Connecting Himalyan Communities

The himalyan is a mountain range globally recognised as hotbed of ecological biodiversity. It spreads over 2500 kms in length and it is estimated to 300 kms wide. The region encompasses ecologically sensitive zones and is home to mainly ethnicities, economics and culture. Typically, the himalyas pass through countries such as India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan,…

Connecting North Eastern Himalayas

The North East Indian States constitute 7.9% of India’s geographical area; and as per the last census of 2011, are a 3.8% of the population. The formation of East Bengal and Burma at the time of independence from the United Kingdom is recognised as a rather tangible break in the once better networked economic geography…

6th e-North East Award 2016 Summit

There are plenty of digital innovations happening in the North East region, with the coming-of-age bright entrepreneurial minds, putting together brilliant ideas for implementation in the region and ensuring a technical facelift to the development process of North East India. The e-North East Award Summit is a first-of-its-kind flagship event of North East Development Foundation…

North East Social Impact Award 2015

It has always been a critical issue to adopt and implement sound and sustainable development practices in North East Region (NER) of India. Widely, factors around key development and governance issues has been discussed and debated quite often than late, more in the context of how resources are spent and sustained on the ground benefiting…

4th e-North East Award 2013

The power of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools and applications to empower people and communities is universally acknowledged now. Digital solutions and innovations have enhanced the capacity to deliver services as well as to access services with affordability and accessibility. The societies worldwide have embarked upon innovating and adopting ICT means and platforms to improvise…

ICTs and Environmental Sustainability

The issues around environmental sustainability and climate change have emerged at no less critical stage of development and growth process across the globe. World over, the areas around these issues have been discussed, and debated as to how to address the crucial challenges impacting our environments and climates as a retrogressive impact out of our…

Transforming Public Libraries

The role of libraries and librarians in society continues to evolve, especially with the advent of new technologies. While libraries were conceived in a period of information scarcity,ntoday’s networked world provides public access to unlimited amounts of digital information. Libraries have become central places for learning, innovation, and community gathering, as libraries have tremendous potential…

Labour & Development

The Government of India has introduced four labour codes – the Code on Wages, Social Security Code, Industrial Relations Code, and Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code which are supposed to replace the 29 labour laws. Since 90% of India’s workforce is in the unorganized sector, the Government of India wants to ensure than…