Bridging data gap to facilitate sustainable livelihood for artisans in India

WHY

 

Lack of authentic and relevant data on the craft sector in India has lead to information poverty gap among stakeholders including artisans. This data gap doesn't allow systemic facilitation among artisans and stakeholders in craft sector to unlock business opportunities and sustainable direct market access for artisans.

 

Lack of direct market access, relevant capacity support to artisan communities and craft sector is leading to unsustainable livelihood of artisans who are choosing to move out of the craft sector.

THE CHALLENGE

what

 

The solution to above challenges is a systemic approach by providing authentic data on stakeholders from the craft ecosystem with relevant facilitation. We are bridging the existing information poverty gap by a three step process.

THE SOLUTION

impact

Crafting Future is in process defining outcomes and long term impact defined at each stage of mapping, platform and facilitation respectively.

 

MAPPING

DATA COLLECTION

  1. Discovery & exchange of local innovation among artisan communities and craft organisations.

  2. New market linkages for local artisan groups within local and regional markets.

  3. Connect artisans for employment/ sustainable livelihood opportunities with local craft organisations.

The largest data bank globally on artisans

in India

PLATFORM

DATA ACCESS

  1. Artisans connecting directly with market players for business opportunities.

  2. Artisans accessing quality & reasonable raw material suppliers to save costs & increase income 

  3. Market players connecting directly with artisans to unlock new product and market opportunities

Bridging information poverty gap by public access across stakeholders

FACILITATION

DATA BASED FACILITATION

  1. Data based capacity support to artisans for sustainable livelihood opportunities.

  2. Market player facilitation to aid business growthf or the sector

  3. Data shared with Govt. to influence policy

Robust ecosystem collaboration for sustainable livelihood of artisans in India

progress

 

PROTOTYPE STAGE ONE

  1. Development of mobile app for data collection with user centric approach for rural and semi-urban regions in India.

  2. UNDP funded 4 district mapping of Bodo Tribal area in Assam: Kokrajhar, Chirang, Udalguri & Baksa in November, 2018.

  3. All artisans working in the handloom and handicraft sector in the respective areas were mapped.

  4. The data collection was done door to door across all villages and districts.

PROTOTYPE STAGE TWO

  1. Social Venture Partners Bengaluru funded the mapping of Bellary district in Karnataka.

  2. Phase 2 explores a different geographical and cultural context for moonlighting challenges and logistics involved in mapping.

  3. The mapping of 565 villages will be done across the district over a month.

  4. We will be mapping all artisans, markets, raw material suppliers & ecosystem facilitators in the target district.

OUTCOME

Mapped

9000+

artisans

Mobile app

for data

collection

  1. Mapped 9000+ artisans with an initial estimate of 4000 artisans from local org. in four districts of Assam state in India.

  2. Developed craft sector focused data architecture for data collection on artisans, market players, raw material suppliers, craft clusters and craft organisation.

  3. Mobile app for data collection on field and standardising training for data collectors.

who

 

CRAFTING FUTURE TEAM

ADVISOR & MENTORS

 

Ms. Jaya Jaitly : Board of Advisor, Dastaakar Haat Samiti

Anjana Kaul : Mentor, SVP partner

Rajamani Sashi : Mentor, SVP partner

Judy Frater : Mentor, Somaya Kala Vidyalaya

Dr. Sudha Dhingra : Mentor, NIFT

PARTNERS

INDIA

BENGALURU

Prototype Funding Partners

Technology Partner

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