A Stitch in TimeA Stitch in Time profiles Operation Mojari in Rajasthan and Kolhapuri project in Athani, Karnataka. One-and-a-half million people earn their living off leatherwork in India. These unorganized artisans have long been saddled with outdated technology and designs. To improve the livelihood generation potential of this sector, the Government of India in partnership with UNDP launched the National Leather Development Programme.
A world of Her OwnA film on women and their dependence on natural resources for livelihood.
Breaking the MythICT in the Hands of Poor Women" in India have transformed themselves into self confident and successful entrepreneurs by gaining ICT skills. This project is funded by the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund.
Consultation on The Changing Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Creating a Sustainable FutureA roundtable consultation on the changing role of corporate social responsibility in creating a sustainable future was held in New Delhi on 12 October 2012. During the consultation, Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator stressed on the scope and need for partnerships as a way for the industry to work cohesively towards a defined and important set of issues that, in turn, respond to the most pressing development challenges. Many leading corporations such as TATA, Biocon, Bharti and Mahindra presented key learnings from their initiatives on the ground in the field of education, community health, financial inclusion, women empowerment and sustainability while working with the most marginalized and excluded communities.
Dance with Hands Held TightEighty percent of rural women in India are engaged in livelihoods that are dependent on natural resources. This intense relationship throws up a whole range of issues and questions. Does the policy recognize this intensity? Do we all value the knowledge systems, which may have developed among these women? How have women coped with coercion from state in their efforts to access natural resources? The film explores these questions through four focused engagements. The fisherwomen off the coast of Karnataka are distraught and distressed today. The fish catch on which they and their families have lived on has gone down. The Apatani Women of Ziro, the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh have controlled their unique fish-paddy agriculture for many years. However, the future of this agriculture is unsure. The adivasi (indigenous people) and dalit (SCs) women of Kashipur, the eastern state of Orissa have taken their fight over rights of Hill Broom, directly into the courtyard of the state. Not only this, the women of Sonebhadra, the central state of Uttar Pradesh have braved bullets and physical abuse of the state to protect their land from being taken over.
Dark TimesThis film focuses on the plight of cotton farmers and farmer suicides in the Yevatmal district in eastern Maharashtra after the collapse of the agriculture system. It also highlights the need for farmers to secure appropriate market price for the produce, concessions from the government and so on.
Energy, Water and Food Security for AllLise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity for world leaders, activists and experts to discuss ways to solve three of the greatest challenges facing India today- water, food and energy security.
Green GoldIndia has a quarter of the world’s bamboo reserves which have the potential to generate livelihoods and help reduce our dependence on timber. This film profiles the Cane and Bamboo Sub-Programme, a joint effort of the Ministry of Textiles and the UNDP.
India Social Good Summit 2014: Dr Rohan PaulDr Rohan Paul, Co-founder, Assistive Technologies Group, works on technologies and innovations that can enable the visually impaired, to be independently mobile. Dr Paul was a part of the speaker’s panel at the India Social Good Summit 2014 held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi on September 21
India Social Good Summit 2014: Dr. Anshu BharadwajDr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Scientist, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, believes that through crowdsourcing, new drugs for neglected diseases can be found. Dr. Bharadwaj was speaking the India Social Good Summit 2014 held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi on September 21