Social Enterprise, Non-profit with FCRA Certificate
The Society for Development Alternatives is a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development. In its four decades, the organization has completed some 1,200 projects and assignments aimed at innovating and scaling up sustainable livelihoods, community empowerment, climate and biodiversity action at local, national and global levels.
Applying strategic foresight to new challenges, the Society for Development Alternatives responded by providing immediate relief to over 35,500 people through prevention and relief material. The organization conducted capacity building sessions for civil society stakeholders. The community radio – Radio Bundelkhand – was leveraged to spread awareness on COVID-19 to 200,000 people in 150 villages in Bundelkhand.
Nothing in history has shown more clearly than the COVID-19 pandemic that society now must rejig its economic, social and governance structures to “expect the unexpected”. The goals of decision-making, whether local or global, must now add resilience to the environmental, equity, economic and empowerment criteria of sustainability.