• My Sugar School

    The prosperous sugar belt of Western Maharashtra requires sugarcane cutters by lakhs. As a result, there is heavy migration to this area. Children of these migrants are most affected as they have to change their home and forego their education. The Government and some NGOs are providing education to them. The film explores their efforts through the eyes of one such student ‘Pushpa’ who dreams of becoming a pilot.

  • Partnering with UNDP to Rehabilitate Manual Scavengers

    UNDP’s partnership with civil society group Jan Sahas is demonstrating that it is possible to create decent livelihoods free from discrimination and which ensures dignity for former manual scavengers, says Jan Sahas Convenor Asif Shaikh. Two hundred women are receiving training in tailoring to enable them to work at “Dignity&Design” an apparel label launched by former women manual scavengers in Madhya Pradesh. In other villages, women have leased government ponds for fish farming and set up small businesses such as producing and selling incense sticks. The challenge ahead according to him, is for society and governments to replicate these models across the country.

  • Rehana: A Quest For Freedom

    This film is about aspirations and freedom. It presents the life and work of Rehana Adib who works with women from marginalized communities in Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. As a woman from a minority community, a mother of six, a challenger of traditions, and a crusader for social change – the film tries to understand the genesis of the emergence of a leader.

  • Social Good and India

    In an interview at the India+SocialGood Summit in Mumbai, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator discusses India’s progress in achieving the MDGs; outlines key challenges of inequality, poverty reduction and climate change; and says social media helps link people with solutions to institutions that can bring these solutions to scale.

  • Whose Water?

    This film explores the notion of state ownership of natural resources, and demonstrates how water structures set up with support from Government of India-UNDP pro-poor initiative programme have enabled villagers to grow two crops at a time. The programme has also resulted in increase in water table, reduction in migration and strengthening of community action in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

  • Wings

    To enhance the skills and knowledge of our labour force, UNDP in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has initiated a project on developing skills and knowledge of the labour force for improved livelihoods and living standards.