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World Water Day: Water for desert communities at the fore-front of GRAVIS’ work

Water is one of the earth’s most essential resources and every year on March 22, people around the globe mark the World Water Day. The event was started by the United Nations in 1993 to put a focus on the need to sustain freshwater supplies. This year’s theme centers on wastewater, with a push for…… Continue reading World Water Day: Water for desert communities at the fore-front of GRAVIS’ work

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GRAVIS’ Innovative efforts To Improve the Lives of Rural Indian Women

The 2017 International Women’s Day Campaign theme, “Be Bold for Change,” is the latest in the annual effort to spur more gender equality across the globe. At GRAVIS, our focus lies at the center of outreach to women. They range from setting up self help groups that allow members to combine their money to support…… Continue reading GRAVIS’ Innovative efforts To Improve the Lives of Rural Indian Women

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Women empowered in Africa through Sharing Agricultural Technologies

In Kenya and Malawi, GRAVIS has partnered with Techno Serve and other Africa based partners to empower the lives of rural women through sharing agricultural technologies. In a USAID funded programme, GRAVIS is playing the role of India Knowledge Partner (IKP), and Techno Serve India is the lead organization. Rahul Mishra, a program coordinator at…… Continue reading Women empowered in Africa through Sharing Agricultural Technologies

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Dr. Nicholas Grey and Dr. Mary Grey disseminate their new book “Thirsting for Water”

Dr. Nicholas Grey and Dr. Mary Grey Dr. Nicholas and Dr. Mary Grey, a dedicated couple and co-founders of Wells for India, UK, visited GRAVIS’ headquarters in Jodhpur on January 18th, 2017 to disseminate their new book which chronicles efforts to procure water in the rural desert areas of India. The book was shared by…… Continue reading Dr. Nicholas Grey and Dr. Mary Grey disseminate their new book “Thirsting for Water”

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Mainstream disability in community development

Mainstream disability in community development – rights, opportunities and priorities Disability and issues related to it continue to be a major public health challenge and a complex socio-economic barrier. The prevalence rates of disability are on rise globally. According to a World Bank estimate, One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some…… Continue reading Mainstream disability in community development

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A learning visit of international students to GRAVIS

GRAVIS recently hosted a group of international students studying in a Norway university and visiting Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Jaipur for a study abroad semester. 15 students came to GRAVIS for a day of presentations and lectures followed by a few days of field visits. The students understood India, the Thar Desert and the…… Continue reading A learning visit of international students to GRAVIS