Development Alternatives Digest
August 2020


EVENTS

Webinar: Land Restoration at Scale - Towards Meeting India’s Commitments

Development Alternatives, United Nations Environment Programme, and The Nature Conservancy organised a webinar on 26 August 2020 to discuss approaches to promote land restoration on a large scale.
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#LandRestoration
Get in touch with: Gitika Goswami

Proposal Finalisation Workshop for the TAP-RISE Platform

A proposal finalisation workshop for the Technology Acceleration Platform for Rural Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TAP-RISE) platform was virtually conducted on 7 August 2020 to source insights from stakeholders. Read More...
#enterprisedevelopment
Get in touch with: Sudhir Sah

Webinar: Sustainable Construction in Mountain Regions – Towards Atma Nirbhar Uttarakhand

A webinar was organised by DA and DST on 21 August 2020 under the Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem: Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research & Networking (TIME-LEARN) programme.
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#BuildBackBetter
Get in touch with: Pankaj Khanna

Digitisation of Learning Material for Training during COVID-19

To continue skill development programmes in the pandemic, DA has modified its mode of sharing and curriculum for ease of learning over mediums such as WhatsApp. Read More...
#skilldevelopment
Get in touch with: Vishakha Mittal

Webinar: Innovation for Adaptation to Climate Change

Gitika Goswami, DA presented the perspective of civil society working on concrete adaptation projects with a water focus in a webinar hosted by Adaptation Fund on 25 August 2020. Read More...
#climatechange
Get in touch with: Gitika Goswami

Kaun Banega Business Leader’ 2.0: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Energies of Youth and Women

Kaun Banega Business Leader, a reality pitch competition of Work 4 Progress programme of DA and "la Caixa" Foundation, selected winners for innovative business ideas. Read More...
#enterprisedevelopment
Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Awareness Generation Campaign on Water and Hygiene using Wall Painting in Bundelkhand

54 wall paintings were created across six villages of Orchha, Bundelkhand to spread awareness on water and hygiene under the DST funded ‘Photo-irradiation and Adsorption based Novel Innovations for Water-treatment’ (PANIWATER) project. Read More...
#watersolutions
Get in touch with: Diksha Singh

Sharing Nature-based Solutions from Bundelkhand for Regenerating Natural Resources

DA shared insights from its work in Bundelkhand through the Nature-based Solutions lens at Young Water Professionals Webinar on 'Nature-based Solutions and its Application in Water Management in the GBM river basin'.
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#Bundelkhand
Get in touch with: Kavya Arora

Training Women on COVID-19 Safety Measures, First Aid and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Development Alternatives and Fullerton India Credit Company Limited conducted training on sanitisation and hygiene from 19-29 August 2020 for empowering women for further employment.
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#womenempowerment
Get in touch with: Raisa Chaudhuri

PUBLICATIONS

Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India

This report encapsulates the implementation of the project, Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India, by DA with the support from UNEP in two cities – Haridwar and Prayagraj. The project aimed at reducing the usage of plastic and its disposal in river Ganga, through various awareness campaigns, clean-up drives and capacity building programmes.

The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

This is the third edition "Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar". It assesses the current state of fly ash bricks in Bihar and delves deeper into the barriers faced by the industry, on the demand and supply side in particular, based on the survey and analysis done by Development Alternatives. The report seeks to address the issues faced in manufacturing and selling of fly ash bricks and gives an insight into the measures taken for overcoming those.

Chalking Out Emerging identities - tracing journeys of the frontrunners

This compendium encapsulates the stories of women who have emerged as frontrunners in their journey from literacy to self-reliance. This is the outcome of TARA Akshar+, an initiative of Development Alternatives Group. It is an ICT based programme which aims to promote functional literacy among women. TARA Akshar+ has been running across eight states in India for over a decade.


PERSPECTIVES

A Paradigm Shift in Our Approach towards Entrepreneurship

Harnessing the potential of local entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a beacon of hope for the livelihood crisis. In this Blog, Kanika Verma, Programme Director, DA shares the belief system of the Development Alternatives Group that innovative entrepreneurship, built on the principles of social innovation, is not only a befitting parallel to capitalist economics and the key to resolving economic and social issues being faced by the most vulnerable; but a much-needed pathway to a new world order where economic progress is based on value and equity.

VIDEO

Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter

An animated video aimed at creating awareness regarding the usage of plastic and its disposal in river Ganga. This video has been used by various stakeholders during the awareness campaigns, clean-up drives and capacity building programs under the project - Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India, by Development Alternatives with the support from UNEP, in two cities – Haridwar and Prayagraj.

     
     
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