Monthly Archives: November 2015

Understanding the regional contours of the Early Grade Reading problem in India

Team  READ Alliance conducted a research on the status of early grade reading in India based on extrapolations of different data sources. Here is an excerpt outlining the reading landscape through data about how many children in India are not … Continue reading

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Mapping Appropriate Story Content For Children

CKS is working on a project which looks into early reading for children in India between the age group of 0 to 6 years. Our research is aimed towards understanding reading behaviours, perceptions around reading out loud to children at … Continue reading

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#InnovMAMPU Talks: 1. The MAMPU Innovation Team

The MAMPU Program initiated an Innovation Fund in October, 2014 to encourage civil society organizations to experiment with creative solutions for improving poor women’s access to local governance, essential services, and livelihoods. The Innovation Fund not only provided support to … Continue reading

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Live Blog: How Do We Accelerate Civic Innovation?

After a full day of panels, breakout sessions, and civic innovation demos, the sixth annual Design Public’s final session is a plenary panel to reflect on the day; identify the new services that will transform the way citizens interact with … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Civic Tech Demos

Today’s Civic Tech Demos will see 8 different organizations demonstrate how they function and thus give us a glimpse into how they aim to change our polity. These demos will show us how these vibrant entrepreneurs have leveraged technology to come up with innovative … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Changing Society and Governments (Panel Discussion)

This session will explore the appropriate modes of dialogue and engagement between civil society, the private sector and government. Panelists include Garima Aggarwal, Ashoka Changemaker Schools Program, Maesy Angelina, MAMPU Program (Indonesia) and Jai Dhar Gupta. The panel will be moderated by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, … Continue reading

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Live Blog: The Top-Down-Bottom-Up Smart-City (Panel discussion)

Even as the Smart City concept evolves, the role of the citizen within it remains largely undefined, leaving room for the exploration of approaches, techniques and environments, through which a new agenda for urban India can be crafted. This panel on ‘The Top-Down-Bottom-Up … Continue reading

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Live Blog: What is Civic Innovation?

Following a morning of welcomes by Namrata Mehta and Opening Remarks by Delhi Dialogue Commission’s Namit Arora, the first panel of the sixth annual Design Public will explore how public service delivery need to change in light of rapidly changing ways … Continue reading

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How Do We Accelerate Civic Innovation?

India is witnessing a revolution. The recent civic technology boom led by startups has changed the way citizens engage and interact with each other. Their bottom-up approach to solve on-the-ground issues is commendable. However, to keep up with this growing … Continue reading

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