This film showcases the watershed management programs implemented by Development Alternatives in the semi-arid and drought prone region of Bundelkhand in Central India. These programs have helped prevent soil run-off, regenerate natural vegetation, harvest rainwater and recharge groundwater creating sustainable livelihoods for rural communities.
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.
This film highlights the various solutions that Development Alternatives offers under its Natural Resource Management Programme in the drought prone and climate sensitive region of Bundelkhand in Central India. These eco - solutions are helping in the sustainable management of natural resources for achieving food and livelihood security of the rural communities in the face of change.
Community radios can play a very crucial role in communicating information regarding climate change risks and adaptation measures in locally relevant ways. This film showcases the role of radio reporters in strengthening community knowledge and voice on climate change adaptation on one hand and increasing awareness of the scientific community, local government authorities and policy makers on how climate change is impacting local development on the other hand.
Development Alternatives has been leading the Shubh Kal campaign for climate change communication in more than 400 villages of Bundelkhand, one of India’s most climate sensitive regions in Central India. This film showcases the process of capacity building of community radio reporters in climate change journalism to serve as a link between people, scientists and policy makers on climate change issues.
This film showcases agroforestry as a key adaption strategy in drought ridden and climate sensitive regions such as Bundelkhand in Central India. It highlights the different sustainable agricultural initiatives that Development Alternatives is promoting to help farmers reduce their risk and diversify their income sources.
The lyrics, melody and rhythms of this song perfectly capture the spirit and soul of Development Alternatives (DA), the world's first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development. The song expresses DA's Vision, which is to create a world where every citizen can live a healthy, secure, dignified and fulfilling life. It also, highlights the zest with which DA has been devoting its full mind and heart to achieve its Mission, which is to remove poverty and regenerate nature by mobilizingscientific methods and people’s efforts. The DA song is composed, arranged and sung by Palash Sen; the creator and leader of India's top band, Euphoria.
This prototype aims to use radio stations to facilitate dialogue on climate change issues. By strengthening journalist's capacity to understand climate change issues and carrying out action research the CCD issues can be better placed in the public forum. This will build better understanding of CCD issues amongst communities and communicators. This in turn will lead to the most appropriate action on CCD issues being adopted.
CleanTech Region meet with Indian environment expert Ashok Khosla who has been awarded the UAE's prestigious Zayed's international prize in environment with a prize money of US $ 300,000 for his Scientific and Technological achievement. Khosla, founder of the Development Alternatives Group, bagged the second category award at 6th edition of the prize, the prestigious international environmental award.
Video clip directed by Sylvie Van Brabant from the footage of her documentary Earth Keepers and edited by Adam Thompson. This clip involves Ashok Khosla, president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and cofounder along with Christian de Laet, of Development Alternatives, a major NGO that initiates and supports sustainable development initiatives in India.
Dr. Khosla explains that sustainable development is about making the world a better place to live in for all. Highlighting the challenges India faces today, he emphasizes that major trade-offs need to be made in order to undo the current lopsided development.
Ashok Khosla is one of world's leading experts on the environment and sustainable development. A former director of the United Nations Environment Programme, he was awarded the 2002 "Sasakawa Environment" Prize and has been named in the UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honour. He was the founding director of the Indian government's Office of Environmental Planning and Co-Ordination, the first such agency in a developing country. He left United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to found Development Alternatives, a Delhi-based NGO devoted to promoting commercially viable, environmentally friendly technologies. He has been a board member of numerous global environmental organizations - including the Club of Rome, the World Conservation Union and the International Institute for Sustainable Development - and served as an adviser to, among others, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the Indian government.