2012

Legal Protection Against Domestic Violence in India

December 2012
Legal Protection Against Domestic Violence in India | भारत में घरेलु हिंसा के खिलाफ विविध सरंक्षण
Estimates suggest 70 percent of women in India have withstood either physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The video, produced in partnership with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, reveals the different forms that domestic violence can take and importantly, the legal protection available to victims of this violence.  

Cultivating Lives- Khunti, Jharkhand - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)

12 December 2012
Cultivating Lives- Khunti, Jharkhand - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, demonstrates how UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests is helping farmers in Khunti district in Jharkhand improve lac cultivation, which has been a valuable source of income for poor, tribal families. As a result of new techniques and awareness generation programmes, more than 800 families have benefited from higher incomes. Lac production has increased from six to 15 quintals and hundreds of villagers have been employed in a range of activities related to lac cultivation.

The Herbal Healers- Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)

12 December 2012
The Herbal Healers- Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)
The Chhattisgarh Medicinal Board, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and UNDP, has initiated a project, funded by the Global Environment Facility, to promote long-term conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, demonstrates the impact of effective forest management policies and practices such as earmarking of areas for growth and conservation of medicinal plants, training on collecting, processing and marketing medicinal plants and capacity development of forest officials. These activities have generated employment and increased the value of medicinal plants in  Dhamtari, located in biodiversity-rich Chhattisgarh.

Towards a Secure Future for All - Ajmer, Rajasthan - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)

12 December 2012
Towards a Secure Future for All - Ajmer, Rajasthan - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, shows how a pilot project, supported by UNDP, is creating awareness  and strengthening capacities of women and children affected by HIV in Ajmer inRajasthan. As a result of this partnership, a women’s resource centre, the first such centre dedicated to women affected by HIV, has been established to help women avail benefits under various government schemes and programmes; raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights of women; and develop skills to increase their incomes.

Voices of the Marginalized- Sundergarh, Odisha - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)

12 December 2012
Voices of the Marginalized- Sundergarh, Odisha - One Day on Earth (12.12.12) 
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, captures voices of the people of the district and shows how UNDP’s partnership with the Government of Odisha is bringing about change, in an area where 65 percent of the population live in poverty.

Changing Cycles- Mokokchung, Nagaland - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)

12 December 2012
Changing Cycles- Mokokchung, Nagaland - One Day on Earth (12.12.12)
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the global One Day on Earth project, shows how UNDP’s partnership with the government of Nagaland and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and with funding from the Global Environment Facility, is helping farmers practicing jhum cultivation in Mokokchung district of Nagaland grow healthier crops and earn better income. By slowing rates of soil erosion and introducing sustainable farming practices, the partnership has helped farmers increase their incomes by 15-20 percent.

On 12 December 2012 (12.12.12), documentary filmmakers, students and other citizens from across the world captured the amazing diversity and human experience over a 24-hour period on this day. It resulted in the creation of the third annual global day of media creation called One Day on Earth. The results of this unique collage documenting the countless stories of hope and fear are made into a feature-length documentary that is released globally.

Promoting Seed Germination Test

November 2012
Promoting Seed Germination Test
The video, produced as part of the AusAID-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Programme, highlights the significance of a low-cost test to check the germination quality of seeds before sowing. By doing so, it aims to prevent loss of crop due to poor seed quality.

Pucca NADEP: An Innovative Method of Composting

November 2012
Pucca NADEP: An Innovative Method of Composting
The video, produced as part of the AusAID-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Programme, demonstrates the significance of Pucca NADEP, an innovative method of composting that produces organic manure in three to four months using very little cow dung. 

Mixed Cropping

November 2012
Mixed Cropping
The video, produced as part of the AusAID-UNDP Climate Change Programme, highlights the importance of the traditional practice of mixed-cropping, which enables farmers to not only meet their own food requirements but also generate profits through selling more crops in the market.

Safe Earth: Making Agriculture Sustainable

November 2012
Safe Earth: Making Agriculture Sustainable
The video, produced as part of the AusAID-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Programme, shares experiences of small and marginal farmers practicing integrated bio-pest management. It encourages farmers to grow crops without using chemical fertilizers, and build healthy soils and ensure food safety through appropriate management practices. 

