Garje Marathi Global is launching a program to promote Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Under the program, GMG experts will conduct weekly webinars on 17 topics for 3500 schools in Maharashtra. These webinars are conducted with the intention of inspiring inclusive innovation thought processes in the minds of school children and college students.
After the series of webinars a pan Maharashtra Essay/poster / Ideation competition will be held and cash prizes will be given to the top 5 presentations in each category.
The program will be launched on 01 May 2023
– Water conservation and management: This could include topics such as rainwater harvesting, grey-water reuse, and ways to reduce water consumption.
– Renewable energy: This could include topics such as solar energy, wind energy, and bio-energy.
– Sustainable agriculture: This could include topics such as organic farming, agro-forestry, and conservation of traditional seed varieties.
– Climate change and its impact on local communities: This could include topics such as sea level rise, extreme weather events, and the effects of climate change on local ecosystems.
– Digital literacy and e-waste management: This could include computer programming, web development, and ways to recycle or responsibly dispose of electronic waste.
– Food preservation and waste reduction: This could include topics such as fermentation, pickling, and ways to reduce food waste through composting and other methods.
– E-Governance and open data: This could include data visualization, data analytics, and transparency in government data.
– Waste to wealth: Up-cycling, creative reuse, transforming waste materials, by-products, and unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value, while retaining the characteristics of the original material. Decentralized waste processing, segregating fresh solid waste to be used as feedstock for the gasifier and pyrolysis units to generate energy.
Topics relevant to a rural area
– Rural entrepreneurship and skill development: This could include topics such as small business development, vocational training, and ways to support local economies.
– Rural transportation and infrastructure: This could include topics such as building and maintaining rural roads, public transportation options, and ways to improve connectivity in remote areas.
– Natural resource management: This could include topics such as forestry, wildlife conservation, and sustainable use of local resources such as water and minerals.
– Community development: This could include topics such as community organization, leadership development, and ways to build stronger, more resilient rural communities.
– Health and sanitation: This could include topics such as clean drinking water, sanitation facilities, and ways to improve public health in rural areas.
– Education and vocational training, Skill Development: This could include topics such as adult education, vocational training, and ways to improve access to education and job opportunities in rural areas.
– Housing and shelter: This could include topics such as sustainable housing design, disaster-resilient construction, and ways to improve living conditions in rural areas.
– Rural livelihood and income generation: This could include topics such as farming, animal husbandry, micro-finance, skills training, and alternative income generation.
– Disaster management: This could include topics such as early warning systems, risk assessment, and emergency response planning for natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and droughts.