Development Alternatives Digest
June 2021


W4P India and IMEDF recognised as UN Sustainable Development Goals Good Practices 2021

Indian Micro Enterprise Development Foundation (IMEDF) and Work 4 Progress have been recognised as United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Good Practices in June 2021.

Get in touch with: Col. Raman Thapar

A YouTube channel to prepare youth for pre and post job placement assistance

Under Bridge2Naukri programme, Development Alternatives has launched a YouTube channel that provides robust pre- and post-placement assistance and training facilities to youth seeking employment opportunities.

Get in touch with: Pooja Jha

World Localization Day: Fostering a Favorable Ecosystem for Local Green Enterprises

A webinar on "Fostering Ecosystem for Local Green Enterprises" was organised to discuss the possible ways that can enable resilient ecosystems for local green enterprises and local food systems on 15 June 2021.

Get in touch with: Stella George

Development Alternatives at the Work 4 Progress Annual Conference 2021

DA participated in the Work 4 Progress Annual Conference 2021 to converse on issues of decent employment for women and youth in underserved communities of Bundelkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Get in touch with: Ankita Mudgal

International Yoga Day campaign with Radio Bundelkhand #Kareyograhenirog

DA’s community radio station "Radio Bundelkhand" organised a 3–month campaign with the Ministry of AYUSH and Commonwealth of Educational Media Centre for Asia, to commemorate Yoga Day.

Get in touch with: Vineeta Khatri

Formation of two Self Help Groups in Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh

Through TARA Akshar+ Literacy Program, the neo- literates from two villages of Uttar Pradesh have formed two self-help groups (SHGs) in their villages Achhawar and PiparGaon, Bhadohi District

Get in touch with: Tejashwani

Webinar series on We for Water, Water for Us to understand Water Resource Management

The webinar series on 'We for Water, Water for Us' was initiated on World Environment Day. Two sessions have been held so far; first ‘Water and People Interactions' and second 'Sustainable Technologies at Community Scale for a Better Health'. Read More...
Get in touch with: Rajani Bisht

Virtual Stakeholders Meet for Employers under Citi Foundation's Bridge2Naukri programme

DA organised a virtual stakeholders meet on 25 June 2021, under Bridge2Naukri programmeto interact with the Employers who are registered on the platform and new hiring partners.

Get in touch with: Divya Yadav

Vocational Training for Bedside Assistant's Job to women in Chhattisgarh

DA with FICCL organised vocational training sessions for marginalised women health workers in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, in order to strengthen their livelihood during COVID-19.

Get in touch with: Ekta Kashyap


Empower Skills to Livelihood

2020 was a tumultuous year. The pandemic led to countless people stranded away from their homes and it also severely affected the economy. We initiated relief measures including dry ration distribution, village sanitisation and PPE kit distribution and reached out to over 2000 people. This newsletter presents details of various relief measures taken up by DA with support from other civil society organisations and funders and implementation of Women Empowerment Project in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh with the aim to empower women through employment generated skill development training and livelihood linkages.

Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) Analysis and Evaluation of the Pilot Action

The project RISK COMMUNICATION FOR ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE assesses the vulnerability of the agriculture sector to current and potential climate change in the region. It designs and validates risk communication products targeted to district-level decision-makers and vulnerable communities. It also devises site-specific pragmatic adaptation strategies and promoting the integration of adaptation strategies into developmental policies of other 12 districts of the Bundelkhand region.

CLEAN-India - An Environment Assessment, Awareness, Advocacy & Action Programme

DA launched the CLEAN-India (Community-Led Environment Action Network) Programme with a vision of developing a cleaner environment for our towns and cities. This scoping study aims to provide a solid basis and to identify the thematic scope for the identification of top priorities and related actions in support to Sustainable Housing. The results are presented in the form of country briefs that summarise the main aspects of sustainable housing in the context of SCP in each country.


Plastics: Polluter can become Protector with Circular Economy Solutions

In this month of Global Movement #PlasticFreeJuly, read an insightful blog by Sudhir Shah, on how the Plastic; which is one of the main polluters in our climate and environment can become protector with the transformation of circular economy system and reduce the plastic and litter waste in the landfills.



A short video report highlights our efforts to reduce marine plastic litter by taking appropriate measures and by creating awareness among people in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh). This was part of our project, 'Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter: Southeast Asia and India', along with UNEP, under which we also conducted a comprehensive study to gather data on plastic pollution in rivers. The video report was telecast on NDTV on 25 May 2020.

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