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    Marketing Meet 2018: Data, Indicators and Analytics to Measure Customer Engagement

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    Athena’s Associate Director, Tuhin Sen, spoke at and moderated a panel discussion at the Marketing Meet 2018, organised by the School of Management, GD Goenka University (Delhi) on April 20, 2018. The panel delved into details of the use of data, indicators and analytics for measuring customer engagement. Representatives of SAP, Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Hakuhodo percept spoke about...

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    Social+Impact Conclave: Presenting Athena’s Work on Corporates Supporting Indian Startups

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    Athena’s Associate Director, Tuhin Sen, spoke at the Social+Impact conclave hosted by GIZ and Yourstory in Bengaluru on April 11, 2018. The one-day conclave provided a platform for CSR practitioners, social enterprise leaders, impact investors and strategy consulting firms to share their perspectives on the growth of social enterprises and the impact investment ecosystem. Tuhin shared learnings gleaned from...

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    Engendering ICT Toolkit Workshop at the World Bank

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    The World Bank’s Transport & Digital Development Global Practice held an engendering ICT toolkit workshop on 28th March 2018. The workshop introduces Athena’s toolkit to support the World Bank’s Task Team Leaders (TTL) mainstream gender into ICT operations. The toolkit draws on the Bank’s corporate gender agenda, which states that 55% of all projects should have a gender tag...

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    Roundtable Discussion on Understanding the Supply-side Ecosystem for Sanitation in Accra and Kumasi

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    As part of Athena’s toilet construction supply-side assessment in Ghana, the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) conducted a roundtable to present the preliminary findings of the ongoing study. Supporting the World Bank, the study falls under the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project. The discussion presented the preliminary findings of the study, which maps specific supply-side factors that...

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  • Making ‘Digital India’ Work for Women

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    India’s Cellphone Gender Gap About a fortnight before International Women’s Day, GSMA’s Mobile Gender Gap Report (2018) estimated that women in India are 23% less likely to own cellphones than men. The difference appears starker if one investigates the ways in which citizens use cellphones. 26% of male cellphone owners use mobile internet, in comparison with only 8% of...

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  • Field Diary: Expanding Agricultural Micro-insurance for Indian Farmers

    Field Diary: Improving and Expanding Agricultural Micro-insurance for Indian Farmers

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    To learn about Athena’s social impact bond supporting Indian farmers to increase micro-insurance uptake, click here. The Context: Vulnerability Among Indian Farmers Indian farmers are struggling due to increasingly unpredictable weather conditions, making agricultural endeavors more risky. Given the historical significance of agriculture, the Government of India maintains extensive agricultural insurance schemes throughout the country. Despite decades of experimenting...

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  • Field Diary: High Quality Low Cost Private Education in Lucknow

    Field Diary: High Quality Low Cost Private Education in Lucknow

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    To learn about Athena’s work to provide high quality low cost private education in peri-urban Uttar Pradesh, click here. Purpose of the Field Visit This field visit sought to determine which development blocks posses the greatest need for high quality low cost private education. The project focuses on rural and peri-urban Lucknow, the capital of India’s most populous state,...

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  • Hardeep Singh Puri announces commencement of India’s first-ever ‘Livability Index’

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    NEW DELHI: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri today announced the commencement of the country’s first-ever ‘Livability Index’ to rank 116 cities. An official said that the result of the exercise will be announced in June.

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