Initiatives from the field
Several civil society organizations including NGOs, collectives, networks, social enterprises,
movements have put in their best efforts to respond to the crisis and sought to ease the burden
of the myriad challenges COVID-19 has confronted us with. These responses have been responsive
to local needs, evolving locally relevant solutions which have the potential to be scaled up.
Initiatives from the Field collates such efforts
to support shared learning of actions to deal with COVID-19.
Initiatives from the Field collate specific efforts of different civil society organizations for shared learning of actions to deal with COVID-19.
What can you do?
Living in an urban or rural neighborhood, confined to one’s home due to the curfew,
yet reading about and hearing about all the suffering and challenges being faced by our
fellow travelers in this journey of life, sometimes makes one feel completely helpless.
This section provides an insight into things people have done with simple resources
available to them that all of us can try at home and contribute to the larger cause
This section provides an insight into things people have done with simple resources available to
them that all of us can try at home and contribute to the larger cause.
a. Don’t Forward contacts received over Whatsapp without personally validating the contact details and understanding the requirements of the relief agency and trying it out for at least few families. Remember, success is not by forwarding a number, but by ensuring you follow through the process until the needy household gets the dry ration or cooked food.
Government Policies and Programs
Government of India and state governments have initiated several policies and programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government Policies and Programs is populated with material on key government initiatives and resources that will help you understand what the government is doing, why and where. It is organized by target group for easy navigation.
COVID-19 19 is a crisis of the present yet it reminds us of lessons learnt from the past
as well as raises a host of questions for the future. It has unveiled several aspects of
a public health crisis to grapple with i.e. social, economic, political, ecological,
epidemiological, medical and many more. It is clearly the time to inform, learn and reflect
collectively through shared resources to not only fathom this crisis but for our lessons in the future.
Learning Resources takes the readers to select academic contributions on COVID-19!
Azim Premji University’s translation team has translated a variety of information related to COVID 19. The same can be accessed below
MOHFW Do's & Don't's
WHO Do's & Don't's
AIIMS Information Booklet
Coping with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak
Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak
Responses - Schemes and interventions
How to make masks at home - Kannada