Kalinga Kusum, since its inception, has been consistently engaged in policy research and advocacy. Through our different initiatives and on the ground projects, we engage with government departments, multilateral agencies, civil society organizations, community leaders, academia, students and media. Our focus is on developing a cross-sectional and cross-regional partnership with institutions from academic, policy, business, media and development sectors in order to develop the expertise to solve urgent and emerging social problems. In this, we have developed dialogic partnerships with NLUO, Sri Sri University, Birla Global University and International Management Institute (IMI).
As of now, we have focused on the empowerment of children, women and under-privileged sections of the society through multi-sectoral engagement, skills training, and entrepreneurship development. We believe that holistic empowerment happens through education, employability, and entrepreneurship. Our other key thematic interests lie in areas of promoting sustainability, urban governance, inclusive development in India with a focus on the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Our team of experts has lawyers, journalists, policy analysts, social scientists, social entrepreneurs, CSR and development professionals.
Kalinga Kusum Foundation's mission is the socio-economic and legal empowerment of those living on the edges of society, with a special focus on children, women and tribal.