Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Data Democracy Index?

One of the many outcomes of the Pulse Lab Jakarta event on Data Innovation for Policy Makers this past week was the concept of a Data Democracy Index. The idea is that different countries around the world use public data … Continue reading

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Your Weekly Tesseract

Warning: This post makes gratuitous use of pop cultural imagery that might ruin your weekend fun at the movie Interstellar.  If only we could recast the past. If only we could shape the future. This is the stuff of Science Fiction, but … Continue reading

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[Film Review] In Search of the Riyal

In collaboration with a reputed non-profit organization in the United States, the Centre for Knowledge Societies has embarked on a project to document Nepali workers migrating to the Gulf. As part of the ongoing research, the team watched a documentary … Continue reading

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Nesta @ Adianta – About Scaling up, methods and viability .

Earlier this morning, a trio of researchers and skills team folks showed up at the Vihara Innovation Campus (yes it was pre-planned, and not really a random ‘Hey, we dropped by for tea and scones before we fly out to London’ … Continue reading

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A breakfast session with Madeleine Gabriel: Scale Up Social Innovations

The Adianta School extends its heartiest welcome to Madeleine Gabriel – Principal Researcher at NESTA (UK’s nodal agency for innovation) and Kirsten Bound, who are here to share their insights on “How Social Innovations could Scale?” Any social entrepreneur would love to be part of a massive societal change and … Continue reading

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Simplified Visuals: Dekho aur samjho

As we set out to redesign the Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day (VHSND), one of our major concerns was to provide information to beneficiaries, who mostly remain illiterate. We discovered that the answer lies in semiotics: creating a visual … Continue reading

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Repositioning Contraceptives Methods- Boosting Public Acceptance

Perceptions revolving around Family Planning as a concept varies from culture to culture, place to place, home to home.  Though the basic idea of Family Planning is present in the cities of Bihar but it is mostly thought of in … Continue reading

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Combating Diarrhoea in Bihar with ‘Daast Shastra’

While the VHSND (Village Health, Sanitation, Nutrition Day) Redesign team keeps a tab on every issue regarding Maternal and Child Health, one of the most critical issues that affect the child’s health in the growing years is childhood diseases. Of these, … Continue reading

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Of Hackathons and Education App Development ( Google’s first ever for Chrome)

To help address reading challenges amongst primary aged children in  India, Google,READAlliance,  USAID,  Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS) and 10,000 Startups India came together to pilot the Chrome App Developer Challenge for Education (http://cks.in/chrome-app-developer-challenge/) The initiation event of the Google … Continue reading

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STUN at SWE – Delhi , NE Festival (aka Start-up Tunnel at Start-up Weekend – Delhi, North East Festival)

Not too long ago, here at the Vihara Innovation Campus, we launched our very own start-up incubator, called the Start-up Tunnel or then simply, STUN. Bringing in a bunch of people with great ideas, but nowhere to go from there, … Continue reading

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