Launched in February 2018, the partnership with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) aims to strengthen private sector engagement to improve the lives of children in India.
CII and UNICEF India work together in areas of Nutrition, Education, WASH to leverage support from the private sector and have actively developed programmes to generate relevant support from the businesses.
The collaboration supports the Sustainable Development Goals, and CII and UNICEF enjoy a long-standing association through key partnerships across the country.
UNICEF and CII have created CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) hubs which have become an important model creating key results including in water and sanitation (WASH)-in-Schools, adopting Anganwadis as model Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Centres with child-friendly infrastructure and focus on early childhood development and developing disaster-preparedness plans. The overall goal is to jointly strengthen the knowledge base gained through implementation of these programs and build the capacity of corporate sector involvement in CSR.
UNICEF is proud to partner with CII and together engage with businesses and other stakeholders to effectively share knowledge and expertise and together build scalable and impactful programme models for the benefit of children across the country