The Power of Energy Efficiency : Success Stories from the Indian Steel Re-Rolling Sector

November 2012
The Power of Energy Efficiency : Success Stories from the Indian Steel Re-Rolling Sector
These videos provide an overview of UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and the Global Environment Facility which is helping steel re-rolling mills address barriers to large-scale commercialization of energy-efficient technologies.

The Power of Energy Efficiency: Transforming the Indian Steel Re-rolling Sector

November 2012
The Power of Energy Efficiency: Transforming the Indian Steel Re-rolling Sector
These videos provide an overview of UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and the Global Environment Facility which is helping steel re-rolling mills address barriers to large-scale commercialization of energy-efficient technologies. The video demonstrates how interventions such as introduction of technology packages and capacity building programmes have significantly increased monetary and fuel savings both in oil and coal-fired units and reduced GHG emissions by up to 45 percent. These units (Ludhiana steel re-rolling mill; MPK Steel, Rajasthan; Pulkit steel re-rolling mill, Pondicherry; Vaishnavi Ispat, Durgapur; and Vivek re-rolling mill, Punjab) have also recorded an increase in productivity between 15 and 25 percent since 2004.

UNDP India at the Eleventh Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

October 2012
UNDP India at the Eleventh Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator addressed the eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad from 8-19 October. From stalls at the exhibition centre showcasing the work of local communities to the community palli, a dedicated space for dialogue and exchange between communities from around the world, to the release of key knowledge products and support to a range of sessions at CoP 11, UNDP India’s presence at the conference helped the organization highlight three key themes- biodiversity and livelihoods; biodiversity and governance; and ecosystem-based approaches for resilience.

EWF 2012- Inaugural Session - Caitlin Wiesen

June 2012
EWF 2012- Inaugural Session - Caitlin Wiesen
Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative ai. and Country Director, UNDP India, discusses the significance of ICT in achieving human development, inclusive growth, improving the efficiency of public administration and transforming the way we interact with each other through deeply-grounded networks. She also highlights the role of Solution Exchange, the United Nations flagship knowledge management initiative in effectively moving beyond national boundaries and sectoral divides, to offer fresh perspectives on development challenges by analyzing, adapting and applying solutions built on the lessons learnt through an extensive and diverse community of practitioners.

Lecture - Capabilities and Human Development: The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Competencies

12 April 2012
Lecture - Capabilities and Human Development: The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Competencies
The inaugural UNDP India Lecture Series was delivered by Prof. Frances Stewart, Professor of Development Economics (emeritus), University of Oxford and Director of Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity. In her presentation focused on Capabilities and Human Development: The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Competencies, Prof. Stewart argued that social institutions and norms should be an integral part of strategies designed at improving human development outcomes.

कानून को जाने - मंगला

March 2012
कानून को जाने - मंगला
Mangla, an uneducated rural woman helped her son get bail for a crime he was wrongly accused of having committed and fought a case against her husband in a Lok Adalat. Her empowerment has been a result of free legal aid and counseling services available under the Legal Service Authority Act, 1987. 

A Green Label for Indian Tea

March 2012
A Green Label for Indian Tea
A project in partnership with the Tea Board of India and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and funding from the Global Environment Facility, has demonstrated significant energy savings in tea processing units in south India. A cup of tea produces approximately 17 grams of carbon dioxide. A range of energy conservation measures introduced (both thermal and electric) in the energy intensive small-scale tea processing units in the Nilgiri hills have reduced this to around 12 grams of carbon dioxide per cup.

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Speaking in India on Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development

17 March 2012
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Speaking in India on Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the 12th Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on why countries need to pursue both equity and environmental sustainability in New Delhi on March 17, 2012. The Administrator called for more integrated policymaking that would address the three pillars of development – economic, social and environmental.

First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced

14 March 2012
First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced
The first-ever Manav Vikas: India Human Development Awards 2012 were announced in New Delhi on March 14, 2012. The Awards which commemorate India’s leadership in embracing the human development approach were presented by a distinguished panel of guests including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark; Member of the Planning Commission, Syeda Hameed; Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jairam Ramesh; M.S. Swaminathan, Member of Rajya Sabha and Founder, MSSRF; and Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.