Ecology/ Environment / Ethics / social innovation / women

Tracking social trajectory: Indicators of civilisational maturity

Indian society is passing through a critical phase. The rise of entrepreneurial aspirations, as I said last week, has given rise to a justifiable rise in material and consumptive ambitions. But when these ambitions overtake other values in society, something precious is likely to be sacrificed. Therefore, financial capital should be balanced along with ethical, … Continue reading

Awards / Biodiversity / Creativity / Ecology/ Environment / Innovation / social innovation / Uncategorized / women

Shrimati Ritaben Vora for outstanding contribution in women empowerment, livelihood generation, education on agricultural value addition and organic farming.

Rita Ben Batuk Bhai Vora  (M) : 9428210652 My father pursued the concept of a new training based on Gandhian philosophy, his study, and later in his life he happened to work in such organizations. He studied in Lokbharati Sanosara which emphasised training based on national education / gramachmukh folk philosophy and there after he … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / education / frugal innovations / Innovation / Research / social innovation / technology / women

SRISTI – UNICEF Summer Innovation School 2017

SRISTI Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions SRISTI –  UNICEF Summer Innovation School 2017 संवेदना   C R E A T I V I T Y से   F R O M सृजनशीलता  E M P A T H Y How about working together with other innovation champions  in designing empathetic innovative products, … Continue reading

Awards / Children / Creativity / frugal innovations / Inclusive innovation / Innovation / policy / Start-ups / technology / Uncategorized / women

a legacy of inclusive grassroots innovation

What is common among Santosh Pachar, a lady farmer from Rajasthan, Paresh Panchal, a mechanic from Gujarat, Akash a tenth class student from Tamil Nadu, Shalini, a student from Patna and six other innovators from around the country?Hosted by The President of India as innovation scholar in residence along with two artists and writers at … Continue reading

Innovation / Research / women

Innovations by Women : Why are They so Obscure

In my recent book on Grassroots Innovations ( 2016, http://www.amazon.in/Grassroots-Innovation-Minds-Margin-Marginal/dp/8184005873) I describe this dilemma and I quote: “The role of women in grassroots innovations has thus remained rather obscure. The number of innovations by women has also been rather small in the Honey Bee database compared to their real-life societal contributions. There could be many reasons … Continue reading