AVPN October Webinar: Leveraging Data to Build Future-Ready Indian Cities


India’s unprecedented urbanization has outpaced the country’s ecosystem building growth, causing drastic inequality across the land. There is a need to make cities more inclusive and responsive to change by identifying quantifiable and measurable challenges. Therefore, data collection needs to translate into useful insights for knowledge and product development. With the help of government agencies, private organizations, and communities, key performance areas and indicators have to be identified and matrices designed.

In this webinar, we heard from AVPN partner, Tata Trusts and member Ajooni Impact Investors Pvt. Ltd (IPE Global), who are using data to make Indian cities future ready on a systemic level. The webinar has:

  • Assessed key performance areas to formulate matrices for city development and governance
  • Guided participants along the process of populating open data portal
  • Shared experiences, lessons learnt, and challenges from operationalising Government of India’s Open Data Mandate in cities with a case study from Pune City


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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