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  • Data on Women and Girls: What Can We Do Better?

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    Only 13% of countries currently possess dedicated budgets for collecting and analyzing disaggregated data on women and girls – what can we do better?

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  • Adult Literacy: The Neglected Aspect of Literacy

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    Literacy has been recognized as a right by UNESCO and several other international conventions such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Several advancements have been made in achieving literacy goals, with world youth literacy rate improving from 86% in 1999 to more than 91% by 2016. Traditionally, literacy has been defined as the ability to read...

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  • Literacy in an Electronic Age: A Perspective

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    The definition of literacy is lacking a fixed definition both across time and space. We explore definitions of literacy in the electronic age.

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  • Why we need to Recognize the Gendered Impacts of Enforced Disappearances

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    Political upheavals and unstable regimes world-over have been stained with the practice of abducting and silencing opponents. People literally disappear from their loved ones and their community, when state officials (or someone acting with state consent) grab them from the street or from their homes and then deny it, or refuse to disclose their whereabouts. The UN recognizes this...

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  • How to Build a Data System for Urban Malaria Surveillance

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    Vector borne communicable diseases such as malaria pose a significant public health threat in urban clusters. Sprawling cities have been identified as primary malaria transmission hubs. These problems are due to factors such as high population density, increased inward migration, and the creation of urban slums with restricted water supply and poor sanitation. Therefore, it is important to focus on urban...

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  • Expanding Chennai: 4 Key Considerations for a Smooth Transition

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    With our head office and origins in Chennai (also known as Madras), Madras day is a focal point for Athena Infonomics. To mark this occasion, our Associate Director, Praveen Ravi and Senior Consultant, Sricharann Seshadri explore the challenges associated with the recent announcement to expand the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) to 8,878 sq km from its current 1,189 sq...

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  • Athena Co-Hosted an Interaction Meeting on Emerging Consumption Tide in Small & Medium Cities in China and the Challenge for Japanese Industries

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    On 18th August 2017, Athena Infonomics, Chennai Centre for China Studies and the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted an interaction meeting on Emerging Consumption Tide in Small & Medium Cities in China and the Challenge for Japanese Industries at the Savera Hotel in Chennai.

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  • Field Diary: Hybridity in Education

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    Our Technical Lead shares his experience at a small village in Assam, sharing what may be representative of India’s youth and its experience with education.

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