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Gramvaani has a rich history of developing mixed media content that includes audio-video stories, developing reports based on surveys conducted with population cut off from mainstream media channels and publishing research papers that helps in changing the way policies are designed for various schemes. Our blog section is curation of those different types of content.


admin 9 May 2024
To clearly outline the importance of community-based technologies, and distinguish them from individual service-based technologies, we are conceptualizing our past and ongoing work as a new category of DPIs/DPGs, for communities. Creating this distinction is important because otherwise all “technology” gets lumped together and restricts the vocabulary of all that DPIs/DPGs can mean. This category of community-based DPIs/DPGs is of high relevance especially in today’s climate crisis because community-based approaches are indeed considered as being more appropriate to foster learning and capacity building, encourage cooperation, and decentralize decision-making. Ecological management, in fact, from the outset has been community-based because natural resources such as groundwater, forests, and grazing lands have been acknowledged as being commons-based resources requiring community-based approaches. We have termed this as the CoRE stack – Commoning for Resilience and Equality – to allow for the development and reuse of all technological components of data, algorithms, and code, in an open manner, which will facilitate usage, enhancement, validation, and extension of these components to develop climate resilience.