Development Alternatives Digest
November 2019



Panel Discussion on Localising SDGs for Enabling Inclusion

Gitika Goswami was part of a panel discussion at the Sustainability Summit 2019 organised by Global Reporting Initiative in collaboration with Xavier School of Sustainability, Bhubaneswar on 22 November 2019.

Get in touch with: Aishwarya Varadharajan

Engagement of Japanese Delegation with Tafgard Technology Stakeholders

Development Alternatives organised a visit in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to showcase the functionality of the Taisei Soil System with its Japanese partners Taisei Kougyou and Original Engineering Consultants, from 15 to 17 November, 2019. Read More...
Get in touch with: Mayank Nautiyal

Analysing Material Flow in the Construction Sector In Ahmedabad

A stakeholder consultation on Material Flows in the Construction Sector was conducted in Ahmedabad on 13 November 2019, to gather feedback and inputs on the preliminary findings of the study conducted by Development Alternatives in the city. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ria Sinha

Leading the Way to Innovation for Women Entrepreneurship

DA presented the evidence created by its social innovation methodology for entreprenurship led job creation under W4P programme at the 12th International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation Awards and Conference in Delhi on 12 November 2019   Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Fostering Regional Entrepreneurship for Co-creating Solutions

The Work 4 Progress programme participated in the 16th coalition meeting in Mirzapur, UP to discuss pathways for facilitating convergent action for entrepreneurship led job creation, on 26 November, 2019.

Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture Techniques for 400 TARA Akshar+ Neo literates

A workshop on agricultural awareness was organised across ten villages of Jakhaura block, Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh in October 2019 by The Million Farmers School, run by Department of Agriculture, Government of Uttar Pradesh.   Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Mehrotra

Training on Trek Guide Skills in Himalayas

Development Alternatives in collaboration with the National Mission of Himalayan Studies organised a training programme on basic trek guiding skills in Uttarkashi, from 7 to 11 November 2019. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tanya Issar

Enabling Employment for Young Girls

The second job fair to connect 143 job seeking candidates to employers was organised on 9 November 2019, under the Bridge to Livelihoods project of DA.

Get in touch with: Jyoti Sharma

Radio Bundelkhand celebrates Children's Day

Radio Bundelkahnd celebrated Children's Day with the students from Army School and advocated for children to have fulfilled lives through good education and nutrition. Read More...
Get in touch with: Chandra Prakash Niranjan


Jobs We Create

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) program was born out of the need for a multi-faceted and innovative approach for creating systemic solutions that foster entrepreneurship – not only creating enterprises in the tens of thousands but more importantly, enabling them to 'create' jobs – jobs 'we' want.

New Approaches for Entrepreneurship

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) program of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation aims to accelerate the generation of meaningful and dignified employment through enterprise development in Peru, Mozambique and India. W4P practices innovation that is social in purpose, systemic in nature and inclusive by design.

Enterprise Compendium

This compendium shares information on setting up over 20 types of enterprises which have been tested by Development Alternatives as part of the Work 4 Progress India program. It accelerates the generation of meaningful and dignified employment through enterprise development.


Can Jal Shakti Abhiyan Alleviate Our Water Crisis?

India is one of the most water stressed countries in the world today. The demand for water is huge but the resources are highly mismanaged. In thsi article, Dr. Vijay Lakshmi, Vice President, Development Alternatives Group analyses the recently launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan scheme of the Government of India for conserving water. She also throws light on what we need to be doing to make our cities and villages water smart to prevent Day Zero conditions when our taps will run dry.


Leading Change through Enterprise Development

DA’s work in setting up E- rickshaw enterprises through Work 4 Progress programme of la Caixa Banking Foundation has been awarded for best practices on the use of sustainable energies in development programmes by Iberdrola and the Club de excelencia en sostenibilidad.

Innovating Technology for Sustainablity

DA's work on Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) has been recognised in the Global Sustainable Development Report (2019) as 'Technology for Sustainability in the Cement Industry'


Micromovements of Change Part - 2

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 learnings 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 that is challenging patriarchal norms in Bundelkhand. It started when the emerging women entrepreneurs of village Bhojla created a support system for each other to step out and raise their voices.

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