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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.

ShubhKal ...building resilience for a brighter tomorrow

ShubhKal ...building resilience for a brighter tomorrow

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 52    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 9788187395676   

Development Alternatives started working in Bundelkhand more than three decades ago. In an attempt to transform the economy and ecology of Bundelkhand we worked here to build massive programmes for restoring and rebuilding the social and natural processes which resulted in measurable improvement in the lives and livelihoods of the people and in the productivity of their land, water and biological resources. This book, thus, is a tribute to AVM Sahni for his contribution in guiding the sustainable development initiatives. This resulted in community transformation, environmental regeneration and economic sustainability.

Entrepreneurship For Empowerment Bi-monthly bulletin (Issue 2 December 2018)

Entrepreneurship For Empowerment Bi-monthly bulletin (Issue 2 December 2018)

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

The emerging Indian economy is characterised by unparalleled dynamism owing to a new wave of technology and market transitions, as well as structural changes in the macro-economic environment. 'The Entrepreneurship for Empowerment' programme is conceptualised as a response to this dynamism. to enable vulnerable communities to adapt to these changes, and create a culture of entrepreneurship where access to information and opportunities is equitably available among all individuals. This bulletin focusses on strategic partnerships, regional coalition, enterprise development facility, enterprise mela, and other glimpses from ground.

Entrepreneurship For Empowerment Bi-monthly bulletin (Issue 1 September 2018)

Entrepreneurship For Empowerment Bi-monthly bulletin (Issue 1 September 2018)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 10    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The emerging Indian economy is characterised by unparalleled dynamism owing to a new wave of technology and market transitions, as well as structural changes in the macro-economic environment. 'The Entrepreneurship for Empowerment' programme is conceptualised as a response to this dynamism. to enable vulnerable communities to adapt to these changes, and create a culture of entrepreneurship where access to information and opportunities is equitably available among all individuals. This bulletin highlights various aspects of the programme and how it is impacting lives.

Bundelkhand: From Water Stressed to Water Secure..through integrated water management

Bundelkhand: From Water Stressed to Water Secure..through integrated water management

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 2    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This Factsheet analyses the mismanagement of water and highlights the challenges and opportunities for creating solutions for the grave water woes in Bundelkhand. It also focuses on Development Alternatives' unique approach for water management, which is sustainable and inclusive - ensuring 'water for all, and always'.

Self Help Groups and Federations - Building Solidarity and Resilience for Sustainable Action

Self Help Groups and Federations - Building Solidarity and Resilience for Sustainable Action

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 2    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This Factsheet focuses on Self Help Groups (SHGs) in India and analyses the challenges and opportunities for their growth. It also highlights how Development Alternatives builds capacities of SHGs to foster social cohesiveness and develop local leadership of women in the villages of Bundelkhand.

Manual for Fly Ash Brick Making - English

Manual for Fly Ash Brick Making - English

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 44    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This Training Manual provides a detailed step-by-step guide towards production of high quality fly ash bricks. The Fly Ash brick presents a promising solution offering huge potential towards mitigating the negative effects due to traditional brick production, thereby promoting inclusive development in the state.  Since 2012,  DA along with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Bihar State Pollution Control Board have been playing a leading role in enhancing uptake of fly ash bricks in Bihar through capacity building, policy advocacy and enterprise development. This document was released by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in an event organised on 8 September 2020.



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