Development Alternatives Digest
January 2019

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DA at the PAGE Ministerial Conference, Cape Town, South Africa

DA participated at the 3rd PAGE Ministerial Conference on 'Advancing Inclusive, Green and Sustainable Economies', sharing tools and strategies for shaping greener economies to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read More...
Get in touch with: Zeenat Niazi

Inspiring Youth towards Entrepreneurship through Digital Learning

DA, in collaboration with Quest Alliance, Delhi has developed a Digital Entrepreneurship Toolkit to inspire entrepreneurship amongst youth and contribute towards bridging the information gap that may exist in rural India. Read More...
Get in touch with: Chitrangna Dewan

Team from Yale School of Management collaborates with the DA Group

Team from Yale School of Management, under the Yale SOM Global Social Entrepreneurship course, has collaborated with the DA Group to explore service delivery model for entrepreneurs through Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF). Read More...
Get in touch with: Poulomi Datta

Resource Flow Analysis and Umberto Life Cycle Assessment Training

The Umberto tool helps in calculating and analysing the Life Cycle Assessment of a product from its source to disposal, thus addressing the environmental aspects and potential environmental impacts. Read More...
Get in touch with: Gitika Goswami

DA hosted a Technical Session at the Livelihoods India Summit 2019

DA hosted a technical session on 'Social Innovation for Micro Enterprise driven Livelihood Security' at the Livelihoods India Summit on 29th January 2019 organised by ACCESS Development Services. Read More...
Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

Exposure Visit of Trainees from Delhi Judicial Academy

Trainees from Delhi Judicial Academy visited DA's intervention areas in Bundelkhand (Central India) and also created awareness on significant legislations through Radio Bundelkhand. Read More...
Get in touch with: Chandra Prakash Niranjan

Knowledge Exchange between Aarhus and the DA Group

A workshop on ‘Water challenges in Udaipur City: Knowledge exchange between Aarhus and the DA Group was organised to build synergies between City of Aarhus – Denmark, Aarhus Vand – Denmark, The Royal Danish Embassy – India and the DA Group. Read More...
Get in touch with: Dr K Vijayalakshmi

Creating Awareness on Apprenticeship and Livelihood Opportunities for Girls and Women

As a part of Bridge to Livelihoods project, DA with UNDP & NSDC is working towards connecting 50,000 women and girls with apprenticeship and livelihoods opportunities in five states of India i.e. Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana. Read More...
Get in touch with: Jyoti Sharma

Training and Exposure visit of Board of Directors and Shareholders of FPO, Datia

A two-day training was organised for the Board of Directors and shareholders of Farmer Producer Organisation, Datia (Madhya Pradesh). They were oriented to different agriculture based business models to bring livelihood sustainaility and profitability. Read More...
Get in touch with: Gunjesh Kumar Gunjan


Participation of Women in Local Governance

Participation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) is crucial for nation's growth and progress. This compendium brings forth the barriers women face, and the social change that women in governance had demonstrated in six states of India. This document is an outcome of a project, funded by UN Women, to enhance women participation in PRIs

Entrepreneurship for Empowerment Programme

The 'Entrepreneurship for Empowerment' programme, initiated by DA and supported by Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, is a two-year pilot that focuses on provision of enterprise solutions and engagement with various stakeholders to ensure successful operations of micro entrepreneurs and make the ecosystem conducive for micro enterprises.

Understanding Water Flows in Dehradun

Cities are the epicenters of growth; however the rising urbanization phenomenon has directly given rise to unchecked resources exploitation. Issues like water scarcity and contamination occur due to over-exploitation and mismanagement of the city’s water resources. This report is the glimpse of the baseline scenario prevailing in the city of Dehradun.


"Employment and Apprenticeship: 2019 Perspective" by Manisha Mishra (Programme Director, DA)

Apprenticeship training is one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower for the industry by using training facilities available in the establishments without putting any extra burden to set up training infrastructure. This article throws light on Bridge to Livelihoods, which is large coalition programme being managed by DA, with support from Disha project of UNDP and NSDC Apprenticeship Division. As a PMU of this large initiative, Development Alternatives is aiming to benefit 50,000 girls and women in the states of Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and the National Capital Region of Delhi in this year by linking them with apprenticeship or job opportunities in the service sectors.


TARA Akshar+ celebrates 70th Republic Day | Amar Ujala | 26 January 2019

TARA Akshar+ neo literates celebrated the 70th Republic Day in all the five geographies - Bhadohi, Haridwar, Lalitpur, Jhansi and Hardoi District with great zeal and enthusiasm.


TARA Akshar+: Empowerment through Literacy

Literacy is crucial to economic and social development as well as individual and community well-being. Effective literacy skills open the doors to educational and employment opportunities so that people are able to pull themselves out of poverty and chronic underemployment, leading to overall empowerment. Development Alternatives' flagship program, TARA Akshar+ is a stride in this direction. Join us in our endeavor to promote functional literacy among those who need it the most.

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