Detective Case study competition by STREE, an initiative of NSS IIT Delhi

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STREE, an initiative of NSS IIT Delhi
presents
DETECTIVE Case Study Competition
On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March, 2014), STREE, an initiative of NSS-IIT Delhi brings to you a one-of-its-kind competition that lets you go through the complex process of analysing a case of sexual harassment. The competition aims at sensitising the participants to the subtle issue of sexual harassment at workplace through a fun-filled detective case study game.
Did you know that according to the The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, every workplace is supposed to have a Sexual Harassment Complaints Committee to handle case of harassment. Moreover, the Committee is required to complete the inquiry within a time period of 90 days and send the report. Also, the employer or the District Officer are mandated to take action on the report within 60 days.
If these questions interest you, participate in the competition to explore this issue to the core.
 
Register in Teams of 3 at http://iitd.info/streecasestudy

(There are no restrictions on age, sex or institution on the team, though we prefer participation from college students)
  • Pre-seen material will be provided to the teams in bits and pieces starting from 6th March. (you may register later as well)
  • After going through the case study material, participants get an option to have a live chat with the characters in the case study with some restrictions, to be declared at the time of chat) on 8th of March. More details on this will be sent to the registered teams one day in advance.
  • The registered teams need to submit a short report of not more than 1000 words which contains their conclusion from the material and the chat session and also their recommendations.
    Deadline: 9th March, 2014 5:00 pm.
  • The participants will be judged on the basis of the way they investigate the case and also how sensitive they are towards the issue of Gender Equality and Sexual Harassment (which will be clear from the questions they ask during the chat session and also the report they submit).
Attractive Prizes to be Won
 
For more details, contact:
Stree Team
9818399544
9868857566
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Project Aanch

Preface:

(Verbatim from http://www.enactusiitd.org )
ENACTUS is an international organization that brings together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better and more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Enactus operates in the form of student teams on campuses around the world, working on sustainable projects with the objective of creating economic opportunity for others.

Every Enactus project has the following three components:

  • Entrepreneurial: Having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
  • Action: The willingness to do something and commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
  • Us: A group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; people who are part of a greater whole.

Enactus IIT Delhi is the IIT Delhi student chapter of Enactus.

What is Project Aanch?

TL;DR: A project to manufacture and sell smokeless stoves.

Residents of Bhatti Mines rely on firewood and use extremely inefficient ‘stove’ that is typical to the rural India. A crude structure with one or more sides open for insertion of firewood, that can hold a small vessel. An estimated 826 million Indians depend on these simple cook stoves that burn solid fuel, mainly fuelwood or coal. (Source)

These stoves are extremely energy inefficient, result in a lot of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monooxide, Black carbon (soot) emissions. All of these contribute to global warming, and with over 800 million users on a daily basis, the issue demands attention. Estimated 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxie equivalent gases can be avoided by using better stoves. It would also reduce the deaths from respiratory infections, heart disease, bronchitis, pneumonia and tuberculosis. When you are talking about changing India, numbers are your enemy. A statistician will understand.

But it all begins with a small effort. Many such efforts have been made. Project Aanch is yet another efficient stove campaign.

What makes Project Aanch different?

It is not a campaign distributing/selling stoves. It is an attempt at making entrepreneurs. Enactus IITD will train women from Bhatti Mines to make smokeless stoves, and assist in establishing a business.

What can I do to help?

What will the money be used for?

(Verbatim from project page on wishberry)

  1. To buy two more Philips cook-stove mould that would enable us to double the rate of production of cook-stoves and expand in other communities. One mould costs Rs 26500 approximately.
  2. As we are serving customers at Bottom of the Pyramid, the relatively limited buying capacity of the poor makes it tougher for us to generate profits for the women. Thus, to expand the market and increase the adoption rate, we would be testing two models:
    • Selling stoves through EMI: We need money to maintain the buffer amount needed to sustain the installment plan.
    • Subsidizing Stoves: The current selling price of Rs 1200 is out of range for the community. We will subsidize this by Rs 500 so that they can afford it.

I will receive my first salary today. I will do my part.

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