Development Alternatives Digest
December 2019



Sharing insights from Adaptation Fund projects in India at UNFCCC - COP25

Gitika Goswami represented Development Alternatives as part of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network, promoting gender-just climate finance at UNFCCC - COP25 in Madrid, Spain 9-10 December 2019.

Get in touch with: Gitika Goswami

Session on Systems Change at ACCESS Livelihood India Summit

Development Alternatives participated as a technical partner in the Livelihood India Summit 2019 organised by ACCESS Development Services from 12-13 December 2019 in Delhi. DA also curated a session on 'Systems Change for Entrepreneurship Driven Livelihood Security'. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Presenting Eco Habitat solutions at Wildlife Institute of India

Development Alternative presented their project on 'Delivery Model for Eco friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain Regions' at the Annual Group Monitoring for TIME LEARN from 26-27 December 2019. Read More...
Get in touch with: Suhani Gupta

Stakeholder Consultation on Material Flow Analysis in Construction Sector of Bhubaneswar

Development Alternatives in partnership with EU-REI, GIZ, CSIR-IMMT and IFU Hamburg conducted a stakeholder consultation in Bhubaneswar on 17 December 2019, to discuss "Material Flows in the Construction Sector in Bhubaneswar"   Read More...
Get in touch with: Ria Sinha

Stakeholder Workshop for W4P Technology Challenge

A workshop was conducted at DA headquarters on 23 December 2019 to strategise the implementation of the solutions that were selected as winners of the Work 4 Progress Technology Challenge.

Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

TARA Akshar+ Neo literates celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Micro Legal Literacy Camp was organised on the occasion of "The International Day of Persons with Disabilities" in Village Madwari, Jakhaura block in Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh on 3 December 2019.

Get in touch with: Divya Mehrotra

Interacting with clusters in Karnataka and Nagaland

Team visit to various clusters in the states of Karnataka and Nagaland under the SFURTI project of Indian Micro Enterprise Development Foundation (IMEDF) and Development Alternatives.

Get in touch with: Col. Raman Thappar

Enabling Employment through Bridge to Livelihoods

Under Bridge to Livelihoods Project, Disha Town Hall, a job fair was organised for women candidates at the National Career Service Centre, Karkardooma on 6 December 2019. Read More...
Get in touch with: Jyoti Sharma

TARA Akshar+ recognised by district officials for championing women empowerment

TARA Akshar+ field staff and Neo literates were honoured by District Administration, Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh for supporting Government Campaigns.

Get in touch with: Divya Mehrotra


India Green Economy Barometer 2018

The India Green Economy Barometer 2018, published by DA and the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), is a study based on in-depth research and expertise. It highlights the condition of the Indian economy and discusses the broad status of the transition towards a green economy. It offers a full and frank assessment of the challenges that India faces.

Understanding Sustainable Material Use in Social Housing in Urban India

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.

Policy Brief on MSMEs: Engines to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

The growing population and increasing urbanisation have led to a huge increase in consumption demands, placing a burden on India’s natural resource base. This policy brief focuses on medium and small enterprises, especially rural social enterprises, as an agent for local economic development through adopting greener and fairer practices.


Changing Face of Rural Communication

The idea of development is to make sure that there is a rise in quality of life through effective institutional processes and the growth of local and regional income and employment opportunities, without being detrimental to natural resources and social harmony. This blog focuses on the importance of overcoming impediments to development, using technology-based rural communication.


Development Alternatives honoured at India International Science Festival, 2019

Development Alternatives received a Certificate of Honour for outstanding contribution through science and technology interventions for societal development. The certificate was issued at 'National Social Organisations and Institutions Meet' held at Kolkata, West Bengal, as part of the India International Science Festival, 5-8 November 2019.


Micromovements of Change Part - 3

Work 4 Progress (W4P) India aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship in regions of 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. When W4P prototypes start challenging the status quo in communities, they become ‘micro movements’ to accelerate shifts in relationships, resource flows, local processes, attitudes and behaviour. This story is about a micro movement which 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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