Gram Vaani enables
communities to use technologies and share information that can equip them to bring positive changes in their lives.
Technology can support human development only when it is appropriated by people to bring equity. At Gram Vaani, we use technology to create participatory media platforms that people find accessible and adaptable.
We develop communication platforms where people whose voices are often unheard can share their opinions, hear from each other, and build communities.We strive for sustained, positive behaviour change through programmes that are relevant to people’s contexts and needs. We believe that such inclusive, bottom-up media platforms, which are by and for the people, will build empathetic societies.
Our Areas of Work
Community Outreach & Empowerment
Leverage our platforms to empower and engage people in underserved areas through awareness and social accountability
Improving Awareness & Behaviour Change Communication
Learn how our deep community connect can help drive sustained, positive change on a range of issues.
Advertising and Lead Generation
Our detailed analytics on users consumption patterns and opportunities offer businesses and social entrepreneurs insights into rural India.
How We Work
We form participatory networks by identifying partners and community volunteers who can facilitate awareness and behaviour change, highlight local issues and work on grievance redressal. With their help, we mobilise our target communities to listen to and contribute to our participatory media solutions.
Technology and (Dis)Empowerment: A Call to Technologists
Dear Friends of Gram Vaani, Hope you have been well. I had started working on a book during the pandemic, largely based on Gram Vaani’s experiences with the use of technology to secure rights and entitlements for the poor, and for them to discuss and deliberate policies and social issues with one another. I am […]
Voice Technology Innovations by Gram Vaani
Voice-based conversational interfaces hold significant potential to build interactive applications
When the animals went hungry too: Lockdown stories
When India was in lockdown in Mar-May 2020, livestock farmers struggled to feed their animals. A ground report with the famers’ experiences.
Ayushman Bharat –
PMJAY Start-up grand
challenge Winner 2020
Equals in Tech award
For helping bridge the
digital gender divide
For making grievance
Round One 2018
For bridging the digital
award in 2017
behavior change through
For our multi-layered
Flame Rural Marketing
Award in 2014
For unique advertising
and marketing model
Rising Stars award in
For improving health
services in rural areas
mBillionth South Asia
Award in 2012 and
For innovation in
journalism in rural India
Knight News Challenge
for low-cost technology
for community radio