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Proceeding -  Promoting Green and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Stakeholder Dialogue Between Financiers and Entrepreneurs

Proceeding - Promoting Green and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Stakeholder Dialogue Between Financiers and Entrepreneurs

Author: Vaishali Kanojia, Tanya Issar, Rashi, & Saundharaya Khanna    Pages: 24    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This document is the outcome of the stakeholder's workshop titled 'Promoting Green and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Stakeholder Dialogue Between Financiers and Entrepreneurs'. The workshop was organised with a broader objective of providing a platform to initiate dialogues among the micro-entrepreneurs and financers to discuss the prevalent challenges in entrepreneurship and address the gaps in the business ecosystem of the micro-entrepreneurs in a holistic way. The ultimate goal was to promote green and inclusive entrepreneurship.

Immersion Programme

Immersion Programme

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

A flagship initiative to bridge theory and practice through experiential learning in the heart of the country

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Himachal Pradesh

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Himachal Pradesh

Author: S A A Farhan, G Goswami, R Chakrabarti, & T Bollwein    Pages: 48    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report is the outcome of a stakeholder-driven Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for adaptation in the water and agriculture sectors to identify and assess environmentally sound technologies that will, within national development objectives, reduce the impact of climate change in Himachal Pradesh. Development Alternatives, adelphi, and National Climate Change Cell Himachal Pradesh, Department of Environment, Science and Technology (DEST), Himachal Pradesh were responsible for prioritization of adaptation technologies. The report comprises a list of 15 inventoried technologies from both the water and agriculture sectors, and a list of adaptive technologies, which was agreed upon as a result of consultations with stakeholders. Warm regards,

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Punjab

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Punjab

Author: S Mohapatra, S Farhan, G Goswami, & R Chakrabarti    Pages: 57    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report is the outcome of a stakeholder-driven Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for adaptation in the water and agriculture sector to identify and assess environmentally sound technologies that will, within national development objectives, reduce the impact of climate change in Punjab. Development Alternatives Group, adelphi, and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) were responsible for prioritization of adaptation technologies. The report comprises a final prioritization list of adaptive technologies and a list of 15 inventoried technologies from the water and agriculture sectors.

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Telangana

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Telangana

Author: S A A Farhan, G Goswami, & R Chakrabarti    Pages: 58    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report is the outcome of a stakeholder-driven Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for adaptation in the water and agriculture sectors to identify and assess environmentally sound technologies that will, within national development objectives, reduce the impacts of climate change in Telangana. Development Alternatives, adelphi, and National Climate Change Cell Telangana were responsible for prioritization of adaptation technologies. The report consists of a final prioritization list of adaptive technologies and a list of inventoried technologies of each sector (22 in total for both water and agriculture).

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Tamil Nadu

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA): For climate change adaptation in Tamil Nadu

Author: S A A Farhan, G Goswami, & R Chakrabarti    Pages: 51    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report is the outcome of a stakeholder-driven Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for adaptation in the water and agriculture sector to identify and assess environmentally sound technologies that will, within national development objectives, reduce the impact of climate change in Tamil Nadu. Development Alternatives, adelphi, and National Climate Change Cell Tamil Nadu (Department of Environment) were responsible for prioritization of adaptation technologies. The report comprises a list of 19 inventoried technologies from both the water and agriculture sectors, and a short list of adaptive technologies, which were agreed upon as a result of the consultations with stakeholders.

Accelerating Job Creation: Partnerships & Collaborations, Work4Progress India Platform Newsletter, Issue 3

Accelerating Job Creation: Partnerships & Collaborations, Work4Progress India Platform Newsletter, Issue 3

Author: Development Alternatives, ActionAid Association, Rang De, & Janastu    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

In this issue, W4P India Platform networks bring perspectives representing solutions that are tested in the program geography of Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bundelkhand, and are available for replication. Through this issue of the newsletter and subsequent ones, we will be sharing the program’s experience of transferring the social innovation approach for entrepreneurship-led job creation through partnerships and collaborative actions that are already underway in the program geography and beyond.

Entrepreneurship for Empowerment -  Redefining Entrepreneurship through Innovation

Entrepreneurship for Empowerment - Redefining Entrepreneurship through Innovation

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 28    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

As part of the Entrepreneurship for Empowerment programme of Development Alternatives and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Bank, a capitalisation document was developed capturing the programme's approach, methodology, and tools. The document highlights the programme's evolution through three phases over the last 5 years (2017-2022). In order to unleash entrepreneurial aspirations in individuals, the programme adopted a multi-pronged approach of Persona Building, Digital Platform, and Enabling Ecosystem.

