JICA India office has Launched the SDGs Business Co-Creation Lab - Tsunagaru Lab

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In India, social and developmental challenges are found in various sectors such as health care, education, agriculture, waste and energy, among others. Social enterprises are working to address these challenges through innovative business models to make a positive impact on the lives of people, especially those in vulnerable rural communities. They believe that the partnership between Indian social enterprises and Japanese companies can bring innovative and cutting-edge technologies and reach out to the “last mile” of the far-flung communities and create new business models and opportunities. They are glad to announce that JICA India office has launched the SDGs Business Co-Creation Lab - Tsunagaru Lab - as a platform to connect Japanese companies and prospective social enterprises in India. To create the synergies among the stakeholders, JICA India has partnered with organizations supporting social entrepreneurs such as Intellecap Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. and ARUN LLC. and launched the Tsunagaru Lab. The term “Tsunagaru” means “To connect” in Japanese. We named it hoping this platform will connect aspired business persons in Japan and India to work together to achieve the society that leaves no one behind, as pledged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tsunagaru Lab will facilitate the partnership between Japanese companies and Indian social enterprises to contribute to the achievement of India’s SDGs directly and indirectly. These new businesses created through the partnership will offer innovative services and products to deal with the difficulties people are experiencing in daily life, and contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a fresh challenge to India requiring non-conventional approaches and several social enterprises have already started to respond to the situation.

Report : Anustup Kundu

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