Social Development Society (SDS)

Social Development Society (SDS) is a charitable organisation based in Kerala. Focus Areas: Education , Training, Humanitarian Relief, Disaster Management and Climate Change. Mr.Anohar John Phone: +91-9037919912 Email: mranoharjohn@yahoo.com 15/1850,Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum, Kerala

By | 2017-08-12T05:37:01+00:00 August 12th, 2017|India|

Global Narratives Project: Indian Pilot to Develop and Test Climate Change Narratives and Engage New Audiences

The project trains national organisations in the skills for developing distinct narratives that can address different audiences, values and cultural identities. It will convert established testing  methods (such as interviews, focus groups and surveys) into simple approaches that can be applied cheaply by any organisation, even in poorer countries. The project is conducted by CAN [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:26:05+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Activities, India|

Evidence Based Advocacy For Eco-Village Development In South Asia

CANSA and INFORSE will be involved in Advocacy and Campaigning at district, state, national, and regional levels for the promotion of village-based low carbon, pro-poor climate solutions as part of national climate policies proposed for UNFCCC. As an essential basis for this, they will use the evidence collected and compiled from the implementation of low-carbon, [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:25:29+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Activities, India|

Taragram Yatra 2016

Taragram Yatra is an annual flagship event of Development Alternatives Group and is a journey of cross learning and knowledge sharing among development practitioners. It engages leading minds and creates a narrative to change the status quo and aims to attain sustainability in policy and practice. For 2016, the selected theme for the Yatra was [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:24:59+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Activities, India|

Rising Sea Levels and Lack of Embankment Protection Rising Sea Level

Rising sea levels and river dynamics such as strong tidal surges put together are causing the breach of embankments, which leads to coastal flooding and destruction of lives and livelihood of the community. Flooding of about 40% of the island area occurs during April to September each year, creating a hapless condition for the islander dwellers. The river embankments in [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:24:09+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Activities, India|

Workshop on Building Climate Resilience & Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the State of Uttar Pradesh

When climate agreement was reached in Paris in last December with an aim to limit climate change, at ground level it necessitated enhanced action. National action plan and state action plan prepared at sub-national level have never been so relevant than now to build resilient society. Concrete planning and follow up action is paramount to [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:23:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Activities, India|

From Risk to Resilience

Risks as perceived by communities go beyond the scope of what is recognised in international frameworks. Of the three major frameworks signed in 2015, each has its own focus area. The Sendai Framework looks at disaster risk reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at development issues and the Paris Agreement at climate change. Yet, all [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:23:07+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Activities, India|

Promoting Pro-Poor Low Carbon Development Strategies in India & Sri Lanka

Globally climate change and continued poverty are probably the two largest, long-term challenges for human development. If developing countries plan their development with the energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions that minimise their increases in emissions and at the same time contribute to poverty reduction, they can embark on sustainable development paths avoiding the erroneous [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:22:45+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Activities, India, Sri Lanka|

Shaping Stakeholders’ Opinion In India for An Equitable And Ambitious Global Climate Agreement In 2015

The Mobilisation project aims to engage a wide range of stakeholders in India to discuss and disseminate options for an equitable and ambitious global climate agreement in COP21. The technical papers and consultations at state and national level will take inputs from state governments, various sectoral ministries, think-tanks and CSOs to inform the positions by [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:22:00+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Activities, India|

India’s Triple Challenge: Growth, Development and Climate Change

India’s goals for economic growth are ambitious; the Indian Government is aiming to achieve human development on a par with EU countries. There is also an intention to deliver ‘access to electricity for all’ in India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term in office. At the same time, India is a country that is [...]

By | 2017-06-10T09:18:56+00:00 November 5th, 2015|India, Reports|