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I am pleased to introduce myself as the 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 HRM 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. As an academic with 33 years of service, I have actively involved in Professional social work and HRM education and training, social research and field work practice in social work and HRM and have trained many batches of Post graduate students who have specialized in the field of Social work and Human resources management since 1972 at the Madurai Institute of social sciences, Madurai, India. Presently I am a visiting Faculty member at the Department of social work and social sciences, Lady Doak College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India and I have been teaching ‘Social Welfare and NGO Management’ and ‘Disability prevention and management’ to the women students of M.A in social work and Applied Social sciences at the college. I have served as Visiting Faculty member of the Department of Management Studies, and the Department of Social work at The American college(an autonomous Institution, Madurai, South India.

I have to my credit more than 90 articles on various social issues including HR related issues published in national and international journals and books. I have widely traveled abroad to present scientific papers in international conferences and seminars. I am a HR Educator and research consultant and involved in HR training activities. My special areas of interest include Professional social work practice, Human resources management, NGO /Civil society governance and management, Project management, 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 organizing ‘Intensive Family Preservation (family support services) programs’ for dysfunctional families. I have served as Lead Researcher of various social research studies undertaken by the Goodwill Social work Centre (NGO), Madurai, India.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
India,Australia,The Netherlands,Belgium and United Kingdom
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Development, Humanitarian Relief, Gender, Youth, Education, Civil Society, Organizational Development, Health, Psychosocial, Environment
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Training, Evaluation, Program Design, Fundraising, Program Administration, Advocacy
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Published more than 90 articles (thematic and research articles) on various social issues in national and international journals and newspapers.

Articles to books and websites:
•“Ethical aberration in using children endorsing consumer products”-An article published in the book ‘MONITORING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS’ -edited by Eugeen Verhellen, Director, Children’s rights centre, University of Ghent, Belgium Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Kluwer Law INTERNATIONAL, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1996.
•‘THE HINDU SPEAKS ON MANAGEMENT’ -edited by N.Ravi, Editor, THE HINDU, Kasturi & Sons Ltd, Madras, India. 1996.
•Published an article titled ‘Child Rights during armed conflicts’’ in the Children’s Web magazine on www.childrenandyoungpeople.com, September 2000
•Publication of book titled “CHILDREN’S RIGHTS-A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE” (Co-author), -Minerva Press (India) private Ltd, New Delhi, India, 2002.

•Contributor of an article ‘An intensive family preservation program for children in dysfunctional families. The case of the Goodwill Social Work Centre’ to the book titled ‘CHANGING CARE’, SWP Publishers, 2002.

•Published an article ‘Emerging Non-profit - Business Partnerships in India-A new paradigm of the 21st century’ on the website www.foreignaid.com, December 2003.

•Published an article ‘Promoting the value of peace as a Child Right” on the website www.globalunification.com, June 2005.

•Published an article ‘Developing basic workplace competencies’,www.citehr.com,( Menu” Library”-Knowledge management section), 2006
•Hosted an event/discussion on the website: www.socialedge.org (USA) on the subject ‘Emerging Non-profit- Business partnerships in India’, 26th September-10th October, 2006. It is
archived at http://www.socialedge.org/Events/ThoughtLeaders/38.


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“Jazz for Peace VIP Guest of Honor Invitations for members and supporters of Goodwill Social Work Centre,India Jump start Team”

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 2:38am 0 Comments

I am very pleased to inform all friends and members that the Jazz for Peace Foundation(www.jazzforpeace.org), USA is planning to raise funds, publicity and awareness…


All India Achievers' Conference confers GEM OF INDIA AWARD on Dr.J.Christopher Daniel

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,Ph.D,Founder & Executive Director of Goodwill social work centre has been honoured with the GEM OF INDIA AWARD in recognition of his…


UnLtdWorld(UK ) Global Impact BRIC Award 2009 for Dr.J.Christopher Daniel

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 8:23pm 0 Comments


I am very pleased to inform all the members and friends that I have won the UnltdWorld(UK) Global Impact BRIC(Business, Resources, Insight and Community) award 2009. It is indeed a great honour and a rare privilege for me to have been nominated for the UnltdWorld Global Impact Award 2009 and to have won the most prestigious award.

It is a delight to see Mrs. Libby Brayshaw,Executive Director,Global Links Initiative,United Kingdom, our GLI(UK) partner and… Continue

UnLtdWorld,UK nominates me and my organisation for its BRIC Award-A vote for me is a vote for Peace

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

Dear members:

Greetings to you. As the founding Executive Director of Goodwill social work centre,India and a member of UnLtdWorld and the group 'Friends of UnLtdWorld',I am pleased to be in contact with you to inform you that the UnLtdWorld team(www.http://unltdworld.com ) ,UK has nominated Goodwill social work centre,India for an UnLtdWorld BRIC Award in the category of The Global Impact Award. My organisation has been nominated alongside four other UnLtdWorld members in the… Continue

Protecting and Promoting the Environmental Health Rights of Children of the world

Posted on July 30, 2007 at 6:21am 0 Comments

Protection of environment has posed not only a major challenge but also a social and moral responsibility in the present society. In recent times, the subject of environment has interested the general public and caught…


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At 2:16pm on September 13, 2009, Vojislav M. Tomic said…
Dear hristopher Daniel,
I wish You the best from Serbia.
Vojislav M. Tomic
At 3:28pm on February 16, 2009, Rene Wadlow said…

Sri Lanka : The Last Round ?

