COVID-19 outbreak in Udaipur has affected lives of millions of people due to loss of livelihoods, lack of food, poor access to health and education facilities and other basic needs. Communities living in rural areas, are struggling to obtain health, nutrition and education services. Prior to COVID-19 lockdown, POSHAN Champions deployed under RajPusht were counselling beneficiaries via home visits. With restricted field movements due to COVID-19, a tele counselling initiative was started by team RajPusht to ensure that the connection with the end beneficiaries is continued even during the lockdown. The intervention aims at creating awareness about preventive measures of COVID-19 and to continue provide counselling on maternal and child nutrition to pregnant and lactating women in Udaipur district.
IPE Global through the support of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation is working with the Department of Women and Child Development in Rajasthan to support the Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana (IGMPY). The scheme announced on 13th March 2020, will provided Rs 6000 as direct cash transfer benefit to women for their second child.
In addition to empowering the women to invest in her nutrition and that of her young child, the scheme also promotes an intensive social behaviour change communication strategy that will help influence the attitude of all stakeholders involved in the first 1000 days of the child – from conception till 2 years of age.
Education has changed drastically during the pandemic with the advancement of e-learning to offer students the much required digital exposure. The Government of Meghalaya has initiated online learning in the state as part of the learning campaign ‘Bharat Padhe Online' to mitigate the impact of the crisis in the education system.
Management of the crisis requires an integrated approach with an overarching strategy at the Central and sub-national levels. In response to the crisis, Smart Cities have stepped up to the task of sharing technical & technological resources to attain the larger goal of containing and reducing the impact of COVID-19.
To support the strengthening of MoHFW's COVID-19 response, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), as a responsible development partner, provided technical and other programmatic support to various states and union territories of the country.
The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to global trade & business. However, the pandemic offers an opportunity for emerging economies like Bangladesh to tap into new trends by focusing on demand-led market segments.
Putting staff safety first, project implementation slab a new normal. Practicing various precautionary measures, detailed guidelines for working from home, daily monitoring of work and extensive use of diverse digital platforms have been proposed to maintain social distancing norms and minimize physical contact.
Tourism is a strategically significant sector in Sri Lanka and is the third-largest export earner for the country. In an effort to revive the country's tourism infrastructure, the government is revising Sustainable Tourism Development Project (STDP).
The shutdown of all educational institutes due to rapid spread of the virus in the country has impacted the entire education sector. E-learning is still budding in Meghalaya but the Government has initiated strategies like the Meghalaya School Improvement Plan (MSIP) to continue the teaching-learning process throughout the state.
The team conducted holistic set of activities to reduce the impact of the pandemic. Activities included assessment of hospitals and health care facilities, training healthcare staff on infection control practices and ensuring effective and streamlined contact tracing to control and reduce the infection risk.
In response to the current crisis, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) in collaboration with Health Information Service Provider (HISP) India created a COVID-19 dashboard for Jammu & Kashmir based on state’s specific requirements which are in compliance with MoHFW reporting requirements.
Over 1,200 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits were disseminated on urgent basis to Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir to bridge gaps emerging in regular supply chain being managed by the Health Department. The kits included disposable coverall, masks, gloves etc.
Due to the nature of the pandemic, educational institutions had to be closed to prevent its spread which led to the disruption of academic activities. In response, most of the schools in East Khasi Hills have sought to E-learning via applications like Google Classroom, NICE INFOTECH E-Scholar etc for uninterrupted learning.
COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for public health. This campaign aim to raise social awareness for combating stigma; creating an enabling environment for people with symptoms to seek help and show solidarity, encouragement and support to all healthcare workers and sanitation staff in charge.
The disruption caused due to COVID-19 has compelled educational institutions across India, and the world to suspend physical classrooms and shift to online classes. In response to this crisis, Government of Meghalaya has been implementing online education across the state to ensure smooth progression of the learning cycle.
Working in the community, the team is working with commitment for corona warriors and is also facilitating the access of ration, food packets etc. among the labourers. The project is aimed at helping Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Programme in consultations and public awareness.
With Covid-19 creating an existential crisis due to unprecedented global travel restrictions and severe disruptions to the economy, many countries have placed restrictions on travel and contact. The team has amended the measurement frameworks addressing the post-harvest losses in response to the crisis.
According to UN agencies, since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence (sexual and physical) against women/ girls has intensified. Globally, in the last one year, 243 million women and girls have been subjected to sexual and physical violence.
Health and well being are of utmost importance now and the pandemic has impacted physical & mental health of the population at large. The primary findings from this study suggest that strengthening health care with special mental health services, developing support groups/peer counseling services are the key to achieving a happy & healthy life.
IPE CKD with UNDP has developed a swipe-based game - a first in a series of three games which helps in reinforcing behaviour change communication to fight COVID-19. Available in 7 Indian languages (Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, Bangla) & 5 International languages (English, French, Portuguese, Arabic,Tetum), the game tracks user response and sends relevant messages.
A US $50 million enterprise challenge fund, The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) aids financial access to the rural people. This fund aims to support around 1,000,000 rural people residing in sub-Saharan Africa by improving their access to financial products & services. The team is supporting the fund manager in monitoring and evaluating the results of the framework.
Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) is DFID’s flagship intervention in higher education. Due to the unprecedented changes caused by the pandemic, the team with the support of SPHEIR has designed a tool for students & lecturers to provide brief reflections against topics including their learning experiences, change in teaching practices and the impact of COVID-19.
IPE Triple Line has been assigned as the learning partner of CDC Plus to assist in adaptive monitoring & managing the efforts taken to reduce the impact of the crisis. CDC Plus aims to support 50-100 CDC investees across Asia & Africa to respond to COVID-19.
The team is planning to undertake three case studies across two countries in response to the pandemic while identifying and considering country-wise scenario, assessing budget and methodology implications and conducting detailed risk assessment.
An update on the crisis shared by our health team that leverages existing state and district level assignment to integrate COVID-19 response measures. The team is conducting set of activities such as strengthening infection prevention control, increasing precautions, tracking cases and mitigating the infection risk.
Team engaged in providing operational and administrative support to combat the pandemic in the city which includes preparation of standard operating procedures, protocols, guidelines coupled with data monitoring to help officials take informed decisions.
In response to the pandemic, Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) team is supporting the National Health Authority (NHA) in mobilizing Corporate TB Pledge members to additionally work in COVID- 19 affected areas by offering technical expertise and experience in addressing communicable disease management & risk communication.
COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all segments of the population and is proving detrimental to the socio-economic construct of our country. It is critical to building societies supported by a new policy framework with adequate resources for social security laying a foundation for long-term improvements.
Our community led campaign facilitates the front-line Anganwadi workers (AWW) to help them continue to work hard during the lockdown and leverage technology when field visits are not a possibility.
Supporting state government’s effort to fight the pandemic, the team is managing and controlling the spread of the virus by tracking new reported cases and helping out those working outside the state continuously.
A webinar on food security and sustainability in the time of COVID-19 with its prospects & challenges was conducted. The webinar focused on some important information about food security during the pandemic.
Covid-19 is posing an existential crisis and disruption and the world is facing a threat unlike any other that is impacting our livelihoods, economies and well-being. Entrepreneurs have also been impacted as a result of the crisis especially women entrepreneurs.
Amidst the virus, technology has emerged as a game changer at every level, both in the public and private sector. From virtual tools to e-discussion, a multi-dimensional “out of box” approach is the need of the hour.
Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), a health initiative between Government of India and Norway and State Health Society of Bihar to support the Government of Bihar to develop AI based solution.