Updated Mar 29, 2019

Inclusive Sustainable Social Change model for empowering Fisher Community in India

Sruthy Anand

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Empower the fisher community by enabling them to use ICT technology solutions effectively and improve their quality of life by increasing their resilience to vulnerability

In this work, we try to improve the ICT usage of the fisher community as a whole. We are trying to educate especially the ladies in the community as well as the younger generation between the age 15-18. This will help them to use the available ICT solutions and also helps them to come up with ICT solutions they require to improve their life in a sustainable way. This will also help them to achi...
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In this work, we try to improve the ICT usage of the fisher community as a whole. We are trying to educate especially the ladies in the community as well as the younger generation between the age 15-18. This will help them to use the available ICT solutions and also helps them to come up with ICT solutions they require to improve their life in a sustainable way. This will also help them to achive high resilience to vulnerabilities.
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Stage 2: Research & Development

We took a small fishing village and studied the community behavioral pattern, completed the requirement collection,identified the stakeholders involved. We also developed a small prototype based on one major requirement, tested it with few villagers.

Focus Areas:

Social Development, Resilience, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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India

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Problem

There is a huge difference in the use of digital information and ICT technologies by the fisher community in India. Fisher men loose their life while they are in the ocean due to different reasons which include natural as well as man made disasters. Some of these can be avoided if they are able to use the existing technologies for communication as well as to get information and alerts at the right time.

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Solution

In this work, we came up with a sustainable social change model which help fisher community. Our research prove that there is a huge requirement to come up with a social change approach and we designed the model based on the frequent communication with the fisher community in Kerala, India. Our model helps to bring down the digital gap exist in the community and will empower them to use the ICT solution to become more resilient during the disasters and hazards the community face.

Target Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries are the fisher men and their family, the boat owners, the local government bodies. It indirectly helps the fish market workers, the sellers as well.

Mission and Vision

Mission is to implement this social change model we developed to 10 fishing villages in Kerala. For that we need to get ladies and young stairs in the community to take part in our training. We need to develop mobile apps to address their requirements. We need to make the community use the system. Our vision is to expand this solution to all the fishing villages across the state and then with the learning from this we want to deploy this in the rest of the fishing villages across India.

Competitive Advantage

We are mainly focusing on the fisher community in India. Fisher community in India is completely detached from the other communities in many aspects. The fisher community focus mainly on the sea fishing occupation.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We want to implement it in the few fishing villages across kerala and based on the changes we can make it the community, we would like to expand it to more villages in large scale. We may have to work with each village to gradually improve their knowledge and experience with the ICT technology.
Funding Goal200,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10,000
New Implemented CountriesIndia
Recruit1 manager, 1 researcher, 3 software engineers, 5 volunteers
New FeatureCreate a mobile application for the fisher community which will help them to market, communicate and to receive information from peers

The Team Behind the Innovation

Our team consists of multidisciplinary experts as well as researchers who have experience in Sustainable social Development. Our team include women and youth who are from the fisher community.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India