Rene Wadlow

With the Sri Lankan government troops closing in to the remaining Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) stronghold, it looks as if this is the last round of a military struggle that began in 1983 but whose roots go back at least to independence in 1948. The ongoing conflict between the Sinhala and the Tamils that has ebbed and flowed derives its emotional force, in part, from competing beliefs that began during the colonial period about legitimate rule, economic wellbeing, and sacred authority.

The Office to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens has had a long-standing concern with the conflict in Sri Lanka and has made frequent calls for good-faith negotiations on the political and administrative structure of the State. I had thought that reason would win out over the irrational drive to settle complicated issues of social-political structures through armed violence. I seem to have been wrong since both the government and the LTTE gave up negotiations in exchange for a military ‘solution’. A military victory seems now possible for the government forces.

There are two short-term dangers. There are some 200,000 people trapped between the LTTE militias and the government troops. There have been appeals from the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross for a cease-fire so that civilians, especially the sick and wounded, can leave the fighting area. As this is being written (11 Feb. 2009), there is no cease-fire and none seems in view.

There have been calls from the Government to the LTTE leadership to lay down their arms and end the fighting. Again, this is a logical possibility, but given past LTTE willingness to fight to the bitter end, a massive rendition seems unlikely. Thus, there may be a heavy loss of life of those caught in the cross-fire.

The second danger is revenge killings on a large scale. The Tamil-Sinhalese conflict has been extremely bitter. Many families in both communities have lost kin. Although binding up the wounds of war should be the first priority, there is always a danger that revenge killings take place. Logically, the establishment of social cohesion — that is, an ongoing process of developing a community of shared values and opportunities based on a sense of trust, hope and reciprocity — should be the prime aim of government policy. However, there are small groups of violent individuals who may be ready to kill for revenge or to get rid of rivals.

Therefore, the Office to the UN, Geneva, of the Association of World Citizens has sent a three-point appeal to the President of Sri Lanka, Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa:

1) calling for the respect of international humanitarian law as expressed in the Red Cross Geneva Conventions;

2) appealing for the protection of all civilians both during the on-going conflict and especially in the period following the end of armed conflict during which there is a danger of revenge killings. We are sure that Sri Lanka will respect universally-recognized human rights standards;

3) appealing further that serious consultations on the governmental and administrative structures of the State be undertaken so as to facilitate national unity based on the respect of individual views and aspirations.

Wide support for these three aims would be welcome. Letters could be sent to the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York:

H.E. H.M.G.S. Palikakkara

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka

630 Third Ave.

New York, NY 10017, USA

Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
At 2:19pm on February 3, 2009, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
At 12:05pm on December 23, 2008, Erle Frayne Argonza said…



At 11:19pm on September 5, 2008, Daniel ozoukou said…
Dr Daniel:
nice to meet you in the network, i appreciate your work and your commitment for social change in India. I have 2 weeks experience in your country. i like to share ideas with you.

regards !
abidjan ivory coast
At 11:09am on June 12, 2008, Muhamamd Moosa Rind said…
Dear Daniel,
I would like to share with you news and views about that,
We are running self financed library for community and also involved in social activities like intelactual getto gathers, lectures, debating society, peacebuildings walks and celebrating differnt days as per mentioned in UNO charter.
If you like then kindly help to updating our library portions and books as well as library building's. however if you like all or one of them you could select as per your desire.
I think it will be a great step from you towords a nobele cause.

Muhammad Moosa Rind
Karachi, Sindh.
At 4:26pm on March 18, 2008, Vojislav M. Tomic said…
I wish to have opinion for the Southeast Europe, and North Africa, Moyen Orient.
Best from Serbia!
At 12:37pm on March 17, 2008, Rosen Dimov said…
Dear Dr.Daniel,
Please go to http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=780588%3ATopic%3A51359
It is important to me as well as to all Bulgarian youth!
At 10:08pm on November 20, 2007, Thomas E. Harries said…
Thank you for your interest. My profile page for this initiative seems to have gotten lost. In the meantime, while I sort that out, if you are interested in my On Line Video Tutorial for the Mystical Paradigm's unique approach to CR, mediation and management, you invited to visit:

I look forward to following your work as I become more settled in the site.
At 1:37pm on November 6, 2007, Dr Sarah Alldred said…
Dear Christopher,
It would be wonderful to be added as your friend on this site. Your work with Children sounds inspiring.

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