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Building Sustainability in Rain-fed Agriculture Production System - Consultation Report

Building Sustainability in Rain-fed Agriculture Production System - Consultation Report

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 16    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

A one-day Stakeholder Consultation was organised to bring together Government, Civil Society, and Farmer Groups from Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand Region. The objectives of the consultation were to understand the conditions and challenges in practising agriculture in Bundelkhand region; and also to throw light on possible approaches to build a comprehensive agriculture system in Bundelkhand, that enhances farmers’ income, nutrition security and is environmentally sustainable. This report gives the proceedings and recommendations to take the initiative forward.

Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar - Proceedings

Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar - Proceedings

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 14    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With an overarching view of addressing diverse policy and practice issues, challenges, and transitions required for a green sector, Bihar State Pollution Control Board and DA jointly initiated a workshop on ‘Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar on Friday, 29th June, 2018 at Seminar Hall, Parivesh Bhawan, Patliputra, Patna. This document gives the proceedings of the workshop.

Fly Ash Bricks: Greening the Brick sector in Bihar

Fly Ash Bricks: Greening the Brick sector in Bihar

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 4    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Government of Bihar, in association with DA has been actively promoting the adoption of low carbon and resource efficient technologies especially Fly Ash Brick (FAB) technology in the state. This brochure shares the initiatives undertaken in Bihar in setting up FAB Enterprises and the FAB Quality Rating System developed by DA.

TARAAkshar+ Brochure

TARAAkshar+ Brochure

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 4    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

TARAAkshar+ is an ICT based Adult Literacy Programme, being run in more than 8 states. It has made about 2 lakh women functionally literate.

trialogue 2047 Proceedings: Local Enterprises and their potential for Greening the Economy

trialogue 2047 Proceedings: Local Enterprises and their potential for Greening the Economy

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 7    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2018, of which India was the global host, DA, along with the Government of India, partnered with Green Economy Coalition, SWITCH-Asia Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) facility and la Caxia Banking Foundation, with support from European Union, and organised the 21st trialogue session on “Local Enterprises and their potential for Greening the Economy”. This is a proceedings document of the trialogue 2047.

TGY 2017 Dossier

TGY 2017 Dossier

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 328    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

TARAgram Yatra (TGY) is an annual event in India, led by the Development Alternatives Group in partnership with international thinking–learning organisations, designed to deliberate on germane issues of development with the mission of inspiring sustainability in policy and practice. This dossier comprises of thought-provoking articles pertaining to sustainable development, green economy, resource efficiency and SDGs.

Building Sustainable Communities

Building Sustainable Communities

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 36    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This photobook takes us through the journey of the 'Integrated Village Socio-Economic Development in Central India' project, undertaken as a joint initiative between Development Alternatives and “laCaixa” Banking Foundation, to enable the development of progressive and sustainable villages of tomorrow that embody the three pillars of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental wellbeing in Bundelkhand. This project envisioned transforming the lives of 600 vulnerable households from three village communities of Tikamgarh District of Bundelkhand.

Applying Systems Thinking to achieve SDGs: Capacity Building Module

Applying Systems Thinking to achieve SDGs: Capacity Building Module

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 27    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This capacity building module on Systems thinking and SDGs is developed under a civic education programme, led by DA in partnership with Indian Institute of Public Administration, supported by Heinrich Boel Foundation and Green Economy Coalition. It is a tool to engage with government officials in their understanding on SDGs, principles of sustainable development and complex inter-linkages between various social, economic and environmental components of development. The module currently includes - SDG 12 , SDG 13 and SDG 15.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publications Catalogue

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publications Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 231    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With increasing pressure on natural resources to be growth demands, DA has done extensive research on assessing the situation and identifying solutions for decoupling resource use from economic growth. This catalogue comprises of reports, articles and audio-visuals that aim at spreading awareness among the masses and seek to provide information on possible interventions for sustainable consumption and production practices.

Jobs We Create

Jobs We Create

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

The Jobs We Create monograph comprises extensive research on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in rural India and its impact on India's job crisis. This monograph captures the work undertaken by the Work 4 Progress team on what constitutes an essential first step in a process of systemic innovation - to understand the inter-connectedness between problems. In order to deep-dive into transition points that accelerate micro-enterprise development and job creation, a broad survey was carried out with the aim of 'getting inside the minds' of these change making entrepreneurs. - Why do they make the decisions they do? What motivates them? Who do they turn to for advice? What is it really like ‘on the ground’ for an entrepreneur in India – what are the challenges they face?

trialogue 2047 Proceedings on Solid Waste Management

trialogue 2047 Proceedings on Solid Waste Management

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 5    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Solid Waste Management Guidelines 2016 have detailed the most appropriate steps to change the waste management paradigm in the Indian context, and minimise its environmental impact. Minimum generation of waste by reusing and recycling, in tandem with proper segregation and treatment practices, is the most preferred approach to tackle the challenge that this sector poses. 50-60% of waste generated in most Indian cities is organic and biodegradable, leading to the conclusion that composting would help the country tackle a large volume of garbage that is dumped unscientifically, sparing the ample amount of resources used for its transportation and disposal.

Understanding Sustainable Material Use in Social Housing in Urban India

Understanding Sustainable Material Use in Social Housing in Urban India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This Policy Brief highlights the good practices that have been adopted by the Kerala Housing Board for ensuring eco-friendly and affordable housing projects. It makes recommendations for up-scaling of these sustainable practices to be mainstreamed into affordable housing projects across India.

Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network for Sustainable Communities: Decentralised Renewable Energy in India: A Compendium of Case Studies

Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network for Sustainable Communities: Decentralised Renewable Energy in India: A Compendium of Case Studies

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

This compendium seeks to capture the essence of community based projects, addressing decentralised renewable energy projects, practices and opportunities.

Decision Support System for Decentralized Renewable Energy

Decision Support System for Decentralized Renewable Energy

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

Development Alternatives with support from UNEP/GRID – Arendal has developed the current ‘Knowledge Base on Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) in India’. One of the key components of this is a ‘Decision Support System (DSS)’ on Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE). The DSS is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based tool and will provide need based information on technical, social, financial and environmental aspects of DRE technology options to help decision makers in taking informed decisions.

Renewable Energy in India - An Overview

Renewable Energy in India - An Overview

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 58    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives with support from UNEP/GRID Arendal and Norwegian Ministry of Environment had taken up the task of ‘Developing a Knowledge Base for Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Renewable Energy in India. This document provides an overview of Renewable Energy in India.

Resource Efficiency Publications Catalogue

Resource Efficiency Publications Catalogue

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

The Resource Efficiency Publications is a compilation of all the major Publications on Resource Efficiency developed by DA. It comprises of Reports, Articles and Audio Visuals. It has been categorised into: Resource Efficiency, Construction Technology and Housing & Habitat



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