• eSocialSciences

    The information environment within which scholars work is undergoing a paradigmatic change. Older systems of knowledge management and dissemination are being challenged by new technologies of the internet, the world wide web and social networking technologies. Parallely, these techonologies and the new environment of learning are questioning old notions of copyright. . read more

  • YeSS

    Where information is knowledge.

    Our cities too are attracting large numbers who migrate to work or study or take advantage of new opportunities. Urban youth are a burgeoning phenomenon. This is a generation growing up in a new and 'shining' Asia that has emerged from the ravages of many wars, freedom struggles and economic distress to make a space for itself among the most developed western world. Their aspirations and hopes, dilemmas and problems are surprisingly similar across countries but different from every other strata of the population. read more

  • JHS

    Journal Of Health Studies (JHS) is intended to provide a broad based, vibrant space for contemporary and historical inquiry on health themes through the publication of research articles, case studies, research briefs, commentaries and, policy notes and discussions. The aim of the journal is to support and to help shape the expanding field of health studies in Asia retaining a special interest in South Asia.read more

  • Youth Fund System

    This Fund supports urban youth in developing countries. It aims to advance the achievements of the Millennium Development goals and the Habitat Agenda by providing grants up to USD 25,000 to youth-led projects piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure. read more

  • Nutrition Rights Programme

    The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation was founded in 2002 through an endowment from Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria. The Foundation supports initiatives that enhance the quality of people’s lives across India. The Foundation believes in building the skills and capabilities of people and communities to .. read more

  • SHRAM

    SHRAM Research Portal and Data Repository is conceptualized as an online knowledge community on migration in South Asia with a specific focus on India. It will mirror posts; will be a searchable repository of research in the field; make available datasets on migration; facilitate researcher interaction; help young scholars to access and work with migration data; facilitate policy and strategy formulations and eventually conduct virtual symposia/training programs on the issue. . . read more

  • SPANDAN

    The objective of the initiative 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition' (SPANDAN) is to contribute to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition among India's poor by increasing the evidence base for understanding the strength and dynamics of the multiple pathways between agriculture and nutrition and to provide tools to decision makers to strengthen the pathways from agriculture..read more

  • GME

    This project is aimed at the training of medical educators in state medical colleges in Maharashtra to incorporate a gender perspective in their teaching with a focus on issues of gender-based violence and discrimination.The need for this project stems from the key role that medical teachers can play in recognizing and addressing gender bias in medical education and practice..read more

  • JMS

    The eSS Journal Management System will act a central repository of the various academic journals around the world. The repository will allow Organizations/ Institutes to register freely on eSocialSciences and to Host or link their own Journal on our website...read more

  • INDIA YOUTH FUND

    India Youth Fund has been co-founded by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and UN-Habitat as a window of the global Urban Youth Fund. It aims to empower the country’s urban youth and cement their role in nation’s development. The programme...read more

Projects

Current Projects:

The information environment within which scholars work is undergoing a paradigmatic change. Older systems of knowledge management and dissemination are being challenged by new technologies of the internet, the world wide web and social networking technologies. Parallely, these techonologies and the new environment of learning are questioning old notions of copyright. Read More

Current Activities:

1. eSocialSciences is the primary activity of the Iris Knowledge Foundation, leveraging the skills and services of IRIS to creating new-age space for the dissemination of social science research and for enhancing the quality of social science research in India and the rest of Asia.

2. IRIS-KF has developed and designed the fully automated, user friendly, multi-lingual application portal for UN-Habitat’s Youth-led Urban Projects Grant.

3. IRIS-KF has developed, and is the content anchor and manager of the youth portal for the Youth Programme of UN-Habitat, the Global Youth Desk (www.globalyouthdesk.org).

4. IRIS-KF has recently completed a research study for UN-Habitat on Youth and Prosperity in Bangalore, as part of a multi-global city study for the Status of Urban Youth Report.

5. It supports and maintains the websites of various professional associations and organisations on a goodwill basis.

Past Projects:

1. Development and Content management of UNICEF’s Knowledge Community on Children in India.

2. Research Study on Mumbai’s youth as part of a global multicity study for UN-Habitat’s first Status of Urban Youth Report.

3. Research review on Mega-sports events and Urban Development: A Bibliography, and two case studies.

4. Among the important database projects of IRIS-KF is the on-going one pulling together district wise/city-wise social, economic and political data made available on an open access website, ‘Know your MP’ around the time of the general elections. This massive project involves the extraction of data, its checking and validation, and presentation in a well-organised, rationally designed, systematic database. This project went hand in hand with a campaign to educate school children on elections and the importance of using the right to vote which has drawn rich comments from several public bodies and the media.

 

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Tackling Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India

The objective of the initiative 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition' (SPANDAN) is to contribute to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition among India's poor by increasing the evidence base for understanding the strength and dynamics of the multiple pathways between agriculture and nutrition and to provide tools to decision makers to strengthen the pathways from agriculture to nutrition.
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