The Development Alternatives Group is the world's first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, striving to deliver socially equitable, environmentally sound and economically scalable development outcomes. The Development Alternatives Group setup in 1982 comprises of the Society for Development Alternatives (DA), Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), and its affiliate social enterprises. Society for Development Alternatives (DA) is a society incorporated under the Societies Act XXI of 1860, engaged in sustainable development activities by providing skill development, awareness building and sustainable livelihoods.
A world where every citizen can live a secure, healthy, and fulfilling life in harmony with nature.
Our activities broadly cover three primary areas that underlie any sustainable development process: the design and large-scale dissemination of appropriate technologies, rational environmental management systems, and equitable people-oriented institutions and policies. We innovate eco-solutions to help meet the basic needs of all and work with partners, including government bodies, local entrepreneurs and civil society to market these in a commercially viable and an environmentally friendly manner to an ever-growing body of consumers.
Empowering Communities through multi-stakeholder action for:
Creating Green Jobs at a large scale through promotion and support of:
Promoting and advocating Low Carbon Pathways for Developmentthrough the design and demonstration of:
Bridge2Naukri is an aspiring livelihood linkage programme of Development Alternatives supported by Citi Foundation (United Way Worldwide). Various Organizations including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are contributing to this programme as strategic partners. This digital platform (website and mobile application providing one stop solution to active job seekers and employers) enables youth to get access to entry level jobs and apprenticeship opportunities across sectors like Retail, IT/ITES, Telecom, Tourism & Hospitality, Beauty & Wellness and Banking Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) etc. in location namely Delhi NCR, Karnataka and Maharashtra etc. at various job roles some of which are Retail Trainee Associate, Assistant Beauty Therapist, Field Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, Sales Associate, Counter Management etc. while helping them achieve their career objectives. Our promising employment partner includes PUMA, Future group, Landmark group, Tata group, Aditya Birla group, Reliance ADA and MDA group etc.
Bridge2Naukri aims to reach out to all the active job seekers who are looking for suitable job or apprenticeship opportunities across geographies and sectors. It also engages with employers of various sectors and helps them in hiring skilled candidates which will ultimately help in improving the quality of workforce and decreasing the unemployment/attrition rate to some extent. We also work with partners in different states namely; Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana for reaching out to youth and women and further linking them with suitable livelihood opportunities. Bridge2Naukri platform also offers learning opportunity to job seekers through our Innovative Internet Course Curriculum on aspects of job preparedness including pre and post placement counselling, livelihood prepared, interview readiness, digital and financial literacy etc. while providing assistance through toll free - call centre facility wherein if the job seeker needs to clarify any doubts, then our representatives will provide all the required support to them.
For reaching out to maximum stakeholders Bridge2Naukri programme followed partnership model wherein institutions and organisations working in different facets (trainings, job creation, job linkage etc.) were collaborated for maximising outreach and to bring synergies.. Some partnerships were made with an intention to spread across in different geographies like Delhi NCR, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Some of the major partnerships which were made during the programme level nterventions are as follows:
Non-Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB): Organised drives for to substantiate our aim to link 30,000 youth to employment and livelihood opportunities, we conducted a Mega-Placement Drive for students of NCWEB in conference centre, North campus, University of Delhi. The two day programme aimed to facilitate the maximum number of students to gain employment opportunities. Students from 26 NCWEB colleges participated in the event and to facilitate placements, 23 widely known employer companies were invited to the placement drive.
Students from 26 NCWEB colleges participated in 2 days’ event (13 colleges each) and to facilitate placements, 23 widely known employer companies were invited to the placement drive. The two day programme had six sessions. The final result of the 2 days’ event (Day 1 and Day 2) was announced during the concluding ceremony was as follows
Recognition by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited: TATA Power DDL honoured Development Alternatives’ team with an award for their contribution as a non-financial partner in supporting the linkage of their trained beneficiaries with livelihood opportunities through jobs and apprenticeships.
This was done as part of an ongoing Bridge2livelihood programme of Development Alternatives supported by UNDP, Citi Foundation and NSDC. Mr. Sanjay Banga, President, T&D, Tata Power; Mr. Ajit Kumar Singh, Director TATA Power-DDL & Member of CSR Committee; Mr. Ajay Shankar, Independent Director, Tata Power-DDL & Chairman CSR Committee and other senior officials of TATA Power-DDL participated in the event.