Economics & Technologies: Websites

Posted on April 30, 2014

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  1. Earth Shashtra where Youth Alliance of India is trying to bring people from all the sectors together and to sensitise them and help them move towards a conscious collective for the larger social good. (checked on 13 Feb. 2018)

  2. The Bank of the Commons’ mission is to facilitate a transition to an ethical post-capitalist space to gradually free us from the control of the current banking system, replacing it by a growing, fair, self-managed system. (checked on 19 Jun. 2017)

  3. Events and discussions around the book Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India, by Aseem Shrivastava and Ashish Kothari. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  4. Local Futures/International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. Their emphasis is on education for action: moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives. (checked on 14 Feb. 2017) Links: Organizations for Change (checked on 14 Jan. 2019)

  5. Matslats - Community currency engineer - Adventures in mutual credit (checked on 22 Mar. 2017)

  6. Credit Commons: Solidarity economy money - This is a proposal from the builders of two of the largest blocs of community currencies in the world. Tim Jenkin, developer of Community Exchange Systems and Matthew Slater, developer of Hamlets and cofounder of Community Forge. A new white paper introduces the backbone accounting infrastructure, touches on the economics and the technology, and describes the parts already in place. (checked on 22 Mar. 2017)

  7. New Work is an ascent, an up-rising through the intelligent and imaginative use of a spate of startlingly innovative technologies, some of which are extremely basic, while others are miles beyond where computers are now. New Work puts an end to the ever more calamitous shortage of jobs by adding two new forms of work to the job-work of the past: the work of Community Production and the deeply desired truly chosen work. Thereby New Work obviates the compulsive galloping race for Economic Growth. There will be an abundance of work, and making the economy grow would no longer be a mortally driven race. The result will be the creation of new enterprises, but also progressively the increasing local production of food, housing, and energy, and equally of furniture, appliances and clothing, and beyond that of still more of what is needed for a pleasurable, modern and fulfilling life. (checked on 27 Feb. 2017)

  8. Ethereum allows people to create a tradeable digital token that can be used as a currency, a representation of an asset, a virtual share, a proof of membership or anything. The Ethereum Foundation’s mission is to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet. (checked on 20 Mar. 2017)

  9. The Great Transition Initiative is a vision of civilization rooted in a new suite of values—quality-of-life, human solidarity, and reverence for nature—for the twenty-first century. (checked on 27 Feb. 2017)

  10. The Pelican Web This website collects, organizes, and analyzes information on sustainable development, with a focus on integral human development. They also publish monthly updates via the Mother Pelican Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  11. Basic Income India - The idea is that every citizen is entitled to a basic income, as a matter of right, so as to meet her / his basic material requirements of life. (checked on 16 Aug. 2016)

  12. Degrowth India Initiative is a forum to explore degrowth practices across India and to bring these ideas to a broader audience. It is a platform to build closer relationships between researchers, citizens and activists in the discourse and action on the ideas of sufficiency, conviviality, and ecological boundaries. (checked on 16 Aug. 2016)

  13. Resources and links to Commoning - A kaleidoscopic range of initiatives is emerging in which collective, community efforts point the way. These living practices of resource-sharing and relationship building are called ‘commoning’. (checked on  6 Sep. 2017)

  14. Sustainable Man website has this Introduction to Sustainable Economics. It also has a blog. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  15. Green Economy Coalition believes that the transition to a green economy requires five interrelated action areas (that we call our big picture): measuring what matters; influencing financial systems; greening high impact sectors; investing in people and managing natural capital.  They are working across all of these action areas and drawing the connections between them. (checked on 22 Nov. 2016)

  16. Blog on the theme - The interplay between the politics of resistance and the dynamics of constructive alternatives, by Ashish Kothari: Will 2015 be a year of hope? (on India Together). (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  17. The Commons Transition Platform is a database of practical experiences and policy proposals aimed toward achieving a more humane and environmentally grounded mode of societal organization. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  18. The Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) located at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai responds to the needs of rural India for relevant technologies. Apart from offering higher education to engineering students, it providing training and learning opportunities to students to develop appropriate technology to meet rural India’s requirement. It also collaborates with NGOs.  (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  19. CAPART an autonomous organisation supported by Ministry of Rural Development has a rural technology division that supports technological initiatives and innovations that cater to rural India’s needs. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  20. National Innovation Foundation is an autonomous organisation supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India that supports innovations in grass roots and sustainable technologies. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  21. Center for Humane Technology has (since 2013) raised awareness of the problem within tech companies and for millions of people through broad media attention, convened top industry executives, and advised political leaders. Building on this start, they are advancing thoughtful solutions to change the system. (checked on 21 Feb. 2018)

  22. Digital Democracy empowers marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. Working at the intersection of human rights and technology, it supports local leaders with the strategic use of tools to catalyze community-driven solutions. (checked on 12 Jun. 2018)

  23. socioeco.org is a resource website for the social and solidarity economy in 5 languages. The website has classified documents into ten themes such as An alternative vision of the economy,  Redefining wealth  and Bringing economy and ecology together,  and provides access to thousands of documents and publications, case studies, videos, training courses, pedagogical tools, legislations. It also illustrates public policies in favour of SSE and makes the link between SSE and SDGs through specific mappings (checked on 10 Apr. 2019)

  24. Grassroots Economics - Ending poverty lies in building communities. Through community currencies people have a way to exchange goods and services and incubate new businesses, without relying on scarce national currency and volatile markets. (checked on 23 Sep. 2019)



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