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Labour Progression Tool : moving a step ahead towards saving lives

There is nothing better if a tool can help in saving lives, Labour Progression Tool or Partograph is referred to record data for managing labour thereby saving lives. Existing tool is paper based requires to be modified or redesign to … Continue reading

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Public Presentations from each Innovation Breakout

The Breakout session discussions at the Health Public conclave eventually filtered into constructive results as innovative conceptualizing sessions rolled out in form of presentations based off six major key challenges recognized. With valuable inputs from our imminent panelists, thought-driven initiatives on innovation … Continue reading

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The Sustainability of Social Enterprise

Social enterprise has its roots closely interlinked with development and philanthropic models, with charities, NGOs and non-profits. In the early days, they relied heavily on grants and donations. As Sir Ronald Cohen (the so-called ‘Father of Social Investment’) says, many … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future of Social Entrepreneurship

via @Forbes It’s that time of the year – everyone’s making lists of the best and worst of the past year, predicting what the future holds in the coming year, and trying to identify the trends that have defined – … Continue reading

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Revolutionize Agriculture with Solar Power

Greenpeace came up with a brilliant initiative of the installations of solar based irrigation system at Purnea & Vaishali districts of Bihar. Looking at the poor irrigation facilities due to unavailability of electric supply and availability of abundant sunshine in … Continue reading

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MicroGrids: A sustainable alternative?

I came across an article: “Microgrids: The Way of the Future?”, that interestingly captures the relevance of the smart-grid concept that we are trying to develop in our fourth edition of the Design Public Conclave. Under the current scenario of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Amit Bhatt from Embarq India

Previously we have blogged about expert interviews for nimble agriculture and equitable water. Our third challenge track is Smarter Cities. In the process of reaching out to the experts, I interviewed Amitt Bhatt, of Embarq India, a non-profit organization which … Continue reading

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An Interview with Tahira from Embarq India

One of the important challenges for developing a smart city is to build an efficient transport network. To understand what is needed to build and intelligent transport model,I interviewed Tahira Thekaekara of Embarq India, a not-for-profit organization with a mission … Continue reading

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A conversation with Sriganesh from LIRNEAsia

As the Design Public conclave is drawing closer, we are reaching out to experts to develop our four challenge tracks. In this process I interviewed Mr. Sriganesh Lokananthan, Senior Research Manager at LIRNEasia, a regional information and communication technology, policy … Continue reading

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Grassroots innovation for menstrual hygiene

While there has been so much brouhaha about India’s efforts towards achieving Total Sanitation, we still lack a focus towards some basic personal hygiene practices, like the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation. India claims an abysmally low usage of … Continue reading

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