Post-COVID Economic Recovery and Natural Capital: Lessons from Brazil, France, India, and Uganda

Post-COVID Economic Recovery and Natural Capital: Lessons from Brazil, France, India, and Uganda

Author: Sejal Patel and Paul Steele (IIED), Najma Mohamed, Chris Hopkins and Stuart Worsley (GEC), Aaron Werikhe (consultant), Barbara Ntambirweki and John Okiira (ACODE), Satabdi Datta, Gitika Goswami and Madhubanti Dutta (Development Alternatives), Carlos Rigolo (consultant), Marysol Goes and Gabriela Sampaio (FAS) and Christophe Picamilh and Clementine Anglada (Vertigo Lab)    Pages: 68    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Economies of the countries are fundamentally reliant upon the stability, health, and resilience of nature; without clean water and air, healthy soils, and well-functioning ecosystems, they cannot function. But most economic theories and policymaking fail to account for this, resulting in destroying nature at an unprecedented rate. The most high-profile economic decision-making currently relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. To develop sustainable and resilient economies, policies that promote investment in nature must be integrated into post-COVID economic recovery. In this context, the Green Economy Coalition published the Global Report on the Post-COVID Economic Recovery and Natural Capital. The Development Alternatives has contributed to India's lesson on the assessment of selected post-COVID policies of the Government of India to understand the extent of incorporating natural capital elements in decision-making.

Green Economic Recovery of India: Scopes and Opportunities for Selected Key Sectors

Green Economic Recovery of India: Scopes and Opportunities for Selected Key Sectors

Author: Dr Satabdi Datta and Gitika Goswami     Pages: 8    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The COVID-19 pandemic has created substantial social, economic, and environmental challenges for India. Along with higher mortality and morbidity, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the national economy. In response, the government of India announced a COVID recovery budget focusing on a few priority sectors, followed by an annual budget for 2021-22. An analysis of these two budgets through the lens of natural capital showed the extent of budgetary allocation with the potential to create a positive or negative impact. Some existing gaps and opportunities were also identified. This policy brief brings key policy recommendations for the policymakers and the government to drive a green economic recovery in India.

Country Strategy for Green Inclusive Micro Enterprises Financing: India

Country Strategy for Green Inclusive Micro Enterprises Financing: India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 40    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The report is a comprehensive document intended to act as a blueprint for various stakeholders in the financial ecosystem. It proposes to make necessary changes in the existing financial architecture to expedite access to affordable finance for green and inclusive Micro Enterprises. Micro-enterprises contribute significantly to the economy and particularly to exports, serving as a vital cog in the economy’s supply chain, generating many jobs, alleviating poverty, and bringing industrialization, self-reliance and entrepreneurial ambition to the local markets in the remotest communities in rural India. They therefore have the power to transition the Indian economy into a greener and more inclusive model.

Indian case study on Integrating Natural Capital into Government Post-COVID Economic Decision-Making and Economic Recovery

Indian case study on Integrating Natural Capital into Government Post-COVID Economic Decision-Making and Economic Recovery

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 45    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The COVID-19 pandemic created a wide-scale detrimental impact on the economy and society worldwide. The repercussions made developing nations like India more vulnerable and limited their population’s possibilities for attaining economic growth and development. It has been found that restoring ecosystems and biological species enables creation of new jobs and livelihoods, generates revenue, and strengthens the adaptive capacity of the economy and society. Hence, governments can boost the economy and improve economic resilience by investing in natural capital. In this context, Development Alternatives assessed selected post-COVID policies of the Government of India to understand the extent of the incorporation of natural capital elements in decision making.

Bringing Life Back to Our Lifeline

Bringing Life Back to Our Lifeline

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 25    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Rivers are living entities that hold the capacity to transform an ecosystem, economy and environment. Ganga, a river of high religious importance, provides livelihoods to millions of people. Today, this river has been contaminated to a level that it is one of the world's top 10 rivers to carry plastic pollution in the ocean. The photobook through an emotional and poetic journey highlights the importance of the river, reasons for its deplorable state. It also highlights Development Alternatives initiatives in Haridwar in Uttrakhand and Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, to combat the plastic leakage entering into river Ganga. 

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Orchha City Workshop

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Orchha City Workshop

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 18    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Dehradun City Workshop

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Dehradun City Workshop

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 21    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Dehradun Uttarakhand. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Jhansi City Workshop

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Jhansi City Workshop

Author: Development Alternative    Pages: 21    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.



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