Our Mission.

To develop comprehensive, learning tools such as e-content for training, simulators for skill development, augmentation devices for skill enhancement , in an effort to develop a scalable and cost effective implementation solution to significantly impact the livelihood of impoverished communities.

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Our Vision.

To strengthen the economic fiber and contribute to social stability of the nation by empowering India’s masses in a sustainable, cost-effective and scalable way by providing innovative technological solutions and resources for physical, vocational and social skill development

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Our Commitment.

We address human sorrow and hardship with empathy, let our research and experience guide our judgment, and compassion guide our decisions. We put our minds to work for causes that are guided by our hearts. Although our group is diverse in disciplines and research methods, we stand unified in our philosophies, and in our commitment to society through a Problem Driven Iterative Approach. We conduct research, and design and implement technologies, for the purpose of solving social problems leading to inclusive development of under-served communities.

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“We live in a world of changing environments and the one critical way in which to survive in a changing environment is to make sure you have the skills to survive. We need to update our skills or acquire new skills continuously. Our work has focused on women’s empowerment. They make up half of the world’s population, and when you empower women you empower the household.”
Dr. Bhavani Rao
Director of AMMACHI Labs & UNESCO Chair of Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality

Our Approach

Boots on the ground

Our engineers, social scientists, field workers, volunteers and exchange students from around the globe all work alongside rural villagers to understand India’s complex social problems.Everyone that works in AMMACHI Labs and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (CWEGE) spend at least one month in the field every year.

Social & Technological Solutions

AMMACHI Labs and CWEGE work cohesively to ideate and create social and technological solutions. CWEGE works to understand the needs of communities in terms of skill development and community vulnerability, with a focus on women’s empowerment. AMMACHI Labs is the innovative arm that develops technologies in response to the needs identified. With 61% women employees, we foster a gender-inclusive workplace culture; from upper management, to women in tech and engineering, to women in law and advocacy.

Human-Centered Design

Action Research & The Participatory Design Approach

Our engineers, social scientists, field workers, volunteers and exchange students from around the globe all work alongside rural villagers to understand India’s complex social problems.Everyone that works in AMMACHI Labs and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (CWEGE) spend at least one month in the field every year.