Evening talk on the role of social entrepreneurship in protection and promotion.
Evening talk on the role of social entrepreneurship in protection and promotion.
Thursday 23 April 2015
18:00 to 20:00
British Council Colombo Library

Social enterprises are radically changing how we address social and environmental issues while disrupting how people do business around the world. From renewable energy to mobile cash to innovative healthcare services, social enterprises are making headlines every day. 

Can social enterprises play a role in areas like human rights, gender equality and child protection? These fundamental areas are largely seen as grounds for activism. While activism is a very powerful tool, it can be unsustainable and sometimes counter-productive. Can social enterprises create innovative and sustainable business models to promote and protect human rights?

Are you abroad? Are you unable to take time off work but would love to hear our speakers viewpoints?  Join our livestream and raise questions on twitter with the hashtag #Beyond2020 and we will raise it during the discussion session. http://goo.gl/27f9wl

Indira Kartallozi

Indira Kartallozi is a founder and director of Chrysalis Family Futures – a social enterprise that stands for protection and empowering of human and socio-economic rights of vulnerable and marginalised families and children. Indira has 15-year experience in advice on welfare, housing and immigration rights and her expertise ranges on issues of forced migration and human rights. Her work with Chrysalis Family Futures has taken her to various countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Since completing her MA in Refugee Studies and her groundbreaking research on austerity and welfare reforms Indira has been invited to speak at various conferences and seminars in the UK and abroad.

Aaranya Rajasingham

Aaranya currently works on research for documentary and feature films for Vidhi Films.  She has also worked for the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies where she was the regional liaison between the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC ) Global Network and its South Asian members. Aaranya has 6 years of experience in advice on participatory governance, economic integration, security, and conflict prevention. She has currently completed her MSc. in Strategic Science and has done ground-breaking research on the post-war geopolitics of Sri Lanka. 

Join us for an exciting evening talk with Indira Kartallozi on how social enterprises are changing how we promote and protect human rights, gender equality and child protection.