Women in Sustaining the Environment (WISE) Progress Report

“Women in Sustaining the Environment” (WISE) is a research project between Amrita and Tel Aviv University, funded by the Consulate of Israel to South India (Bengaluru). The WISE project promotes women’s empowerment and sustainable water governance by supporting women’s participation in the choice, maintenance, and management of natural resources along with other sustainable development practices. The environmental impact of the Kerala floods has been significant. Top soil in most affected ar...
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Ammachi Labs Launches Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana — Special Project Skill Training Centers

In November 2018, Ammachi Labs of Amrita Vishwa Vidyappetham was selected by the Government of India to be an implementing agency of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana – Special Initiative project. The PMKVY-Special initiative is designed to target youth often sidelined from formal training and employment opportunities. Amrita PMKVY Students of the Parippally Center certified in their respective trades Between January and March 2019, Ammachi Labs launched its first Amrita PMKVY tra...
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Women’s Empowerment: Rural Toilet Builder and Community Sanitation, Phase Two

Project period: 01/09/2016 to 01/09/2018 Phase II of the Women’s Empowerment: Rural Toilet Builder and Community Sanitation Project scaled Phase I efforts to 21 states throughout India. WE: Sanitation II extended the initial phase of the program that was conducted from 2014-16. This phase focuses on researching the scalability, wider impact, and establishment of best practices for global knowledge transfer–on the topic of women’s empowerment and community-led total sanitation (CLTS). The inc...
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Talk on Enhancing Human Potential through Brain, VR & Learning, By Dr. Miriam Reiner, Technion, Israel

6 January 2018 Workshop Introduction: AMMACHI Labs hosted Prof. Miriam Reiner, head of the Virtual Reality and NeuroCognition lab at Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) following a meeting between Prof Bhavani Rao and Prof. Reiner and Dr. Uri Leron at Technion. Objective: Dr. Miriam’s visit to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham aimed to promote inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. She met with ke...
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Andrew Garton, Lecture and Film Screening

Dec. 12th, 2017 AMMACHI Labs hosted a special guest lecture and film screening with filmmaker, producer and influencer, Andrew Garton. Prof. Garton is an adjunct Industry Fellow, Media and Communication at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. He has a background in community access video and broadcasting and is very committed to documenting social issues by capturing real people’s stories through film. His documentary, “Ocean In a Drop” about the impact of broadband internet ...
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Solid works training by Conceptia Konnect

Resource Person: Conceptia Konnect Venue:  Ammachi Labs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Date: ​Dec 7th and 8th 2017, Two days Attendees: Vennila. V, Rahul E S, Deepu D S,  Shanker S, Udayalakshmi, Alekh V, rahul Nair, Akshay Nagarajan. Workshop Introduction: Conceptia Konnect isan ISO 9001-2008 certified Multi-national engineering and consulting firm based in India with the primary focus on helping product design and manufacturing companies to innovate by using ...
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Communication training by Marie Normand

Resource Person: Marie Normand Venue: Ammachi labs Conference room Date: 13\11\2017 Workshop Introduction: Working in a Global culture of the digital age, where new job roles are created everyday, technical skills are not enough to maximize the Lab members’ potential. It is increasingly becoming a necessity to regularly update one’s skills. Seeing this as our responsibility to help staff members upgrade their skills, we conducted a few trainings in various areas ranging from emplo...
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Session on Designing Effective Questions for Assessment

Resource Person: Mansee Sawant Venue: Ammachi Labs Date: 03/05/2017 Attendees: Ajay Balakrishnan, Arati B, Jayakumar, Vishnu Vinod, Anila Suresh Workshop Introduction:  The workshop will introduce participants to some of the techniques to create effective questions for assessments and evaluations. Objective:  The primary objective of the session is to train participants to design effective questions for assessments. The session mainly focusses on the 9 steps to cr...
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Workshop series on “Project Management” by Ranganadhan Nadadhur

Resource Person: Ranganadhan Nadadhur Venue: Ammachi Labs Date: 04/02/2017 Attendees: Ajay Balakrishnan, Jayakumar K, Deepu D S, Unnikrishnan, Akshay Nagarajan, Arathi B Workshop Introduction: This workshop introduces Basics of Project Management for a project. Learning practical ways to use Project Management knowledge and skills to handle Ammachi Labs current and future projects, whether it is large or small, is ideal starting point for participants. Objective: The main ...
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Women’s empowerment: Socio-democratic engagement through legal awareness and financial literacy

Dates: Jan 2016 — Jan 2017 Objectives: To empower women to have a stronger voice in personal, family, and community decision making through the provision of specialized skill training. The primary focus of the training was in legal awareness on various programs and schemes that have been introduced by the Government of India for the welfare of its citizens. The other key training was on financial literacy to encourage more financial independence. Results: 12 villages received lega...
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