (museum), participating in Tests on Gandhian Thought, rural development programmes, dissemina- tion of Gandhis teachings through lecture series and exhibitions, plays, Pada-yatras and Cycle-yatras, semi- nars, workshops and, most of all, through publication and sale of books and the sale of Khadi and village industry products. It is my earnest desire that this EmPeace LABS 2012 workshop will provide the right impetus for the five year project of Empowering for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness and Sustainability Eradicat- ing Poverty in Rural Communities. This was so close to Gandhis heart. His everlasting desire was to make the rural community self sufficient and empower the underprivileged. May his divine hand guide us in this endeavour. Dr. Bahavarlal H. Jain Chairman of Jain Irrigation Systems’ Ltd.
Page 4 Keynote Speakers Dr. Bhavarlal H. Jain Dr. Bhavarlal H. Jain is the Founder of the Jain group of companies and Chairman of the Company. He began his business in 1963 by trading in agricultural inputs and equipments. In 1978, he acquired a sick unit which he used to manufacture Papain. In 1980, he commenced PVC Pipe manufacturing operations. Post 1986, he pioneered the concept of micro irrigation in India. He has received many awards and accolades for outstanding work in agriculture including the prestigious Crawford Reid Memorial Award instituted by Irrigation Association, U.S.A. for "Significant Contribution to the Irrigation Industry outside the United States". 3 honorary doctorates have been conferred on him from different universities acknowledging path breaking work he has done for improvement of agriculture in India . Justice/Dr. Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari Dr. Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari has been a judge of impeccable moral character, and is a staunch and steadfast Gandhian, both in equal measure. In both the roles, he has been uncompromising in his belief and value systems. Justice Dharmadhikari is a living icon of Gandhian values. He has emulated Gandhian thoughts and actions in every walk of his life, may it be on the social, economic, political, legislative or religious-spiritual fronts. At a time when Gandhiji is thought to be inconsequential to the present global situation by a section of opinion makers, the iconic presence of the likes of Dr. Darmadhikari helps in building a counter opinion that it is only by following Gandhiji’s prophesies that a better, sustainable and equitable world can be rebuilt. Gandhiji’s legacy is without age. Such traditions don′ t become irrelevant with the passage of time.
Page 5 Mdm. Nileema Mishra Nileema Mishra, from India, was recognized with 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership Nileema was born to a middle-class family in the village of Bahadarpur, Maharashtra. With a masters degree in clinical psychology, she could have gone on to a comfortable life as an urban professional. But even as a child, Nileema was sensitive to the crippling poverty in her village. Five years after finishing her studies in 1995, Nileema returned to her village to organize Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan (BNGVN), or Sister Nivedita Rural Science Center, named after an Anglo-Irish missionary who devoted her life to helping Indian women of all castes.The success of Bahadarpur inspired Nileema to expand her work. In less than ten years, BNGVNhas formed 1,800 self-help groups in two hundred villages across Maharashtra. Its microcredit pro-gram has caused to be distributed the equivalent of US$5 million, with a hundred-percent loan recov-ery rate. But the most critical change has taken place in the villagers sense of themselves, their new-found confidence that they need not despair, that working together, they will find a way.Mr. Pape Samb assumed the position of Director, Programs for Africa and Freedom En-dowment (PAFE) at Phelps Stokes in 2010 to provide leadership and vision in the development, imple-mentation and assessment of Phelps Stokes’newly created Programs for Africa Department.Mr. Samb is a social entrepreneur focused on international development, who has over seventeen years of lead-ership experience in nonprofit management, program design and development, database management, fund-raising, and training facilitation.Prior to being tapped as the Director of Africa Programs at Phelps Stokes,Mr.Samb was the Associate Development Director of Sasha Bruce Youth-work, where he supported the organization’s development and programmaticoperations including writing proposals and developing and coordinating stafftraining programs. He also facilitated the creation of the Development De-partment’s strategic plan and assisted with the agency’s operational strategies.Mr. Samb is an active member and board member of several African- and Af-rican Diaspora-focused organizations including Constituents for Africa(CFA), African American United Caucus (AAUC) Next Generation of Lead-ers, Vort Port International (VPI), and the National Academy of Public Ad-ministration (NAPA) Africa Working Group. He is the founder ofSENEGEL, an organization of Senegalese young leaders around the world,and the co-founder of African Neoleaders, an organization for emerging lead-ers, and CEO of EXELEADMEN,. He is fluent in English, French and sev-eral West African Languages and conversational Spanish and Arabic.
