Envisioning a world where women, adolescents and children realise their full potential.

'Call for Proposals'
Do you have a market-ready solution that can help meet the emergency needs of the pandemic?

'Jigyasa'
Bridging the
Digital Divide

'सुपोषित Jharkhand'
Closing the gap in nutrition

'Fighting COVID 19 Together'
Our efforts and interventions to manage and mitigate the impact of the crisis.

About

Centre for Knowledge and Development (CKD), is a not-for-profit, knowledge driven, community focused, partnership-building, forward-thinking organisation. We relentlessly pursue building the agency of women, adolescents and children by providing equitable access to health, nutrition, education and 21st century skills, livelihood and employability. With a commitment to leave no one behind, our key principles of diversity, equity and inclusion drive all our goals.

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Vision

Creating a world imbued with values of diversity, equity and inclusivity where women, adolescents and children realise their full potential.

Mission

Empower women, adolescents, and children to get equitable access to health and nutrition, 21st century skills and education, equal employment opportunities.

Goal

Create an alliance of engendered and mission-aligned partners to support 20 million women and girls to realise their full potential by 2040.

Our

49,872

Nutritional and Health Assessments

Pregnant mothers, adolescents and children periodically assessed by ‘Mor Baat’ our rural nutrition monitoring App.

18,900

People sensitised to COVID-19

Through interactive Covid-19 Game in 7 National and 5 International languages.

2,14,000

Students empowered through Digitalization

Students in 2250+ schools across 5 states provided science and heritage education through Digital Design Pedagogy.

Our Focus areas

We focus on transforming the lives of women, adolescents and children by providing equitable access to health, nutrition, education, 21st century skills, livelihood and employability.

Key Highlights

COVID-19 Game
Demystifying Facts & Myths

In collaboration with UNDP, CKD created a behaviour change game informing people across all age groups about COVID-19 facts. The game has been adopted by UNDP's International Office in Cape Verde, Timor, Morocco, and Lebanon. It is available in 7 Indian languages and 5 International languages.

'सुपोषित Jharkhand'
Closing the gap in nutrition

Supported by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), CKD will strengthen nutrition governance using a top down and bottom-up social accountability mechanism. We will benefit 0.5 million of the most marginalized tribal women and children in 5 districts of the state of Jharkhand.

Our
Partners

Voices from the Field

The team of Jigyasa has rekindled curiosity and a newfound interest towards education in our children and has helped us tremendously to achieve learning outcomes in the pandemic.

Raj Kumar Agnihotri, Teacher
Upper Primary School Ahirwan Sadar Bazar,
Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Dialogue

To move the needle on anemia and reverse the alarming trends from National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5, a two-pronged approach is required on a mission mode – increasing the demand and ensuring sustainable supply.

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Of the 2.68 Crore Indians with a disability, 44% (1.18 Crore) are women. Amongst these women with disabilities, only 45% are literate. CKD prioritizes Women with Disabilities, our interventions are tailored to ensure their inclusion as beneficiaries.

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The recent findings from Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 reiterate CKD’s firm belief to strengthen equity measures for the historically disadvantaged. In India, five out of six multidimensionally poor are from lower tribes or castes.

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