Visit – Development Matters Monthly Development Update from DHAN Collective Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Humane Trust, Madurai gives flood relief fund Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:17:49 +0000 It started raining during June 2009, so farmers sowed various crops but rain was not sufficient for agriculture and the people suffered a lot, government declared as drought affected area. People were facing drinking water problem and fodder shortage for animals. There were no employment opportunities to those men and women who relied on [...]]]> Recognition for addressing water issues Tue, 05 Oct 2010 11:12:38 +0000 Survival and economic income of human being is decided by the availability of water resource, which is finite. The tanks established by our ancestors, still standing as a backbone of agriculture, are the only source of fresh water for the entire communities in the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. Presently most of the water bodies [...]]]> IWMI consultation workshop Tue, 05 Oct 2010 07:52:21 +0000 I attended a three-day consultation workshop on June 28 – 30, 2010 in Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by International Water Management Institute (IWMI). There were two representatives – myself from DHAN Foundation and one professor from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), from India, attended the workshop. There were about 30 participants including [...]]]> Barka’s building partnerships to eradicate poverty in Poland Tue, 05 Oct 2010 07:20:27 +0000 The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is an independent research organization that promotes sustainable development and innovation in housing through research and knowledge transfer. They award World Habitat Awards (2) in a year for the initiative that provides practical and innovative solutions to the current housing needs and problems through out the world. [...]]]> Experience of participation in the National Conference on Water at Bhopal Tue, 05 Oct 2010 05:59:45 +0000 I participated in the National Conference on Water; the theme was “Efficient Water Management: Challenges and Solutions” during 25 – 26th June, 2010 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. This conference was organized by Baskar Foundation with the support of Water Digest and Government of Madhya Pradesh. Primary purpose of this conference is to share the experience [...]]]> Participation in the GEF Assembly held at Uruguay Thu, 30 Sep 2010 06:00:46 +0000 Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an international organization promoted by World Bank and UN organizations to build sustainable environment. It was promoted at the beginning of nineties and more than 184 countries are members, inclusive of developing and under developed countries. India became member of GEF in the year 1994 and it is one of [...]]]> Chithirai festival 2010 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 06:57:37 +0000 Before writing down my experiences of the Chithirai festival, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Annerieke Nijenhuis, student from the Netherlands. I’m participating in the course, International Business and Management studies, at Avans University for Applied Science, at Breda. At the moment I’m doing an internship at DHAN Foundation and INAFI India. [...]]]>