Author Archives: Pranav Sarin

The Seven Steps to Reading: In Bangalore

   

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Talking READing in Bangalore: Notes from the READ Alliance Innovation Workshop part 3

The first question is thrown out to the audience:What would you want to change in the education system in India? Some of the answers that emerged:

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Bak Bak 20*20: A Live Blog of PKN Presentations

If it is true that the quality and character of our institutions is determined by the way in which we communicate. If it is true that we are communicating in dramatically new ways and if it is true that there … Continue reading

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5 Innovations for Early Grade Reading : A Live Account of Presentations

Participants collaborated by voting for 5 short listed ideas, out of the 20 we heard earlier, that were then worked on further. These emerging teams engaged in a 30 minute ideation session addressing scalability, implementation and sustainability of ideas. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Enhancing Ideas for EGR: The hum of the room

The space was abuzz with teams talking through the 5 most voted-for ideas -arguing value propositions, execution and viability.  Groups discussed solutions through the lens of implementation, scalability and sustainability. Group 1, Read and Unite, discussed how to develop strategies … Continue reading

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Challenges in Early Grade Reading: A Live Blog on #7s2r

The READ Alliance launched its Seven Steps to Reading report synopsis on March 13th, earlier this year. Over the following weeks, tweet marathons have harnessed public opinion and understanding of these seven steps. Today, participants of the Early Grade Reading … Continue reading

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#CivIL Waste Management Workshop: here’s what’s in store!

An important outcome of the last CivIL study session , was the need to focus on a specific public service challenge, understand it well, and imagine potential solutions to improve its delivery. We decided to focus on Waste Management as … Continue reading

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This Past Week in Bihar — Toilet Design Edition

We visited Population Services international to understand their 3SI initiative that looks to provide toilets to households in villages across 8 districts of Bihar. Their approach looks at solidifying supply chains and simultaneously generating demand among users. We looked at … Continue reading

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Outlining an Ecosystem for Civic Innovation

How do a group of designers, entrepreneurs, development sector professionals and policy specialists attempt to define the organizational structure of a Civic Innovation Lab? What existing models do they follow? How do they begin to attribute structure to the concept … Continue reading

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Can Open Data Democratize Access to Water?

  This was a key question that arose while the group brainstormed a list of challenge areas in water management. There was consensus in the need to democratize the access to water supplies across various neighborhoods and areas of the … Continue reading

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