Building strategic partnerships between the Sri Lankan
corporate sector and Care International
To enhance collaboration with the Sri Lankan corporate sector, CARE International Sri Lanka will conduct a one-day workshop entitled, "Equitable Growth – Making it a Reality". The purpose of the workshop is to explore potential strategic partnerships between CARE International Sri Lanka and the corporate sector that will help address the complex issues underpinning poverty in Sri Lanka.
The workshop will provide a space where leading companies have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of CARE’s programming focus and possible means of collaboration. The workshop seeks to introduce participants to CARE operations in the country and globally in terms of corporate sector partnerships, and generate discussions that will lead towards developing strong and viable relationships.
Key speakers from Bangladesh, India, United Kingdom and United States of America will provide details of their private sector engagement experiences. Participants will be provided a platform to share their Corporate Social Responsibility experiences that will contribute to creating an evidence base on best practices and identifying possible areas of collaboration. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Colombo.
Established in 1950 on the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, CARE International Sri Lanka is committed to improving the economic and societal conditions of the marginalised communities in the country. The organisation has worked closely with the government, civil society and the private sector at the district, national and international level. Initially the organisation focused on areas of food and livelihood security and improving maternal and child health.
Having diversified its operations to address the changing needs of society, CARE’s current focuses seek to address the multidimensional aspects of poverty and social injustice in the country. Today its efforts benefit over 200,000 persons living in nine districts located in the central, north central, northern, southern and eastern provinces.