Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh in Indian Himalayas hit by devastating flash floods

Pragya is carrying out response and rehabilitation operation for the victims of the flashflood in Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts in Uttarakhand, Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

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Uttarakhand: Centre wants rehabilitation work of permanent nature in state, says NDMA member      Uttarakhand Planning Commission suggests all-weather roads      Japan pledges $150 mn for Uttarakhand flood relief      Rehabilitation of people affected in Uttarakhand most important: Vijay Bahuguna      Panel to study whether hydel projects caused Uttarakhand floods      Uttarakhand CM says there maybe more bodies under debris in the Kedarnath valley      Detailed plan on flood control in pipeline: Vijay Bahuguna     


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Pragya works for the appropriate development of vulnerable communities and sensitive ecosystems of the world. We reach the benefits of development to the most remote and difficult regions, delivering an array of development services to isolated and underserved communities, and building their capacity to help themselves. We also research and support reform of programmes and policies, and advise, and train development actors, in order to spur development action in these regions.


  • Pragya is now recognised as 'Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation'(SIRO)
    - Department of Scientific & Industrial Research conferred the status for 2013-2016
  • Pragya's innovation DEISPI receives international recognition
    - the prototype was awarded under All Children Reading: Grand Challenge
  • Conflict Assessment Report - Northern Kenya
    - a PRAGYA study
  • Call for papers on Gender, Governance and Agriculture
    - Abstracts are invited for a special issue. Last date for submission: 28th February 2014.
  • Pragya submitted statement on 'Violence against women in indigenous communities'
    - as part of 57th session of UN Commission on the Status of Women (4-15 March 2013)
Crisis at Horn of Africa - the aftermath

The countries in the Horn of Africa have been facing severe drought conditions, with Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia being the worst hit. Stretches of Mogadishu, Uganda, South Sudan and Eritrea also suffered under the dry spell. Millions of children and elders have suffered from hunger and malnutrition.


Pragya Kenya is implementing several interventions for long term sustainability measures and reducing risk to life and livelihood.

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Pragya is the knowledge partner for “Mountain Biodiversity Lawns“ for the 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum being organised at IGNCA lawns, New Delhi, India from Jan 30th to Feb 03rd, 2014. The theme for 2014 is mainstreaming biodiversity conservation at different levels to promote coexistence in harmony with nature.


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