Development Alternatives (DA) is a premier social enterprise with a global presence in the fields of green economic development, social empowerment and environmental management. It is credited with numerous innovations in clean technology and delivery systems that help create sustainable livelihoods in the developing world. DA focuses on empowering communities through strengthening people’s institutions and facilitating their access to basic needs; enabling economic opportunities through skill development for green jobs and enterprise creation; and promoting greener pathways for development through natural resource management models and clean technology solutions.
The Development Alternatives Group delivers environment friendly and economically viable eco-solutions to communities, entrepreneurs, government and corporate agencies through measures that foster the creation of sustainable livelihoods in large numbers.
Development Alternatives drives strategic change through Innovation of eco-solutions, Incubation of enterprise based business approaches, demonstration and capacity building for Implementation of solutions at scale and the Influence of policies for sustainable development.
“The green economy to my mind is one that looks at environment and society together. It is the bridge between human wellbeing and planetary wellbeing.”
Vice-President, Development Alternatives
“Sustainability is not optional icing on the development cake – it requires a new recipe and method.”
Manager, Development Alternatives
“In a globalised economy we are seeing interdependence between small island states, large economies and large corporations. The GEC can provide the required focus for the international community to deliver green economy.”
President, Development Alternatives
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