Zeenat Niazi (VP, DA) as a panelist at WCEF 2019
Zeenat Niazi shared her views on the economic potential of the circular built environment at the World Circular Economy Forum 2019, in Helsinki, Finland. Read More... #circulareconomyGet in touch with: Zeenat Niazi
DA at UN Bonn Climate Change Conference
Gitika Goswami shared her perspective on assessing impacts of adaptation finance at different scales at UN Bonn Climate Change Conference in Germany. Read More... #climatechangeGet in touch with: Gitika Goswam
Work 4 Progress annual workshop
Kanika Verma shared her views on the role of social innovation in transforming social realities and contributing to sustainable livelihoods, at annual workshop organised by "la Caixa" Banking Foundation in Barcelona, Spain. Read More... #work4progress
Get in touch with: Kanika Verma
Sustainable building products UN-Habitat Assembly
Products related to construction technology, rural housing and habitat capacity building were displayed at the first UN-Habitat Assembly held in Nairobi, Kenya from 27th to 31st May, 2019. Read More... #resourceefficiencyGet in touch with: Soumen Maity
Cleanliness drive at Sarnahuli Parashar Mela in HP
Cleanliness drive was organised at the Sarnahuli Parashar mela, in Himachal Pradesh by Development Alternatives. Also, young students performed a nukkad natak to raise awareness and sensitise people on cleanliness.
Read More... #WASHGet in touch with: Kavya Arora
Screening of COCO model film in Madhya Pradesh
A screening of a short film on Community owned community Operated (COCO) drinking water model was organised in Mador Village in Madhya Pradesh on June 22, 2019. The COCO model is based on the principles of initiating community-led action. Read More... #sustainability
Get in touch with: Omkar Gupta
Dairy Farming Training for TARA Akshar+ graduates by RSETI Bhadohi
TARA Akshar+ learners were trained in good dairy farming practices and how to better take care of their cattle. The training was organised by Rural Self Employment Training Institute Bhadohi from 20th to 29th June, 2019. Read More... #literacyGet in touch with: Divya Mehrotra
TARA Akshar+ graduates celebrated International Day of Yoga
To promote a healthy life among young girls and women, International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great enthusiasm across Bhadohi, Lalitpur and Haridwar. For the first time Yoga activity was organsied in these areas.
Read More... #literacyGet in touch with: Divya Mehrotra
The Work 4 Progress (W4P) program of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation aims to accelerate the creation of meaningful and dignified employment in three developing countries through the creation of platforms for innovation, action and continuous learning. This bulletin brings to you a full range of emotions that the team has experienced - innovations that boosted us, discoveries that surprised us, and impact that inspired us.
This document is an outcome of a project funded by Ford Foundation, titled "Bridging the Digital Divide, Incubating Technology Innovations and Content Development of Livelihood Options, Building Capacities of Community Based Organisations". The case story compendium is a compilation of stories from five intervention districts. The compendium highlights the socio-economic upliftment of individuals who have been benefited during the course of the project.
By supporting good health, hygiene and dignity at this formative stage in a child's life, the ‘WASH in schools' initiative has yielded multiple dividends such as reduction in the school drop-out rate especially of girl children; promotion of gender equality by building sanitation structures separately for the girls; and sensitisation of the community to take action towards demanding safe water and toilet facilities.
India's development trajectory has to meet the twin objectives of 'Prosperity for All,'’ 'Within Planetary Boundaries'. National strategies for economic development and growth must, therefore, ensure that building financial and human capital does not stress our natural capital; rather, it must regenerate it.
The study conducted by DA in association with Bihar State Pollution Control Board highlights big and alarming number for Bihar, whose economy is largely based on agriculture, and where environment management has become of paramount importance in the face of a large-scale water crisis.
With India's ground water depleting, is it too late to address issues of irrigation and drought? To discuss this Business Television India (BTVI) organised a panel discussion on Addressing India's Water Crisis. Dr K. Vijaya Laksmi, VP Development Alternatives emphasised on the mismanagement of water as the prime reason for crisis.
For centuries, our development and economic prosperity has depended on production of more and more goods and services. This has led to an ever-growing consumption of natural resources, which in turn has required an ever-increasing extraction and depletion of these resources from Mother Earth. The emerging results are severe threats to nature's capacity to yield (let alone regenerate) the resources we need such as water, metals, minerals, fossil fuels, fish stock, arable soils, wildlife and the diminution of our forests, soils and rivers. The extraction, transportation, processing and use of resources is highly energy-consuming and this activity is a very large contributor to carbon emissions and climate change.
With effects of climate change bearing down on the fragile region of Bundelkhand in Central India, farmers have to face a host of challenges.This film showcases Development Alternatives’ efforts in promoting sustainable agricultural techniques which are helping farmers adapt to the changing climate and increase their income levels.
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