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Name: Dr J Christopher Daniel Ph D
Member Since: February 8th, 2010
Member Name: christopherdaniel
Last Logged In: March 13th, 2014
Location: Madurai,Tamilnadu, AL
Biography:

 

I am the Founder and Executive Director of the Goodwill social work centre (NGO), Madurai, India. I am a former professor and Head-Department of human resources management at the Madurai Institute of social sciences, Madurai, India. I received my master's degree in Social work with Human resources management as a field of specialization from the Loyola College (University of Madras), Chennai, India in 1971 and Ph. D in social work/HRM from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India in 1988.I hold a Certificate in International interdisciplinary Course on Children's rights awarded by the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1996.

With my wide academic and professional experience for 33 years as a Professor of social work and Human resources management at the Madurai Institute of Social Sciences,Madurai{1972-2005} and 5 years as a Visiting Professor of Social work/HRM and Senior Advisor-Master of Social Work programe at Department of Social Sciences,Lady Doak College,Madurai,India{2005-2010} I have trained hundreds of young women and men in professional social work practice,social entrepreneurship,human resources management and NGO management at the post graduate level.

My professional involvement can be found on our website: at: www.goodwillsocialworkcentre.org

I have to my credit more than 100 articles on various social issues including childre rights, and human resources management issues published in national and international journals,books and web sites. I have widely traveled abroad to present scientific papers in international conferences and seminars. I am a Human Resources Management Educator and research consultant and involved in HRD training activities. My special areas of interest include Professional social work practice, Human resources management, NGO /Civil society governance and management, Project management, training and capacity building for NGOs, Human rights training including child rights, social research etc. I have had wide professional experience in designing curriculum on Social work, Human resources management, HR training and Development, Family Life Management, Environmental education for children and Child Rights education and training for school children etc. I have had extensive experience in organising an Intensive Family Preservation (family support services) programmes for dysfunctional families. I have been actively involving myself in organising NGO networking and capacity building programmes for Indian NGO administrators and development professionals in Tamilnadu,India.

I have served as Lead Researcher of various social research studies undertaken by the Goodwill Social work Centre (NGO), Madurai, India. I was appointed authorized Research Guide by the Madurai Kamaraj University for Ph.D Candidates in the field of Social work and HRM and I have so far guided three candidates who have qualified themselves for the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) of the Madurai Kamaraj University.Madurai, India.

As a Social work educator turned Social entrepreneur I was prompted to set up a charity in 1981 to work with children,youth and young women and their families in distress with an aim to apply the ‘Goodwill social work model’ as a practice mode and an approach,’which I have developed.

I was appointed authorized Research Guide by the Madurai Kamaraj University for Ph.D Candidates in the field of Social work and HRM and I have so far guided three candidates who have qualified themselves for the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) of the Madurai Kamaraj University.Madurai, India.

I have created a series of web albums containing photographs of our various social projects,which speak for themselves of my professional involvement in social entrepreneurship initiatives: http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc

I have made a significant contribution to humanity at large through my contribution and operation of the Goodwill social work centre which has been working in the areas of children's rights, children’s rights through artwork, Children’s environmental health rights, Intensive family preservation for dysfunctional families, non-formal employment training for youth, humanitarian aid, community technology services, environment education and action, social research, NGO capacity building, Global Links Initiative(UK)’s networking in Tamilnadu(India) and NGO consultancy.

Causes supported by the Centre are wide ranging-from social philanthropy to social development in the spirit of the organisation's aims of professionalism based on the principles of scientific humanism in line with the professional social work model in the management of issues concerning children,youth,women,dysfunctional families,NGOs and civil society groups.The Centre is highly professional in its approach and its methods are underpinned by a strong academic research ethos.

I am the VICE CONSUL of the First children's Embassy in the World Medjashi- Macedonia. I am an Observer Member of ALNAP, Overseas Development Institute, London, UN and a GU Associate member/Consultant registered with www.globalunification.com.

As a Social entrepreneur I have not only tried to involve help from friends and organisations and the world but also brought global knowledge to help locally. With a background of implementing new ideas that revitalise,challenge and grow local communities I have created a groundbreaking social enterprise that without doubt touches and enriches the lives of children,youth,women,dysfunctional families and also builds NGO capacity through networking initiatives.

I have served as the GLI(UK) Representative in Tamilnadu of the Global Links Initiative,United Kingdom,(http://www.glinet.eu) and actively involved in NGO networking and capacity building initiatives among the GLI(UK) Tamilnadu networkers during 2006-2009.

I have won the most prestigious UnltdWorld(UK) Global Impact BRIC(Business, Resources, Insight and Community) Award 2009 for social entrepreneurship. You are invited to watch the video of the UnltdWorld award distribution to all the winners at the web link: http://www.vimeo.com/4510544

I am a Member on the ESF Pool of Reviewers to assess research proposals in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities,for the period of 01 May 2010 - 30 April 2012, European Science Foundation(www.esf.org),1,quai Lezay-Marnésia ,BP 90015,67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France. I have been identified as a potential member on the ESF Pool of reviewers on the basis of my track record of high-quality reviewing and his valuable achievements with regard to the participation in ESF funded activities during 2008-2009.

I have been conferred 'Indian Achievers Award' in recognition of my outstanding achievements towards economic and social development for the year 2009 by the Indian Achievers Forum,New Delhi,India(www.indianachieversforum.org) and 'Star Achiever Award and Gold Medal for Social Entrepreneurship 2010 by the National Integrity Cultural Academy in association with 'THE PEAKS',Chennai,India and Mother Teresa Excellence Award 2010 by the Integrated Council for social and economic progress,Kerala,India and GEM OF INDIA AWARD 2010,by All India Achievers Conference,New Delhi,India.

I am empanelled as a Consultant by AIDS Prevention and Control(APAC)Project,{APAC-VHS-USAID},Chennai,Tamilnadu,India.