Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) publishes a detailed case study on a rural social enterprise ‘Wild Ideas’, authored by IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB), Krea University professors – Dr V Anantha Nageswaran (Distinguished Visiting Professor) and Dr S Raghu Raman (Professor of Organisational Behaviour). The case study captures this for-profit rural enterprise’s journey thus far, including its future directions.
Read the case study here.
As part of the Krea Engage series, Prof Amrita Narayanan in her session titled ‘What can you do with a degree in Psychology?’, discussed in detail about all the career possibilities that come with pursuing the subject in today’s world. Addressing students and counsellors, Prof Amrita shared insights drawn from her career experience and shed light on where a training in Psychology can take a student after graduation. The session also highlighted the specific skills necessary for clinical practice and how the degree serves as a great starting point for careers in science and the arts.
IWWAGE brings to you a video series called, “Gender Watch” which presents in a capsule format news stories, data highlights and the latest research and thinking on gender issues in India, particularly related to initiatives and interventions to empower women economically. The launch episode can be viewed here. For upcoming episodes, visit the Gender Watch section.
IWWAGE and IndiaSpend have come together for a year-long partnership to examine and analyse issues around women empowerment and strengthen the narrative that will encourage and allow for equal participation of women in economic activity. The partnership kicked off with a video interview featuring Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Head – IWWAGE, as part of the Women@Work 2.0 series, examining barriers and solutions to getting more women in paid work. Watch the interview here.
Women working in India’s informal sector face several vulnerabilities and are often denied decent working conditions and wages. Evidence shows that working poor in the informal economy, particularly women, need to organise themselves to overcome the structural disadvantages. SEWA’s programme in Jharkhand and West Bengal aims to increase the collective bargaining strength of the women informal workers, strengthen the workers’ movement, nurture and develop effective grassroots leadership; and also improve community’s access and understanding of basic services. The study, undertaken by IWWAGE in collaboration with SEWA, assesses the programme against these objectives with the aim to understand the impact of various components. Read the detailed report here.
In Chhattisgarh, IWWAGE is partnering with the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) and Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Private Limited (HESPL) to train SHG members on a digital application, which can enhance their livelihood opportunities. In addition to collaborating on the implementation of this livelihood model, LEAD and IWWAGE are also conducting an impact and process evaluation of the Haqdarshak programme, which will answer questions on its effectiveness and efficacy. Read more about the project and the milestones here.
Lack of sex-disaggregated data and other gender-related gaps in Indian government’s official data sources is making it difficult to track issues such as girls’ and women’s employment, asset ownership, health, sanitation and education. This results in a limited understanding of gender issues and poorly designed policies and programmes. As part of their Data Gaps series, IWWAGE’s second story examines which women-specific data points are not collated or made public, and how this makes women invisible and hinders progress towards gender-equality goals. Read the article here.
In an engaging session with the students of Krea University, Navaneeth LV – Chief Executive Officer of The Hindu Group – shared his insights on the many challenges and opportunities the creative economy continues to face in light of the ongoing pandemic. From sharing why reader revenue is far more important than advertising to laying an emphasis on working towards digital transformation — the session shed light on what legacy publications are going through and how they are tackling these challenges. Prof Anil Srinivasan – Associate Professor of Practice, Literature & the Arts – moderated the session. Watch the recording of the session here.