Inauguration of the first women-led solar mini-grid in Mihinpurwa, Uttar Pradesh

Development Alternatives, in collaboration with Transform Rural India, recently inaugurated a pioneering 60kWp solar mini-grid in Mihinpurwa, Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh.

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Launch of Shakti Kendra in Badagaon, Jhansi

Development Alternatives has recently inaugurated its first Shakti Kendra on this Republic Day in Badagaon, Jhansi, marking a significant stride towards sustainability and women empowerment.

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Development Alternatives Participates in PAANIWATER Stakeholder Meet held by NEERI (Nagpur)

Development Alternatives and TARA together participated in the General Assembly of the PAANIWATER Project which was held at the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Efforts were made to ensure sustainability of drinking and wastewater technologies. 200 Indian Airforce Officers were trained on wastewater treatment and reuse at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Livelihoods India Summit 2023

Development Alternatives participated in the Livelihoods India Summit 2023 held from 17th to 18th January 2024 in New Delhi.

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Eleven-Twelve-Thirteen Affordable Housing in Climate and Resource Constrained India

Zeenat Niazi, Senior Vice President, Development Alternatives spoke at the CRDT Foundation Day in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She described DA’s 40-year journey in shaping sustainable housing solutions from climate-resistant materials to community-driven initiatives, and how DA is tackling affordability, access, and environmental impact across rural and urban landscapes.

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Workshop on Social Innovation approach with Gram Vaani volunteers in Jhansi

A one-day workshop was conducted with 15 Gram Vaani volunteers in Jhansi on the social innovation approach of micro-enterprise development. The session was conducted to orient the volunteers on listening and co-creation processes as per social innovation methodology.

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Memorandum of Understanding signed on exploring feasibility of introducing Green Cement in Nepal for an Eco-Friendly Future

Department of Mines & Geology, Government of Nepal, Nepal Cement Manufacturers’ Association (NCMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of the Limestone Calcined Clay (LC3) in Nepal with TARA (Technology & Action for Rural Advancement). This launch is a counter offensive against the adverse effects of Climate Change and to reduce Nepal’s Carbon footprint.

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USAID India's Coastal and Marine Conservation Activity Pre-Solicitation Workshop

Development Alternatives participated in the USAID pre-solicitation workshop on Marine and Coastal Conservation in Bengaluru. USAID representatives discussed initiatives, strategies, and objectives of their coastal and marine interventions. The workshop included guidance on responding to USAID solicitations and successful stakeholder engagement.

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

On the 9th of January 2024, Development Alternatives Group, New Delhi, organised a Policy Frameworks working group consultation for the project ‘Transforming the Built Environment through Sustainable Materials’, with the support of the XIM, Bhubaneswar.

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A one-day consultation on scaling inclusive entrepreneurship

A consultation on ‘Exploring Pathways to Scale Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Uttar Pradesh’ was hosted by Development Alternatives (DA) along with the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) on 29th November 2023 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

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