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At the IRDR 7th Annual Conference, University College London, the Pragya UK Team presented its model #DRRIS for the Last Mile is an innovative process of dynamic risk governance and #disaster response spanning communities, government and responders, towards collaborative disaster information management, #risk reduction co-decision and multi-stakeholder response coordination. The team shared the model during the poster session on ‘Global Challenges and Advances in Disaster Risk Reduction’.

The model is being piloted across 800 villages in 4 Himalayan districts of Uttarakhand, India and was among the ‘Top 20 Innovations’ for Risk Award conferred at Sendai WCDRR 2015.

#IRDR7th #Switch2Sendai
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22/06/2017
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Even after 2 years since the disaster struck, the Pragya team in Nepal continues to reach out to #earthquake ravaged communities in Dhading, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot districts. The team's recent initiatives have included providing guidance on psycho-social / trauma counselling to school teachers, providing essential teaching aids to schools.

The team along with its local partners have also been setting up community toilets and conducting sessions on importance of safe #water and #sanitation.

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22/05/2017
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The Pragya India team organised a multi-stakeholder workshop last week on ‘Primary Prevention of #Violence against #Women of Ethnic Minority Communities’. At the event held on 16th May, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, the participants from academia, civil society, government and international development agencies put forward their views and recommendations on primary prevention of #VAW and shared best practices and success stories. Prof. Krishna Menon [School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi] was Guest of Honour for the occasion.

Here are some photographs from the event that is part of a Pragya initiative supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

#EVAW #SDG5 #UNTF

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22/05/2017
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Pragya is promoting community anchored model for #ClimateSmartAgriculture. The model was shared by Ms. Sejuti Basu at the Conference on Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture (#CSA) by CII India with technical support from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 21 April in Mumbai, India. She spoke at a panel chaired by Dr. AVR Kesava Rao of ICRISAT on 'Strategies for Adopting CSA and Accelerating Inclusive Growth' along with representatives from Samunnati Financial Services and IRICS.

The Pragya initiative facilitates youth farm extension workers to provide weather data, crop advisory, services for soil testing etc to improve capacity of small farmers in remote #Himalayan villages to adapt to #climatechange and minimise food insecurities. It also facilitates women farmers to adopt improved farming techniques and to grow nutritive crops for their families. The ICT enabled crop advisory services developed as part of this initiative received "ICT for Mountain Development Award" on International Mountain Day, December 2016.

#foodsecurity #resilience #SustainableAgriculture
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29/04/2017
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Mr. Ankit Jaiswal represented Pragya at the consultative workshop by #NDMA on review of National Disaster Management Plan (#NDMP) on 12-13 April 2017, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India.

Mr. Kiren Rijiju, the Hon'ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, India in his inaugural address stressed on cooperation between international, inter governmental and regional agencies and the need for various proactive measures. The Pragya team is currently implementing such a model - 'DMS Himalaya" in 4 districts of Uttarakhand, India for proactive disaster risk governance. The initiative is developing community capacity and grassroots stakeholder collaboration for #DRR through early warning and relief needs communication for swift response.

#Switch2Sendai #resilience #DRR
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29/04/2017
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Pragya is helping rebuild lives and #livelihoods of people in some of the remotest villages in Dhading, Sindhupalchok districts of #Nepal - that were among the worst hit in 2015 earthquake. With over 100 polyhouses for vegetable farming as well as plastic ponds to irrigate small farms, bee-hives for apiculture and associated trainings and continued handholding, we are helping communities diversify their sources of income and develop #resilience.

Pragya and its grassroots partners are also working with schools and communities to re-build water and sanitation structures in the disaster hit villages and restore learning aids in affected schools.

Join our efforts... Thousands of families in rural Nepal that survived the worst #earthquake in the region over last 80 years, still need your support...
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24/03/2017
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As part of its initiatives addressing those left behind in development process, including migrants and the #urban #poor, the Pragya team reached out to residents of urban #slum in Sector 28 in the Millenium City - Gurgaon, India. Hidden in the shadows of the glittering cityscape, the residents in such slums face daily drudgery due to severe lack of space, shortage of water, electricity and lack access to welfare services.

The Pragya team conducted a free #health check up and medicine distribution camp (General & Gynaecological) at the slum. Inspite of a cold, rain soaked day, large crowd of people turned up including a large number of children, women and elderly. Nutrition deficiencies and related diseases were rampant as observed by the doctors. The Pragya team provided instructions on medication, hygiene. We are happy to share some photographs from the event.

Support our efforts as we continue to work for the most marginalised communities. Donate today: https://www.pragya.org/donateindia.php
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09/01/2017
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Pragya is implementing a Welfare Services Program in Madhepura district in northern Bihar, India. As part of the initiative we are operating a "Mobile Vikas Kendra (MVK)" (Mobile Development Unit) in the district which doubles up as a supplementary #education center for children and a mobile #health clinic.

Officials from the Indian Railways, ALSTOM Foundation and Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt Ltd inaugurated the unit at a recent event in Madhepura. The initiative met with appreciation and excitement from the residents of villages in the district, who otherwise suffer from inadequate access to healthcare services and has a high number of dropouts / out of school children.

Pragya has also set up a Resource Center for skill building and related services in the area. 
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Digital Crop Advisory - the Pragya initiative for improving food security of Himalayan small #farmer households, won this year’s ICIMOD 's ICT for Mountain Development Award announced on #InternationalMountainDay2016.

The small and marginal farmers in the #Himalayas have limited land available for cultivation, extremely short growing season in-between the freezing snow-bound winter months. They are increasingly facing challenges due to changing #climate and unpredictable weather patterns. Weather and farm technology extension services have failed to reach the farmers in the remote Himalayan villages. Hence these farm households often face seasonal food shortage and hunger.

Pragya has developed a comprehensive #digital database that offers advisory to farmers to select the crops best suited for their farm based on altitude and weather information. It also offers advice on techniques to improve crop production and precautionary measures to avoid damage to crops from pest attacks or extreme weather events. Available in English as well as local language, the database enables farmers to access regularly updated information for a wide range of crop varieties for commercial and household use. This innovative #ICT solution is a key element of Pragya's food security initiative dedicated to small farmers in remote high altitude villages, which includes a range of essential support services such as timely weather alerts, soil testing, trainings on improved farm technologies, near-at-hand processing facilities, linkages for agri-enterprises and marketing etc.

Know more about the award at: http://www.icimod.org/?q=25132
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As part of its #education, skill building and #healthcare initiatives in Madhepura district, Bihar, India, Pragya has set up a Resource Center equipped with computer, library and innovative learning aids. The Resource Center would deliver skill building trainings and anchor various awareness and empowerment programmes in the district.

Ms. Manju Devi – Chairman, Zila-Parishad (District Council) of Madhepura inaugurated the center in presence of other dignitaries and community representatives. We are happy to share some of the photographs from the inauguration event here.
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03/12/2016
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