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Blog series on innovative break-out sessions (2/3): ENERGISE! Participatory program design for water harvesting initiatives
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Blog series on innovative break-out sessions (2/3): ENERGISE! Participatory program design for water harvesting initiatives

India’s water stress is a recurrent thread to urban and rural areas across the country. Increased water demand, climate change vulnerability and pollution of water quality from both the agricultural as well as the domestic and industrial sectors put pressure on the scare resources the country can rely on. On top of that, water availability is determined by monsoons, with summer rains accounting for 75%...

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14 Mar 2017
Blog series on innovative break-out sessions (3/3): ENABLE! Building capacities for water conservation
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Blog series on innovative break-out sessions (3/3): ENABLE! Building capacities for water conservation

The third break-out session, which is part of Ambuja Cement Foundation’s event on World Water Day 2017, puts building capacities for water conservation at the center of discussion. Considering that India sustains nearly 17 per cent of the world’s population but is endowed with just four per cent of global water resources, emphasizes the urgent call for water conservation.  

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17 Mar 2017
Blog series on innovative break-out sessions (1/3): INVOLVE! Stakeholder Mapping for Drinking Water Programs
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Blog series on innovative break-out sessions (1/3): INVOLVE! Stakeholder Mapping for Drinking Water Programs

To commemorate World Water Day 2017, Ambuja Cement Foundation joins hands with 4th Wheel Social Impact (4WSI) to host a participatory dialogue on ‘Co-creating water positive communities”. As part of the event, we are facilitating three break-out sessions on water-related topics, making use of innovative tools and techniques. The objective of these workshop sessions is to build solutions and contribute to the national ‘water’ knowledge...

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06 Mar 2017
Join us in Ahmedabad for another round of interactive brainstorming!
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Join us in Ahmedabad for another round of interactive brainstorming!

Water is highly essential to all three dimensions of sustainability, i.e. social, economic and environmental. It is interlinked to crucial aspects of society, such as food, health and renewable energies. However, it is often overlooked or taken for granted and not explored to a satisfying extent. The UN Secretary General has stressed the importance of national consultations to solve water-related emergencies in the post-2015 development...

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02 Mar 2017
Case Study: Tracing the impact of life skills programs on Quality of Life
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Case Study: Tracing the impact of life skills programs on Quality of Life

Quasi-experimental studies have been proven to be a very insightful and useful approach to evidence the impact of social programs. However, resource intensive field research and high methodological complexity impedes many organizations to undertake this type of evaluation. 4thWheel has been commissioned to undertake a scientifically rigorous evaluation to assess the impact of a life skills program by a renowned NGO in Bangalore. The impact...

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27 Feb 2017
The future of monitoring and evaluation
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The future of monitoring and evaluation

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is being used to bring new voices and broader participation into program diagnosis and enable a wider range of input at a reduced cost. They are enabling evaluators to better manage and pull possible trends out of large data sets. ICTs are being used to help achieve greater inclusion in planning processes. New technologies make it easier to compare and...

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23 Jan 2017
SDG 17: Data and the global goals
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SDG 17: Data and the global goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have paved the way for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the world will strive to achieve over the next fifteen years (2015-2030). Much has been accomplished already, but a key criticism of the MDGs was that there was insufficient attention paid to generating profound data to measure development progress.

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01 Nov 2016
SDG 17: Partnerships and the global goals
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SDG 17: Partnerships and the global goals

Cross-sector partnerships are the ‘development approach of our time’. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are expected to play an increasingly important role in the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda, which has 17 inter-linked and universal Sustainable Development Goals at its core. These partnerships between Governments, NGOs, Corporates and multilateral organisations help to pool core competencies, share risks, responsibilities, resources, costs and benefits. They draw on diverse competencies...

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15 Nov 2016
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