Trusts hosted a first-of-its kind state-level event in Lucknow in January to forge partnerships in the state. The event was kicked off with the release of Uttar Pradesh Forward — a comprehensive CSR report highlighting the state's key development challenges in agriculture, healthcare, livelihood, education, skill and women's empowerment. It profiled current work being done by the government, companies through their CSR programmes and non-profits to bridge gaps in the above-mentioned areas.
The report identified key opportunities to make substantive impact in the state for companies and donor agencies. Uttar Pradesh Forward has been developed as a knowledge resource for CSR leaders, social organisations and anyone working or interested in Uttar Pradesh, to take a step forward towards building collaborative partnerships.