Development Alternatives Digest
April 2023
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Stakeholders’ Workshop in Udaipur on Integrated Water Resource Assessment

A two-day Stakeholders’ Workshop was organised by DA in collaboration with its local partner Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic on the theme: Integrated Water Resources Assessment in Udaipur: A Citizen Science Perspective. The objective of this event was to bring together all the stakeholders working on sustainable conservation of water resources in Udaipur. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tanya Issar

DA’s participation in a roundtable focusing on Women Empowerment

Roundtable discussion bringing energy sector experts, practitioners, and policymakers to share knowledge and experiences, identify challenges, and discuss opportunities to maximise the benefits of Renewable Energy-powered mini-grids for rural livelihoods.

Get in touch with: Sudhir Sah

Assessing Existing Resources and Practices Related to Water and Waste Management

Project Prakriti, a 2-year commitment between DA and Hindustan Unilever Limited, aims to solve the waste and water crisis in two villages of Nalagarh block in Himachal Pradesh by managing waste effectively, conserving water resources and providing safe drinking water to all. The state generates 365 tons of waste per day, and only 40% of it is properly managed with rainfall deficit exacerbating the problem of securing drinking water. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tejashwani

Felicitation Ceremony of Vidyut Sakhi's

The event was a part of the Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project to interact with and recognise the Vidyut Sakhi’s working as Bill Collection agents in Electricity Distribution Division II – Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Get in touch with: Mohd Azeem

Inauguration of Skill Development Centre in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Graduation Ceremonies are events where individuals receive certificates of completion of their course from Vocational Training Centre that are facilitated by Development Alternatives and other collaborating partners organisations. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ekta Kashyap

A Field Visit to the Affordable Housing Sites in Bhubaneswar

Field visits were conducted by the team for gathering primary data from Affordable Housing sites in Bhubaneswar, Odisha for calculating embodied energy of construction materials, with system boundary from Cradle to Gate. Read More...
Get in touch with: Bharti Jasrotia

Capturing Inspiring Journeys of Entrepreneurs in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

A field visit was conducted to Eastern Uttar Pradesh to meet the entrepreneurs supported under the Work4Progress programme and understand and document their entrepreneurship journeys.

Get in touch with: Supriya Shukla

Capacity Building Session on Enterprise Development

IMEDF conducted a three-day Capacity Building Session on Enterprise Development for 23 participants from PRADAN, Manjari Foundation, and Chaitanya Foundation from April 17-19, 2023, in Madhya Pradesh for the transfer of its Social Innovation approach. Read More...
Get in touch with: Col. Raman Thapar

DA Participated in a Workshop on 'Circularity and Consumption'

Mohak Gupta from Development Alternatives attended a workshop on 'Circularity and Consumption' on 18-19 April, 2023 in Paris, France. It was organised collaboratively by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the One Planet Network and Chatham House. Read More...
Get in touch with: Mohak Gupta


Driving Sustainable Finance Reforms for Local & Green Enterprises

This contextual financial analysis report strategically analyses the sustainable finance architecture in the agriculture and allied sector in Bundelkhand (Madhya Pradesh), the tourism sector in Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), and the construction sector in the State of Bihar. The objective of the report is to assess the effect of financing (or lack thereof) on the enterprises. The learnings from this analysis are envisaged to feed into dialogues around the green economy and financial reforms at state, national, and international levels.

Fostering Women's Entrepreneursip: Inspire, Innovate and Impact | Work4Progress India Platform Newsletter, Issue 4

The Work4Progress (W4P) programme, launched in India towards the end of 2016 and subsequently in Peru and Mozambique by the ”la Caixa’’ Foundation, seeks to create new employment opportunities. The programme operates as an open platform for social innovation, formed by civil society organizations, financing institutions, research and technology agencies

Developing Climate Resilient Farming

This article has been published in the LEISA India Magazine, June 2017, Volume 19 No.2. Small farmers in Bundelkhand are adopting agricultural systems that cope with climate change, with support from Development Alternatives. The initiatives undertaken at the farm level and landscape level are being upscaled, building long term sustainability of climate resilient agriculture systems in Bundelkhand.


Top 20 Best Think Tanks Company In India 2023

Think tanks play a vital role in shaping public policy, providing research, and offering expert analysis on various socio-economic and political issues. Here is a list of top 20 think tanks in India in 2023, known for their contributions to policy-making, research, and advocacy Read more...


Can Jal Shakti Abhiyan Alleviate Our Water Crisis?

The story of India's water crisis today is not an accidental occurrence. What is unfolding in front of us has been warned by both experts and practitioners several times over. By 2030, the crisis can deepen by 40% more if business as usual continues.
The Central Ground Water Board in 2017 declared 1,592 blocks in 257 districts as "Water Scarce Blocks" at varying degrees such as critical, over exploited to least water availability... Read more...


Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives Shares the Story of the Organisation

Speaking on the issue 'Environment and Sustainable Development' as part of VANI India's series on 'Celebrating Contributions of Indian Voluntary Organisations', Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, of Development Alternatives (DA) Group shares the story of DA. In this conversation, he shares how for 40 years he has been working to help build up civil society as a means of improving the lives of people today and for the future.


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