Gram Varta Evaluation

Gram Varta Evaluation

This project began with the goal of evaluating a multi-pronged health, nutrition, and sanitation intervention, Gram Varta, in rural Bihar. It has now progressed to investigating the social determinants of health in the Indian context.
This project began with the goal of evaluating a multi-pronged health, nutrition, and sanitation intervention, Gram Varta, in rural Bihar. It has now progressed to investigating the social determinants of health in the Indian context.
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Curiosity to aid learning and motivation in schools

Curiosity to aid learning and motivation in schools

In 2016, 47 million youth in India dropped out of school by 10th standard; 32.3% of the dropouts in the age 10 – 14 cite ‘lack of motivation in class’ as a reason for discontinuing school. Next, ASER surveys from 2007 to 2017, and PISA 2009 reports also indicate that learning levels of the majority of kids in Indian schools is very low, and has not improved substantially over the years.
In 2016, 47 million youth in India dropped out of school by 10th standard; 32.3% of the dropouts in the age 10 – 14 cite ‘lack of motivation in class’ as a reason for discontinuing school. Next, ASER surveys from 2007 to 2017, and PISA 2009 reports also indicate that learning levels of the majority of kids in Indian schools is very low, and has not improved substantially over the years.
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Establishing the State Climate Change Centre (SCCC) in the State of Gujarat

Establishing the State Climate Change Centre (SCCC) in the State of Gujarat

The project activities will be jointly carried out at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Gandhinagar.
The project activities will be jointly carried out at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Gandhinagar.
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Nature in InterAsia: Biodiversity in Conservation in India, China, and Bhutan

Nature in InterAsia: Biodiversity in Conservation in India, China, and Bhutan

Community-based projects involve multiple actors, institutions and discourses to define, contest, re-interpret and enforce ideas and claims over nature, making it a complex socio-political process. This project aims to understand the types of conflicts and contestations over ideas of nature.
Community-based projects involve multiple actors, institutions and discourses to define, contest, re-interpret and enforce ideas and claims over nature, making it a complex socio-political process. This project aims to understand the types of conflicts and contestations over ideas of nature.
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The effects of reverse migration on indigenous communities following India’s COVID-19 induced lockdown.”

The effects of reverse migration on indigenous communities following India’s COVID-19 induced lockdown.”

This project seeks to assess the effects of reverse migration during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in 2020 on indigenous communities in real time. The project is focused around two central issues. The first is to document the relations between village residents and returning migrants in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This project seeks to assess the effects of reverse migration during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in 2020 on indigenous communities in real time. The project is focused around two central issues. The first is to document the relations between village residents and returning migrants in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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