Gramayan – the rural immersion programme October 2023

TARA as part of our Rural Immersion Programme called Gramayan is happening this time at four locations Lalitpur, Ladpura Khas, Orrcha and Haridwar in three states – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttrakhand with 193 Assistant Section Officers from Indian Institute of Public Affairs.


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Development Alternatives’ participation in Jagriti StartUp G20 2023 Yatra

Development Alternatives (DA) participated in the Jagriti Yatra, a 14-day train journey. The Jagriti StartUp G20 2023 Yatra brought together a diverse group, including 10 women entrepreneurs from 4 districts of Uttar Pradesh, supported by DA and its partners Swami Vivekanand Shiksha Samiti and Transform Rural India.


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Digital KBBL successfully piloted in Varanasi and Ghazipur

An event was organised with Gram Vaani on 20th October at Nari Shakti CLF office in Kashipur, Varanasi, to facilitate the winners of the recently piloted digital Kaun Banega Business Leaders (KBBL) in Varanasi and Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.


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First Materials & Technologies Working Group Consultation for ‘Transforming the Built Environment through Sustainable Materials’

Development Alternatives Group organised a Materials & Technologies working group consultation for the project ‘Transforming the sBuilt Environment through Sustainable Materials’, with the support of the Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) at the Conference Hall at Odisha Urban Academy, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.


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Impact assessment of ‘Amar Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad Amrit Sarovar’, Lalitpur

Development Alternatives, in collaboration with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change carried out a survey of a rejuvenated pond located in Gevra gundera village, Talbehat block of Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh for its impact assessment.


Science-Policy-Praxis Interface for Sustainability Underlined in the TNC Workshop

Development Alternatives joined The Nature Conservancy and an array of other research institutions and think tanks in discussing the need and scope for strengthening a science-policy-praxis interface for sustainability in India, on October 13th in New Delhi.


SDG Blueprint for Sustainable Agriculture: Expert Consultation

The "Expert Consultation - SDG Blueprint for Sustainable Agriculture" at the India Habitat Center was a pivotal event that shed light on the complex interplay between sustainable agriculture and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It provided a platform for experts from various fields to share their insights and experiences, ultimately working towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for India's agriculture sector. As we progress toward achieving the 2030 Agenda, the insights from this consultation will serve as a valuable guide, helping to shape policy recommendations and strategies for a better, more sustainable world.


Celebrating Nature: A Green Initiative in Milak Lachhi Village

Under the project on Pond Maintenance and Biodiversity Conservation with HCL Foundation, the DA team organised a plantation drive around Milak Lachhi pond in Gautam Buddha Nagar.


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Work4Progress Annual Conference 2023

Development Alternatives presented their work in the area of Inclusive Entrepreneurship at the Work4Progress (W4P) Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The Conference was held from 9th to 11th October and brought together more than 15 organisations who are a part of W4P Global Network and other initiatives supported by "la Caixa" Foundation.


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DA advocates for gender-inclusive and community-led adaptation at Adaptation Futures 2023

Development Alternatives advocates for empowering local communities and incorporating traditional knowledge into adaptation efforts in a side event at the Adaptation Futures 2023, on October 06 in Montreal, Canada. This side event was supported by the Adaptation Fund and witnessed Zeenat Niazi sharing insights from an evaluation of the AF-funded projects in India, co-led by the Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) between 2019 and 2021.