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NEMA Conference Ends at USTM

NEMA Conference Ends at USTM
October 12
12:47 2017

NET Bureau, Saidul Khan 

NEMA to collaborate with organisations to promote entrepreneurship

The North Eastern Management Association (NEMA) on Wednesday decided to collaborate with corporate organisation of the region to facilitate research, capacity building and business partnership for enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities in North East.

NEMA is a conglomeration of management institutions, professionals, organisations and entrepreneurs, which also acts as a consultancy for promoting business ventures and business ideation for North East.

The two-day national conference of NEMA concluded yesterday and a decision was taken that the outcomes of the key deliberations would be shared with stakeholders and government for the betterment of business, growth of industry, entrepreneurship and livelihood opportunities.

“We would apprise the government of all North Eastern states to strategise their actions in partnership with corporate organisations, firms and business entity to facilitate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in different parts of the region”, said J.U. Ahmed, president of NEMA, Head Department of Management, North Eastern Hill University, Tura campus.

Ahmed also said that the concept of innovation and entrepreneurship in CSR issues would be shared with the government, so that collaborate approach would be adopted in promoting rural business ventures.

“Untapped opportunities in tourism sector are of prime concern for NEMA. We are willing to partner with the government to chalk our strategies, business, marketing and branding plan to tap the potential of the industry and facilitate sustainable tourism with community partnership”, Ahmed added.

Prof. W. C. Singh from Manipur University, secretary of NEMA said, “Inclusive growth of the region is of prime concern and as researches in social science, we are willing for partnership to accelerate the growth of business and economic prosperity for the benefit of our people”.

During the conference a total of 82 papers were presented by different scholars and researches from across India and abroad and plenary session were held on topics – “Inclusive Growth and North Eastern Region of India”, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Issues” and “Building sustainable business practices in the North Eastern Region of India”.

Chancellor of USTM Mahbubul Haque attended the valedictory programme and suggested NEMA to organise quiz competition for the students of different Universities of North East at Shillong and an international conference with focus on the South East Asian Nations.

He dwelt on the importance of branding and spoke at large on how NEMA can act as a catalyst to propel business ideas for the growth and progress of North East.

He also felicitate different members of NEMA during the conference and a special appreciation to NEMA coordinator Sunildro L.S. Akoijam from the Department of Management, NEHU for successfully conducting the conference at USTM.

The next annual national conference of NEMA would be held in Manipur University.


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