Development Alternatives Digest
August 2022
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Aarya, Empowering Women through Mobility

On the occasion of the 76th Independence Day, we launched a campaign titled ‘Aarya’ to promote safe mobility of females. It was launched at an event organised in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, where the efforts of women driving e-rickshaws were celebrated. Read More...
Get in touch with: Roopali Gupta

Webinar on Sustainability in the Cement Sector

With an aim to showcase the pathway for reducing carbon emissions from cement production, Technology and Action for Rural Advancement, as a partner of the Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) project, organised a webinar on 10 August, 2022, along with partners. Read More...
Get in touch with: Prisha Singh

Green Dialogue in Bihar for Priority Sectors Recovery

We, along with the Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, organised a 'Green Dialogue’ on 27 July, 2022 in Patna, Bihar. Organised as part of a series of dialogues, it aimed at discussing 'Greening the Priority Sectors for Sustainable Economic Recovery in Bihar'. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tanya Issar

Development Alternatives Joins Rural India Colloquy

At the Rural India Colloquy, organised by Transform Rural India Foundation from 1 to 8 August, 2022, Shrashtant Patara and Kanika Verma from the DA Group spoke on 'India's Net Zero Resolve' and 'Inclusive Programme Design for Youth Action, respectively. Read More...
Get in touch with: Suneptula S Jamir

DA Participates in UN Women Retreat

Development Alternatives (DA) participated at a team retreat held as part of the programme 'Scale up and Sustainability of Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme' by the UN Women on 28 and 29 July, 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

IMEDF-SFURTI Clusters Celebrate Independence Day

Farmers and artisans of the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF)-Scheme of Fund for the Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) clusters hoisted the Tricolor on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day. Read More...
Get in touch with: Rashika Sharma

Graduation Ceremony for Digitally Literate Women

A total of 838 women in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh completed a digital literacy course held under Technology & Rural Advancement for Women Empowerment through Annihilating Gender Digital Divide (TARA WE ADD) project, in collaboration with Reliance Foundation. Read More...
Get in touch with: Aquil Ahmad

Study on Potable Water Quality in Bundelkhand

Under our Photo-irradiation and Adsorption based Novel Innovations for Water-treatment (PANI-Water) Project, we conducted a study on seasonal variations in drinking water quality in six villages of Bundelkhand in April and July, 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Gunjan Som

Training on Water Quality Testing in Udaipur

To enable people in Udaipur know the quality of their drinking water, spread awareness, and design measures to ensure safe drinking water quality in the region, we organised training workshops in Udaipur from 2 to 6 August 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tanya Issar


Renewable Energy in India - An Overview

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.

Smart Power for Environmentally-Sound Economic Development (SPEED)

The long-term goal of SPEED is to contribute to positive impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations by providing clean energy to rural communities, thereby improving the quality of life and enhancing livelihood security.

'Win-Win' Green Solutions

This Dossier highlights the possible win-win strategies and green business models, and thus enabling an environment, which can contribute to green economy in the context of SDGs, renewable energy, climate change and resilient livelihoods.


Why Just Green? How About an Inclusive, Multi-hued Economy...

The greening of the economy is as much a necessity as an opportunity in the post-COVID world. It can usher other hues as well, as it makes possible ecologically conscious equality. It can be attained efficiently, effectively, and relevantly through the strengthening of micro-enterprises in a systemic manner, writes Kanika Verma.


Micromovements of Change | Work4Progress (W4P) India | Entrepreneurship | Bundelkhand

Work4Progress (W4P) India aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship in Bundelkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. It adopts a social innovation methodology in which it listens to the community through dialogue, finds answers through co-creation, prototypes solutions, and shares learning to eventually create impact at scale. The story in the video is about a micro-movement that has led to the emergence of a supply chain, which is taking shape through growing peer-to-peer networks. It started with a middle-aged woman setting up an enterprise for the first time and becoming a local aggregator.


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