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Facebook, FICCI partner under 'Millennium Alliance' to propel social sector innovations

Updated: Oct 05, 2016 17:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 5 (ANI): FICCI and Facebook have announced their partnership to augment the Millennium Alliance (MA) initiative.

Facebook has joined hands with FICCI as an Outreach and Knowledge partner to support and expand the development of the social enterprise sector in India. Both share the commitment to promote replication and scale of the selected social enterprise innovations across the South Asia and Africa regions in the identified priority areas of sanitation, education, healthcare, clean energy and agriculture.

Facebook and FICCI together will also engage in organizing regular workshops and webinars for shortlisted applicants to promote the effectiveness of Facebook as a tool for promoting business and social innovations apart from helping them reach out and connect to relevant resources globally.

The Millennium Alliance is an inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify, scale and expand the outreach of innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit 'base of the pyramid' populations across India and the world. (ANI)

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Updated: Feb 22, 2017 08:16 IST

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Updated: Feb 22, 2017 07:48 IST

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