Development Alternatives Digest
April 2021


#UnlockingHerPotential: A Webinar Series on Literacy Led Women Empowerment

TARA Akshar+ programme is organising a webinar series #UnlockingHerPotential, literacy led empowerment of women. In the fourth and fifth webinar, the session highlighted the significance of digital literacy and health literacy for rural women development.

Get in touch with: Tejashwani

Capacity Building Workshop with PRADAN and UN Women

DA conducted an interactive training and capacity building workshop with Business Sakhis and Community Cadres of the Bihar cluster team on 8 April 2021. This was part of the Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme (SCE Project) supported by UN Women.

Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Providing Opportunities through Virtual Placement Drive

Bridge2Naukri programme of DA in partnership with Citi foundation organised a Virtual Placement Drive on 20 April at TARA Centre, Ghitorni. The activity was organised with two hiring partners Max fashion retail Gurugram and Spectrum Talent Management pvt Ltd, Noida.

Get in touch with: Tanvi Arora

Training for Community-based Responsible Tourism

Development Alternatives collaborated with NotOnMap to organise comprehensive training module sessions for reviving eco-tourism in Himachal Pradesh as part of the programme by the National Mission on Himalayan Studies. Read More...
Get in touch with: Kavya Arora

UN WOMEN Virtual Training Session

Development Alternatives under the Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme (SCE Project) supported by UN Women, participated in a virtual training session for understanding the Kolibri platform on 5 April 2021. Read More...
Get in touch with: Upma Singh

Radio Bundelkhand communicating climate change

Radio Bundelkhand initiated an action research project, "Climate Change Communication and Outreach through Radio Programmes and Adversities in Agriculture". It is implemented under the ShubhKal campaign.

Get in touch with: Vineeta Khatri


Precast Concrete Doors and Windows

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on 'Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States', which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology.

Mini Toolkit on Women Entrepreneurship

Central to inclusive and sustainable development is the urgent need to harness the economic potential of women. This mini toolkit shares a few tools and initiatives adopted by the Work 4 Progress (W4P) program for overcoming socio-economic barriers faced by women along with insights on facilitating a solidarity platform for strengthening the voices of rural women.

GEC Global Meeting 2020 REPORT

This document is the first in the series launch of the Green Economy Coalition Global Annual Meeting. Day I focused on potential of green MSMEs in building green and inclusive economies. On Day II Local Green Entrepreneurs (LGEs) shared stories of transformation and built solidarity while reflecting upon the scope, opportunities and challenges of LGEs in India. On Day III, participants worked towards identifying who will need to steer and play roles in taking these actions forward.


Hydropower development in India can and should be sustainable

Highlighting the potential of Hydropower Development in India, Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairperson, Development Alternatives writes about the sustainability of Hydropower as a necessary choice for the nation's clean energy transition and the globally changing climate.
In this article, published in Economic Times, he also emphasises the need to retain confidence in the future of hydropower.


#UnlockingHerPotential​: A Webinar Series on Literacy Led Empowerment of Women by DA

In India, at least nine out of ten adults suffer from low health literacy. The ‘cost of ignorance’ is huge coupled with the ever-growing population, posing a threat to our nation’s economic stability as patient-care expenditures are on the rise. India also has an unusually high rate of illiteracy and stark poverty, both of which contribute to low rates of health literacy. This webinar focused on these critical issues, and is part of the larger series of webinars on #UnlockingHerPotential.

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