Vikalp Sangam Outputs

Posted on Feb. 13, 2018


This is a set of posters photographically narrating the idea of Vikalp Sangam through examples in various catagories. IntroductionLivelihoods 12 and 3Food & Agriculture 12 and 3Community-based conservation 1 and 2Women's Empowerment, Learning and Education 1 and 2Decentralised GovernanceUrban Sustainability 1 and 2EnergyEcotourismWild FoodsFood at Sangams and About Vikalp Sangam. The same set has been put together as a booklet - Initiatives of an Alternative nature. See the same in Hindi below:

विकल्प संगम के विचार को विविध उदाहरण ले कर छायाचित्रों के माध्यम द्वारा यहाँ स्पष्ट किया गया है: विकल्प संगम - परिचयआजीविकाएं १ व भोजन और खेती १ व एक किसान का शब्दचित्रसामुदायिक संरक्षण १ व महिला सशक्तिकरणशिक्षा और सीख १ और विकेंद्रीकृत अभिशासनशहरी टिकाऊपन १ व ऊर्जापर्यावरणीय पर्यटनजंगली आहारसंगमों के आहार और विकल्प संगम के बारे में। सारे उदाहरण पुस्तिका के रूप में एकत्र किये गए हैं। यह जानकारी अंग्रेज़ में पाने के लिए ऊपर दिया गया परिच्छेद देखिये.

Case studies

  • The challenge of the Kaikondrahalli lake experience has been to forge new approaches for the governance and management of the urban commons, in a fast growing city where the communities that live around the lake are constantly in flux.

More Case Studies

Talks from Vikalp Sangams

More Talks from Vikalp Sangams

Briefing Note - Food in our Lives Ideas and Initiatives towards an Alternative Food System in India

A series of videos that John D'Souza (CED) has put up on the Vikalp Sangam process.

Youth Sangam Videos - also by John D'Souza (CED)

A series of videos by Video Volunteers, depicting some of the stories on the Vikalp Sangam website.

Another series of videos by Video Volunteers

Vikalp Sangam Reports

The evolving Alternatives Framework note

A briefing note on Food in Our Lives: Idias and Initiatives towards an Alternative Food System in India

Handout Note on Vikalp Sangams in English and Hindi (Sep. 2017)

Vikalp Sangam in the News

Alternatives Transformation Format

The motivation behind making the Alternatives Transformation Format is the quest to answer the questions: what is a systemic or transformative alternative, distinct from a change that is merely reformative within the existing system? what are the key elements of such an alternative, and how can one assess which elements are being transformed in an initiative? what about if one element is being transformed, but another remaining the same or regressing? how can those taking part in the change assess for themselves whether their process is holistic, and if not, how to make it so? And in all this, what kinds of worldviews, cosmologies, frameworks of values and ethics underpin such a transformation? This document is arranged according to (a) the key spheres of transformation: political democracy, economic democracy, social justice, cultural and knowledge diversity, and ecological wisdom; (b) the specific elements of which each of these sphere  is comprised, and (c) the key indicators to enable assessment of whether positive transformation is taking place in each of these elements. Indicators are oriented more at outcomes than at processes, but the latter can also be built into the assessment as appropriate.



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