The information environment within which scholars work is undergoing a paradigmatic change. Older systems of knowledge management and dissemination are being challenged by new technologies of the internet, the world wide web and social networking technologies. Parallely, these techonologies and the new environment of learning are questioning old notions of copyright. Read More
1. eSocialSciences is the primary activity of the Iris Knowledge Foundation, leveraging the skills and services of IRIS to creating new-age space for the dissemination of social science research and for enhancing the quality of social science research in India and the rest of Asia.
2. IRIS-KF has developed and designed the fully automated, user friendly, multi-lingual application portal for UN-Habitat’s Youth-led Urban Projects Grant.
3. IRIS-KF has developed, and is the content anchor and manager of the youth portal for the Youth Programme of UN-Habitat, the Global Youth Desk (www.globalyouthdesk.org).
4. IRIS-KF has recently completed a research study for UN-Habitat on Youth and Prosperity in Bangalore, as part of a multi-global city study for the Status of Urban Youth Report.
5. It supports and maintains the websites of various professional associations and organisations on a goodwill basis.
1. Development and Content management of UNICEF’s Knowledge Community on Children in India.
2. Research Study on Mumbai’s youth as part of a global multicity study for UN-Habitat’s first Status of Urban Youth Report.
3. Research review on Mega-sports events and Urban Development: A Bibliography, and two case studies.
4. Among the important database projects of IRIS-KF is the on-going one pulling together district wise/city-wise social, economic and political data made available on an open access website, ‘Know your MP’ around the time of the general elections. This massive project involves the extraction of data, its checking and validation, and presentation in a well-organised, rationally designed, systematic database. This project went hand in hand with a campaign to educate school children on elections and the importance of using the right to vote which has drawn rich comments from several public bodies and the media.
Tackling Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India
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.