Page 6 Program for Saturday, October 208:00 BREAKFEST9:00 OPENING SESSION Topic: Introduction of represented countries, local experts, moderators, presenters and hosts; introduction to EmPeace LABS project Moderator: Dr. Marek Wosinski (USA), UCP-SARnet10:00 Keynote Speech 1 Topic: Introduction to Jain Irrigation Systems Mission, Philosophy and Plans Presenter: Dr. Bhavarlal. H. Jain (India), Chairman of JISL11:00 Keynote Speech 2 Topic: Empowerment in rural India- record of a personal initiative Presenter: Mdm. Nilima Mishra (India), Recipient of the 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership12:00 Keynote Speech3 Topic: Gandhi Research Foundation Presenter: Justice C.S. (India), Chairman of GRF13:00 LUNCH14:00 Visit to Gandhi Theerth (Museum)19:00 DINNER20:00 Cultural Program: INDIA at ANUBUTI School Auditorium21:00 Retire for the night
Page 7 Program for Sunday, October 218:00 BREAKFEST9:00 Round Table Discussion 1 Topic: Local needs and expectations from the workshop Moderators: Team10:00 Gandhi Track Topic 1: Leadership for Peace: Mahatma Gandhi as a Paradigm Presenter: Dr. M.P. Mathai11:00 Leadership Track Topic 1: Participatory Action Research Moderators: Dr. Marek Wosinski (USA), UCP-SARnet, Dr. Joanna Ochocki and Dr. Rich Janzen (Canada), Center for Community Based Research12:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 1: Water for Agriculture- Modernization of Canal Command through technol- ogy intervention for conservation of water Speaker: Mr. Somnath Jadhav, JISL13:00 LUNCH14:00 Leadership Track Topic 2: Entrepreneurship, business plans, locating funding, microfinance, global markets Moderators: Aaron Dickerson (USA), Arizona State University; Solomon Kanu (USA), Kanu and Associates; Robby Uppal and Nicolas Bright (USA), University of Arizona15:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 4: Water management- Agriculture- Micro irrigation revolutionizing small scale farming in India. Speaker: Dr. P. Soman, JISL16:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 3: Water for Agriculture- Hardware for efficient water management Speaker: Mr. Abhijit Joshi, JISL16:00 Parallel meeting of moderators17:00 Round Table Discussion 2 Topic: What Have We Learned from Today’s Experience? Moderators: Team18:00 Gandhi track Topic 1: Gandhian Thoughts Presenter: Prof. Ramji Singh, GRF19:00 DINNER20:00 Cultural Program: INDIA at ANUBUTI School Auditorium21:00 Retire for the night
Page 8 Program for Monday October 228:00 BREAKFEST9:00 Gandhi Track Topic 2: Gandhian thoughts Presenter: Sri Satyanarayana Sahu, GRF10:00 Field Trip Visits to Farms where small farmers have adopted high-tech cultivation methods on various crops (location: Raver/Jamner) Moderators: VB Patil; KB Patil; BD Jade. JISL19:00 DINNER20:00 Cultural Program: INDIA at ANUBUTI School Auditorium21:00 Retire for the night
Page 9 Program for Tuesday, October 238:00 BREAKFEST9:00 Gandhi Track Topic 3: Gandhian thoughts Presenter: Dr. Rajendra Khimani, GRF10:00 Tour of Jain hill farm, food and energy park13:00 LUNCH14:00 Leadership Track Topic 3: Multicultural perspective on community leadership: effective communi- cation and multicultural dialog Moderators: Dr. Benjamin Broome (USA), Arizona State University; Dr. Ronald Mann (USA), Coaching the Global Village; Dr. Marek Wosinski (USA), UCP-SARnet15:00 Leadership Track Topic 3: Women as Community Leaders Moderators: Jerrie Ueberle, World Academy for the Future of Women (China)16:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 4: Agriculture and Agri-processing- An integrated approach. Presenters: Mr. Sunil Deshpande and Mr. Sunil Gupta. JISL17:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 3: Key factors in Indian farming Presenter: Mr. V. B. Patil, JISL17:00 Parallel meeting of moderators with management of JISL18:00 PANEL 1 Delegates from each table report their postulates for the leadership training to be organized at the country level.19:00 DINNER20:00 Cultural Program21:00 Retire for the night
