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Empower - skills to livelihood

Empower - skills to livelihood

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

While the lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic hindered the learning and training of students. It also provided an opportunity to accelerate the digital learning process. The same is reflected in the work done by Development Alternatives. During the lockdown DA took up the mantle to connect learning and jobs with Digital platforms through various initiatives. This newsletter highlights our initiatives undertaken.

Empower skills to livelihood | Quarterly newsletter

Empower skills to livelihood | Quarterly newsletter

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

2020 was a tumultuous year. The pandemic led to countless people stranded away from their homes and it also severely affected the economy. We initiated relief measures including dry ration distribution, village sanitisation and PPE kit distribution and reached out to over 2000 people. This newsletter presents details of various relief measures taken up by DA with support from other Civil society organisations and funders. 

Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) Analysis and Evaluation of the Pilot Action

Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) Analysis and Evaluation of the Pilot Action

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 14    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The project RISK COMMUNICATION FOR ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE assesses the vulnerability of the agriculture sector to current and potential climate change in the region. It designs and validates risk communication products targeted to district-level decision-makers and vulnerable communities. It also devises site-specific pragmatic adaptation strategies in one representative district by engaging all concerned stakeholders, utilising their multidisciplinary skills, promoting the integration of adaptation strategies into developmental policies of other 12 districts of Bundelkhand region. Thus, facilitating two ways communication and system between community and policymakers.

CLEAN-India

CLEAN-India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 35    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The world is becoming increasingly conscious of the environment as it affects every aspect of human existence. CLEAN-India has come up with sustainable development programmes that help the environment by taking care of wastes and pollutants of all kinds. This report talks about changing the mindsets and attitudes of the people responsible for this through constant interactions, orientation workshops, continuous motivation and awareness. These are highlighted by emphasising the best practices for implementation.

Design Layout and Construction Details for Different Typologies of Building in Mountainous Regions (Uttarakhand)

Design Layout and Construction Details for Different Typologies of Building in Mountainous Regions (Uttarakhand)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 73    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-78-2(2)   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of precast concrete door and window technology in mountain regions. This design compendium has been developed as a complete design tool kit consisting of drawing templates of various building typologies required for designing  Eco-Friendly Disaster Resistant Habitat Infrastructure for mountain regions. The design compendium will seek to generate consensus regarding action needed on various fronts such as guidelines for residential buildings in Uttarakhand, policy to enable efficient use of mountain resources, an approach towards climate responsiveness and low carbon development.

Water Filtration System Installation Maintenance and Management Manual- Jal TARA Slow Sand Filter User Guide

Water Filtration System Installation Maintenance and Management Manual- Jal TARA Slow Sand Filter User Guide

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 33    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-78-2(8)   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of entrepreneurs and government departments for installation of decentralized community operated water treatment systems in mountain regions.

empowHER - Women Empowerment Brochure

empowHER - Women Empowerment Brochure

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 4    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives has been designing and providing solutions for women in the areas of Literacy, Energy, Water, Habitat, Skill Development, Waste to Wealth Creation and Enterprise Development. Through Innovative programmes and action research, we are enhancing the agency of women and advancing gender equality in Indian and the Global South.

Precast Concrete Doors and Windows

Precast Concrete Doors and Windows

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 25    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of precast concrete door and window technology in mountain regions.

Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks

Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 51    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology.  This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of Stabilized Compressed Earth Block wall masonry in mountain regions.

Timber Roof for Mountain Region

Timber Roof for Mountain Region

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 27    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology.  This manual is meant to serve as a reference document for construction of a roof using timber truss and shingles in mountain areas, as characterized by Uttarkashi. It is prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, especially carpenters in constructing sloping roofs which would be durable and show increased resistance to natural hazards like earthquakes and high velocity winds.

Design and Technology For Disaster - Resilient, Environmentally Responsible Buildings in Mountain Regions (Uttarakhand)

Design and Technology For Disaster - Resilient, Environmentally Responsible Buildings in Mountain Regions (Uttarakhand)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 40    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This document has been developed as a Technology Package with Options for Eco-Friendly Disaster Resistant Construction practices for mountain regions. The solutions implemented by the project in three demonstration buildings and the experience of engagement with local communities and entrepreneurs bring forth lessons which can inform a larger strategy for mainstreaming sustainable construction in mountain regions. This package will seek to generate consensus regarding action needed on various fronts such as policy to enable efficient use of mountain resources, decision making in line with green procurement, micro-enterprise based delivery systems and building requisite capacities of mountain communities.

Concrete Blocks (CB) Production and construction guide

Concrete Blocks (CB) Production and construction guide

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 34    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. It is prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of Stabilised Compressed Earth Block wall masonry in mountain regions.

Plank and Joist Roofing System - Production and construction guide

Plank and Joist Roofing System - Production and construction guide

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 40    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. The project envisage to introduce new system of construction in the region which are resource and energy efficient, can be produced locally in a decentralized production setup, cost effective and easy to adapt.

WATER-ENERGY NEXUS - Dehradun

WATER-ENERGY NEXUS - Dehradun

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 32    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The study tries to assess the energy and GHG emission footprint of municipal water along with its life cycle in urban human settlements in the city of Dehradun. The findings of the research indicate the most pressing issues the city faces and the tremendous scope for improving the services efficiency and resource-sufficiency, equity and resilience of the system. The study recommends an integrated systemic approach to reduce the consumption of virgin water and water stress, and to ensure equitable distribution and access to safe and healthy water, thus ensuring self-sustaining urban water systems.'

WATER-ENERGY NEXUS - Bhubaneswar

WATER-ENERGY NEXUS - Bhubaneswar

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 24    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The study tries to assess the energy and GHG emission footprint of municipal water along with its life cycle in urban human settlements in the city of Bhubaneswar. The findings of the research indicate the most pressing issues the city faces and the tremendous scope for improving the services efficiency and resource-sufficiency, equity and resilience of the system. The study recommends an integrated systemic approach to reduce the consumption of virgin water and water stress, and to ensure equitable distribution and access to safe and healthy water, thus ensuring self-sustaining urban water systems.'

Development Alternatives Watershed Catalogue

Development Alternatives Watershed Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 16    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This catalogue is a compilation of all major publications on watershed development work, produced by Development Alternatives Group over the years. It comprises Reports, Articles and Audio Visuals.



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