The book was already launched in August 2017 in Delhi, but has now been produced as an international edition together with the DOC Research Institute and the Nagrik Foundation. In Empowering the Marginalized – A Perspective for Inclusive Development, Deepak Dwivedi analyses the developments of poverty at a global and local level with the example of India, taking into account decisions and agreements made by the UN, as well as social factors and developments. The book looks atdevelopment plans and projects systematically, with a deeper look into the cause of the marginalised segment of India´s population, for whose interest and wellbeing a great sense of responsibility has been evoked through many a national movement, as well as multiple voluntary efforts. It follows anintegrated approach in dealing with subject matter like children, citizens, ecosystems, environmental consciousness, and the impact of disasters on environmental and human life.
“Hopefully, the book will fasten the process and a series of actions for enlarged community participation in the pursuit of happiness and universal well-being and be an active communicator for the unreached members of the community, enabling them to express their views and take part in the decision-making process in any developmental project,” mentions Deepak Dwivedi in the preface of the book.
DOC Research Institute CEO Pooran Chandra Pandey contributed one chapter on ´Corporate Social Responsibilty: the impact of business on society´, to the book.
The chairman of the DOC Supervisory Board wrote a message to the readers of the book, stating that, “Every society has its marginalized communities. To prevent simmering tensions descending into violence, to help build an equitable society in which all are respected, and to unlock hidden economic potential, it is vital to lay clear foundations of dialogue between majorities and the marginalized – in all our communities.”
The international edition will be launched during the first day of the 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum. The Rhodes Forum provides a platform for prominent business people, policy-makers, and scholars to engage in wide-ranging debate on the most pressing issues on the international agenda
This year’s Rhodes Forum will comprise overarching themes through which participants will explore social, economic, and political issues. In addition, two focal events will be the Summit on Globalisation and the Future of Democracy, and the Summit on Global Infrastructure Development Scenarios: Where the Interests of Banks, Industries, Governments, and Societies Meet.Here, thought leaders from civil society, politics, and the business community will come together to discuss concepts, problems, and solutions to key questions.
Prof. Deepak Dwivedi ( M.Sc. in Chemistry), and a meritorious scholar of Lucknow University rendered distinguished services and advice to several academic institutions and Universities across India, mainly Mahatma Gandhi University, Andhra Pradesh; Yogi Vemana University. He contributed immensely as Director of National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), New Delhi and as Advisor to Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Government of India. His contribution is immeasurable as Chairman for Sub-committee on Farmers’ Grievances constituted by Allahabad High Court; as member of Media Committee of Commonwealth Games, New Delhi and contributed as Expert Editor to National Museum Institute.
Prof. Dwivedi is presently Director and Chief Editor of Dainik Bhaskar (Uttar Pradesh). As a seasoned journalist, he has many a professional accomplishment and global exposure to his credit. He was invited for United Nations General Assembly Conference on the Global Compact +15, for basic health journalism and ethics course meant for capacity building of district media persons in partnership with UNICEF-India, the George Institute for Global Health, Oxford University and Reuters Foundation. His passion in motion has been for social development as Founder President of Nagrik Foundation, which has been accorded UN Global Compact Participant Status. He has been closely working in consultation with UN and its agencies including foreign Universities, prominently the Universities of Toronto and Peking, China to fulfil the Global Humanitarian and Developmental Objectives.