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Bangladesh Activities

From Sunset to Sunrise: The Immense Untapped Potential of India’s Crafts

This is part of a special series on the SAI/Tata Trusts Workshop on ‘Creating Livelihoods for the Indian Craft Sector’ held in January in Gandhinagar By Gayatri Divecha, Project Consultant and Dr. Shashank Shah, Project Director  In his keynote address, Ashoke Chatterjee, former Director of the National Institute of Design (NID) and Hon. President of the Crafts Council of India,…

Alum Q+A: Saving the environment and improving women’s lives, one pad at a time

This is part of a series of profiles of Harvard alumni who are young entrepreneurs in South Asia. Menstrual hygiene is an obstacle for women in many developing countries, including India. Even as the use of sanitary pads becomes more widespread, new environmental problems have emerged for proper disposal. Saathi, founded by several MIT/Harvard graduates who met while studying mechanical engineering, is…

Student voices: Reslilience in Nepal

During her summer internship in Nepal, HKS student Yoko Okura conducted stakeholder interviews with community leaders, local government officials, teachers, students, and parents to evaluate the impact of community-based and school-based disaster reduction programs.

SAI welcomes new Steering Committee member

SAI is pleased to welcome JP Onnela, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, to our Steering Committee this year. Onnela's work focuses on social and biological networks and their connection to human health.

SAI seeks Research Assistant, Animal Law

The Research Assistant will research laws, policies, media reports, and empirical data related to farming and other agricultural practices in South Asia and, depending on interest and expertise, potentially also the Middle East and Asia. He/she will work in collaboration with the SAI team and the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program.