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October 4, 2021 Lessons from the Swachh Bharat Mission experience
Pop culture icons like Gabbar Singh are painted on the walls of a toilet complex in New Delhi (Image: Project Raahat, Enactus)
October 1, 2021 Community videos as a tool to influence behaviour change and adoption in rural communities
Community videos are produced by farmers themselves and feature local participants and agents from the rural communities themselves (Image: Digital Green)
September 9, 2021 An innovative initiative for awareness building and communication on water quality issues
Fluoride contamination is leaving villagers crippled, while authorities struggle to find solutions. (Image: India Water Portal)
September 4, 2021 Committed to use the power of all forms of communication to bring about behavioral change and transformation at scale
Villagers participating in shramdaan for making watershed structures (Image: Paani Foundation)
September 3, 2021 Safe water learning cards being used to train a wide spectrum of stakeholders
Different combinations of safe water learning cards can be customised for a session based on the target audience (Image: INREM)
August 11, 2021 A summary of conversations with Mr. Parameshwar Hegde, Director (ISA), Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Government of Karnataka
At the district level, Karnataka has engaged Implementation Support Agencies (ISA) who are involved in IEC
Understanding the thinking behind IEC in large programs
Lessons from the Swachh Bharat Mission experience Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Our governing ministries in the Centre and in States plan several programs every year for the overall betterment of lives and livelihoods of the masses, and many of them require people to under

Pop culture icons like Gabbar Singh are painted on the walls of a toilet complex in New Delhi (Image: Project Raahat, Enactus)
Community videos: By the community, for the community
Community videos as a tool to influence behaviour change and adoption in rural communities Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

The Paudi Bhuyan tribe in Odisha are one of the most primitive and vulnerable communities in the count

Community videos are produced by farmers themselves and feature local participants and agents from the rural communities themselves (Image: Digital Green)
Transforming wall paintings into speaking walls
An innovative initiative for awareness building and communication on water quality issues Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 1 week ago

If you travel to rural India, you can find wall paintings near bus stands or compound walls of schools or walls of a Panchayat office adorned with messages.

Fluoride contamination is leaving villagers crippled, while authorities struggle to find solutions. (Image: India Water Portal)
Behaviour change by design, not by accident
Design processes if followed diligently can lead to robust interventions that have an effective impact Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Over the last 10 years or so, I have engaged in designing behaviour change interventions that have been rolled out by governments, foundations, NGO

Total Sanitation Campaign program of the Government of India (Image: UNICEF and Department of Drinking Water Supply, GoI)
How Paani Foundation harnesses the power of communication for social transformation
Committed to use the power of all forms of communication to bring about behavioral change and transformation at scale Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Paani Foundation was created in 2016, with the vision of making Maharashtra drought-free. From 2016 to 2019, Paani Foundation organized four Water Cup competitions, whose main objective was to make villages water secure through watershed development.

Villagers participating in shramdaan for making watershed structures (Image: Paani Foundation)
Learning about safe water practices and solutions
Safe water learning cards being used to train a wide spectrum of stakeholders Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

If you are a practitioner, working in the areas of water and sanitation, it is likely that you are building capacities of different people. What if you had a simple but versatile tool that can help build awareness and capacities; that can surface questions and answers and do this for communities, government officials and CSOs?

Different combinations of safe water learning cards can be customised for a session based on the target audience (Image: INREM)
Tiny bytes of safe water education
How safe water learning cards can be further contextualized for training the frontline workers Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

One of the key goals of every participatory program on water and sanitation is the creation of awareness, leading to behavior change.

Dividing complex issues into neat modular flash cards (Image: INREM)
Best practices in IEC-HRD to engage rural communities based on JJM - Karnataka experience
A summary of conversations with Mr. Parameshwar Hegde, Director (ISA), Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Government of Karnataka Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months 1 week ago

What does IEC-HRD mean for large-scale programs such as Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)?

At the district level, Karnataka has engaged Implementation Support Agencies (ISA) who are involved in IEC
Defunct Delhi power plant could soon turn into a waste-to-energy unit
iwpsuperadmin posted 6 years ago
Delhi government mulls converting the defunct Rajghat power unit into a waste-to-energy plant
The Delhi government is looking for ways to utilize the machinery that lies unused in the now defunct Rajghat Thermal Power Plant and is seriously consid
Facilitating social transformation: An NGO's experiment with communities and toilets
iwpsuperadmin posted 6 years 8 months ago

The mere presence of toilets does very little to change sanitation behaviour in the absence of community ownership and participation. A decade ago, this was more or less the story of Tiruchirapalli, one of the least hygienic cities in the country then.

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