Page 10 Program for Wednesday, October 248:00 BREAKFEST9:00 Gandhi Track Topic: Gandhi Philosophy Presenter: Sri Y.P. Anand, GRF10:00 Leadership Track Topic 5: Legal Aspects of Agribusiness; Micro financing Moderators: Solomon Kanu (Kenya), Kanu & Associates, Robby Uppal and Nicolas Brait (USA), University of Arizona11:00 Round Table Discussion 3 Topic: Starting Agribusiness in specific cultural and socio-economic context12:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 5: Building Partnerships for Water Management and Sanitation ; Presenters: Dr. Rimjhim Aggarwal, Daniel Nzengya, and Robert Kutter (USA), ASU School of Sustainability13:00 LUNCH14:00 Leadership Track Topic 6: Coaching Conversation Moderator: Dr. Ronald Mann (USA), Coaching the Global Village15:00 Agribusiness Track Topic 6: Conveyance of Sea Water for Desalinization Presenter: Dr. Madhusudan Chaudhari, JISL15:00 Parallel meeting of moderators: strategy for collaboration with USAID.16:00 Round Table Discussion 4 Topic: What Have We Learned from Today’s Experience? Moderators: JISL experts17:00 PANEL 2 Topic: Collaboration among Community Organizations Moderator: Mr. Daniel Adugna, African Union18:00 PANEL 3 Delegates from each table report their postulates for the leadership training to be organ- ized at the country level.19:00 DINNER20:00 Cultural Program21:00 Retire for the night
Page 11 Program for Thursday, October 258:00 BREAKFEST9:00 Visions and Solutions Organization: Care for Life Presenters: Joao Bueno (Mozambique), Care for Life10:00 Visions and Solutions: Organization: Gandhi College of Social Work in Champaran Presenters: Birendra Kumar (India), GRF; Dr. Barbara Klimek (USA), ASU School of Social Work11:00 Agribusiness Track Topic: Practical role of biotechnology in Agriculture and agribusiness. Presenter: Dr. V.R. Subramaniam, JISL12:00 Leadership Track Topic: Community Building and Community Leadership Moderators: Team13:00 LUNCH14:00 Gandhi Track Topic: Gandhian philosophy Presenter: Dr. Sudarshan Ayyangar,15:00 Discussion with Experts and Facilitators at the following topic tables: Table 1: Agriculture Table 2: Gandhi’s Legacy Table 3: Legal Aspects of Agribusiness and Building Alliances Table 4: Coaching and Mentoring Table 5: Women as Leaders Table 6: Community Building Participants will rotate, ½ hour at each table.19:00 DINNER20:00 Cultural Program21:00 Retire for the night
Page 12 Program for Friday, October 25 8:00 BREAKFEST 9:00 Open topics: We need to hear more on………. During the table discussion on Thursday we will collect information about the issues that participants want to be elaborated more in details. We will ask facilitators to speak about these issues. The time for these presentations will be determined depended on the amount of topics we need to cover. 11:00 Round Table Discussion 5: The most important issued I have learned during the workshop that I would like to include in leadership trainings organized at the country level. Moderators: Team 13:00 LUNCH 14:00 PANEL 4: Moderators and Presenters Delegates from each table will report their postulates for the leadership training to be organized at the country level. 15:00 Leadership Track Topic: Strategy for Leadership Training in Agribusiness and Sustainability. Presenters: Team of moderators 16:00 Keynote Speech 4 Topic: Synergy, Sustainability, and Success Stories: the case of Phelps Stokes; Need for Entrepreneurial Leadership Training in Africa and How Can We Work Together? Speaker: Mr. Pape Samb, President & CEO of Phelps Stokes 17:00 Closing Reflections: EmPeace LABS Network; What Is Next? Presenter: Dr. Marek Wosinski (USA), UCP-SARnet 18:00 DINNER 19:00 Closing Session Selected participant’s sharing their experience (30 min) Certificates (15 min) Recognitions (15 min) Closing speech by Dr. B. H. Jain 20:00 Farewell Social
Page 13 SponsorsWe would like to sincerely thank all of the Sponsors who made this workshop possible:
Page 14UCP-SARnet is a growing online network that affiliates about 1600 students, university faculty, andcommunity activists in 70 countries. Its mission is to educate a new generation of community leadersby inspiring partnerships between universities, community organizations, governments and corporatebusinesses, promoting community engaged research, and facilitating cross-sector collaborations andmulti-cultural dialogues.