IRIS Knowledge Foundation is founded on the premise that the creation, management and dissemination of knowledge are critical components of a vibrant democratic society. The primary aim of IRIS-KF is clustered around the rational use of technology for generating reliable and farsighted solutions to social and economic problems and is also linked to larger education and welfare initiatives.
1. To create platforms for the active and vibrant interaction of parliamentarians, social scientists, corporates and the civil society.
2. To engage young people in relevant issues of governance, and social projects and to create fora for interactions between the young and the policy makers, political leaders and social scientists.
3. To promote initiatives in the sphere of knowledge creation and dissemination through the use of innovative technology.
System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition
The objective of the initiative 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition' (SPANDAN) is to contribute to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition among India's poor by increasing the evidence base for understanding the strength and dynamics of the multiple pathways between agriculture and nutrition and to provide tools to decision makers to strengthen the pathways from agriculture to nutrition.