Development Alternatives Digest
January 2020


Workshop on Capacity Augmentation for the Core Support Groups of SEED Division, DST

Development Alternatives participated in the Capacity Augmentation workshop for the Core Supported Groups under the SEED Division of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India from 20-22 January, 2020 at IIT Bombay. Read More...
Get in touch with: Sudhir Sah

Fostering Stakeholder Engagement through Focus Group Discussions

A focus group discussion with farmers was conducted under the PANI Water project - TARA, Development Alternatives Group in Delhi NCR to understand the current practices of treated wastewater used in agriculture as well as the drinking water, on 3 January 2020. Read More...
Get in touch with: Yugal Sandilya

NTNU students visit to Bundelkhand to work on development challenges in the region

As part of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship programme of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), students visited Bundelkhand from 12 to 17 January 2020, to work on key development challenges in the region. Read More...
Get in touch with: Mayank Nautiyal

Fostering Sustainable Development in Bundelkhand

A Bundelkhand conclave was organised on 10 January 2020 in Banda to discuss developmental Issues in Bundelkhand and to form a strategy to identify potential solutions.

Get in touch with: Sandeep Khanwalkar

Enabling skills through training on Ringal handicraft

DA in collaboration with National Mission of Himalayan Studies organised a training programme on Ringal (dwarf bamboo) handicraft skills from 21-25 January 2020 in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Get in touch with: Kavya Arora

Promoting Financial Literacy for Self Help Groups

A financial literacy programme was oganised in co-association with PUPGB, NABARD and Sahayogini Mahila Mandal with the support of Development Alternatives on 28 January 2020 for members of women Self Help Groups.

Get in touch with: Diksha Singh


Landscape Assessment of State-level Climate Financing Options: Issue Brief

The issue brief highlights the options available for climate change mitigation finance for clean energy and energy efficient projects in India. Within the clean energy space, renewable energy projects pertaining to solar, wind and biomass are considered. And in the energy efficient space, finance available to electric vehicles in the transport sector are incorporated.

Jobs We Want 2019: Systems change for entrepreneurship-led job creation

With a focus on accelerating transition towards green inclusive economy, Day 3 of GEC Global Annual Meeting focussed on thematic discussions on Financing LGEs, Sustainable Procurement and Triple Bottom Line Impact of MSMEs. The meeting concluded with the launch of udayME- A Digital Platform enabling entrepreneurs and stakeholders to build networks

Small Farmer Centric Sustainable Agriculture Programme Capitalisation Document

This document focuses on the state of agriculture in the Bundelkhand region. It highlights the project "catalysing change towards comprehensive agriculture systems" through policy, research, and practice that has been initiated by a consortium of stakeholders, including Development Alternatives, INTACH, and People Science Institute, with Revitalising Rain-fed Agriculture network.


Green and Inclusive Future – A New World is Possible

The future is green and it is inclusive or there is no future. As we turn the decade and the new year, the one lingering image of the past year is of the FUTURE – our youth demanding that governments and national leaders that hold power and money either change paths or move off the path.
In our universities, our market places, our homes and institutions, young people are not only raising the demands for their right to a sustainable future; they are also showing by example what can be done. Co-working and living, sharing economies, green construction systems, new energy start-ups, bike sharing apps, waste to wealth interventions, water saving systems, organic foods and eco-tourism, the list goes on and on. Young people are demonstrating what is possible.


Bridge to Livelihood - DISHA

Under Bridge to Livelihoods project, UNDP, NSDC and DA came together to bring the solution for two huge problems :-
a. Low percentage of girls & women in the workforce in India.
b. Huge gap between the demand and the supply side of employment/self-employment/apprenticeship for sectors, especially the service sectors in India.
Funded by DISHA project of UNDP, Bridge to Livelihoods project (B2L), aims to link 50,000 women & girls with suitable livelihood linkage opportunities either in form of jobs or apprenticeship in 5 states of India i.e. Delhi NCR, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana.

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