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Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy,  education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice.

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SEWA's report on livelihood regeneration in Uttarakhand
Relief and Rehabilitation
SEWA Women's Meeting
  
AID supported SEWA Uttarkhand for its long term rehabilitation efforts after the devastation in June 2013. They have been focussing on building alternative livelihood options and strengthening traditional ones (agriculture) as well as linking people to government developmental schemes.
 
 
For all updates on AID's long term support in Uttarakhand see the Uttarakhand R&R page...>> 
 
Becoming Part of the AID Family
Publications
by Soumya Sundaram 
 
How it all started for me..
My association with AID started in 2011 when a few graduate students at the University of Colorado met to discuss the popular anti-corruption movement in India. Little did I know, the conversations that evening would lead to the formation of an AID chapter in Colorado. As a nascent chapter, we collaborated with other AID chapters to learn more about the organization and these interactions led a few of our volunteers to attend the AID conference in Charlotte last year. The energy and enthusiasm with which they shared their experiences made us realize what we had missed out on. On being presented with the opportunity to host the 2014 Annual AID conference, the chapter volunteers were more than thrilled and excited to take up this task. 

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The perils of ‘development’
Publications

by Basabdatta Chatterjee 

A journalist, a human rights advocate and an environmental activist, Jiten Yumnam was the keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference in Boulder, Colorado. Though I could not make it to the conference in person, I was able to hear him speak via the live video stream. This provided me with the opportunity to learn about the impact of reckless industrialization and urbanization on the climate, and livelihood and rights of the indigenous people residing in North East India. 

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The Cup and the Conference
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While some of us were chatting after the panel discussion on women’s empowerment, Kamayani asked me, “Why don’t we have a small group talk with women to tell them about the menstrual cup?  I wouldn’t have known if you had not told me about it.”

 

I remembered the day in 2005 when Kamayani Swami spoke in College Park about her plans to work in Bihar and the brief moment I
caught to tell her about the cup. I had since written,  Greeting Aunt Flo” but clearly it was time to bring the cup to the notice of a new set of AID women. And so though volunteers were busy in jam packed sessions that ran late and had a bus to catch back to the hostel for the night, we found ten minutes after dinner to gather in a circle and share our experiences with the cup.  Most had never heard of such an option before and none had ever seen one. It is difficult to find in stores, though now it has become easier to order online from large retailers and is also sold in India from a Bangalore-based company.  
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2014 Calendar

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