Development Alternatives Digest
June 2020


Promoting SecondaryResource Utilisation in Construction Sector

Development Alternatives organised a webinar on 29 June 2020 to further the discourse towards mainstreaming Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in the Construction Sector especially in the rapidly growing cities in India. Read More...
Get in touch with: Pankaj Khanna

Sharing Learning at the Work 4 Progress Annual Conference 2020

Development Alternatives, the India partner for the Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of la Caixa Foundation, shared strategies, impact and learning from the past year in the W4P Annual Conference hosted virtually from 25-29 May 2020. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Building Capacities of CSOs to Access ClimateAdaptation Finance

A webinar on 'Capacity building of grassroots CSOs to access climate adaptation finance was organised on 6 June 2020. The webinar was specifically for CSOs working on climate change adaptation in the Bengal region of India and Bangladesh. Read More...
Get in touch with: Kavya Arora

TARA Akshar+ Neo-literates Celebrated World Environment Day 2020

Neo-literates of TARA Akshar+ adult literacy programme, celebrated World Environment Day, 5 June 2020 by planting more than 200 saplings in 6 villages in Uttrakhand Read More...
Get in touch with: MS Ahluwalia

Training of trainers: COVID-19-integrated

Development Alternatives and OXFAM collaborated to conduct a webinar for training focused on providing awareness and support regarding COVID-19 to trainers and development practitioners. Read More...
Get in touch with: K. Vijayalakshmi

Coalition Meeting for Co-creating Solutions with Stakeholders

The monthly coalition meeting for the Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of la Caixa Foundation in collaboration with DA was conducted in Niwari, Uttar Pradesh on 11 June 2020. Read More...
Get in touch with: Roopali Gupta


Systemic Conditions Required for Local Green Enterprises to Flourish in India

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) held it's Global Annual Meeting from 4 – 6 February 2020 in New Delhi, India on the theme of “Local Green Enterprises: Building Movements of MSMEs within India’s Transition to an Inclusive Green Economy”. Participants absorbed the elements for enabling an ecosystem for Local Green Enterprises in India. This document captures the essence of dialogues held on the third day of the Annual Meeting in three different round table discussions touching upon the following key areas:

Dream To Lead

This compendium showcases stories of Adolescent Girls and Boys of Jhabua who have been able to secure their future by getting linked to livelihood opportunities. This is an outcome of a project titled ‘Linking Adolescent Girls and Boys of Jhabua to Livelihood through Skill Enhancement for Better Future’, funded by UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh, to work with the adolescents and youths in Jhabua to improve their decision making ability and help them to realise their potential of working in different fields, from October 2018 to December 2019.

Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India’s cement mix

This report provides a detailed description of the study undertaken to ascertain the potential sustainable impact of LC3 in India's cement mix. Conducting a comparative analysis of the environmental and resource performance between two diverse cement production scenarios - Business As Usual (BAU) and Low-Carbon Pathway (LCP), the study concludes that introduction and growing proportion of LCPs have a better environmental and resource performance - thereby establishing the legitimacy of LC3 as the cement for sustainable future in India.


Journeying towards a New Normal

The COVID 19 crisis has cast a paralytic shadow on the trajectory of development. As the world is still grappling with the pandemic, we have to admit to the fact that this unforeseen enemy was always poised to strike. We must accept that a re-orientation in existing structures is necessary for us to develop resilience from any anticipated future crises.


Dr Ashok Khosla interviewed on the state of Civil Society Organisations in today's times

Civil Society Organisations have been pushing boundaries to secure rights for empowering people and safeguarding the planet. They are often at the forefront of innovating solutions and implementing programmes for tackling local, national and global challenges. Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman of the Development Alternatives Group, the world's first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, was recently interviewed by Sunish Jauhari, Jagrik Bharat on the importance of Civil Society Organisations in today's times for advocating and action for change.

Naturenomics™ Dialogue on Designing Interdependence: Integrating People, Ecology And Economy

The intersection of the environment with people’s health, socioeconomic mobility and community resilience has traditionally been ignored in these measures, but COVID-19’s intersection with deforestation, wildlife and ecological health is highlighting how intimate these connections actually are - and how much we need to redesign our concept of human well-being and growth. Watch the panel discussion, moderated by Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives.

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