Youth & Urban Knowledge Production

Where youth power gets channelized through participatory action-research for creation of experience based knowledge that results in self and community transformation

 

URBANISM: SPATIAL UTOPIA AND CONTESTED REALITIES

Where documentation becomes intervention and demand for distributive justice and good governance leads research-based action

 

Healthy Cities Wealthy Cities

Where research based actions help change health seeking behaviours, creating healthier citizenry and wealthier communities...

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PUKAR is an independent research collective and urban knowledge producing institution, based in Mumbai that conducts multi-sectoral, cross-disciplinary, community based, participatory action research on issues related to urbanization and globalization.

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News

Application is Open for Diploma Course in Community Based Participatory Research in partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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It's time to proclaim your rights again! Right to conduct research, right to ask questions and right to get hands-on information on the issues which concerns YOU. PUKAR is back…

Shailina’s Testimony on Youth Fellowship Program – 2018-19

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Our unique one year, weekend ‘Diploma Course in Community Based Participatory Research and Advocacy’, in partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences aims to empower Youth in becoming the agents…

“Water – a natural resource for all, but is it available for all?”

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“Most interesting I found was my interaction with my friends,” said Shakir, half laughing. “Few of them used to call and simply ask ‘Aajpaaniaayakya? I had fun listening to them…

Ongoing Projects

Current Project

Need for Low Cost Health Clinics in Low Income Neighbourhoods of Mumbai & Long Term Health Impact Assessment of Clinics Operated by Swasth Foundation

October 2016-March 2019 Partners:Swasth Foundation This project aimed at evaluating the health care needs of citizens of informal settlements and existing provisions for it in their area.  It located residents…

Community Based Participatory Research and Advocacy (CBPAR), accredited with TISS, Mumbai
Current Project

Diploma/Certificate course in Community Based…

A unique opportunity offered by PUKAR for Mumbai’s Youth to understand and experience the city through research. This is a year-long activity-based weekend course which offers an avenue to identify,…

Current Project

Journey Towards Dignity

2015- On going Partners:  Westwind Nursery/ StreeBal Shakti WHEELS Global Foundation American Jewish Women’s Service Stitching DIDA Looking at spates of violence against women in various forms happening continuously in…

Publications

Maps (By Dr. Anita…

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Multidimensional Measurement of Household…

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A System for Household…

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City of Dreams – City of Hopes: Mumbai

Videos

What Youth Are Saying

“There was an LIC Policy for which I needed to submit my Aadhaar Card. The E-Sevaks in my village recognised my need and very promptly had the card delivered to me – printed and laminated! I would have had to travel 25kms for this and now I don’t have to. The E-Sevaks are doing a great job and it makes me really happy that this is happening in my village.”

Hemlata Vaze, resident of Sakhare village from Palghar Taluka

“I understood myself and my values through the Youth Fellowship Program. I learned to listen to people with a different point of view. My time as a fellow has taught me that respect is a two-way street.”

Vishal Jayram Patel, Youth Fellowship Project (YFP) 2015-2016 Alum-Mentor, 2017-2018

“Through various exercises on leadership and skill-building, I believe I became more confident and self-assured. I decided to pursue my dreams of studying further and making a life of my own.”

Surekha Jadhav, YFP 2015-2016

“ I experienced deep transformation within myself through the Youth Fellowship project. I had a chance to represent my research at Pune and Graduation event for which I consider myself very lucky”

Salman Khan YFP 2016-2017 Alum-Mentor 2017-2018

“ I learnt so many thing like whatever we see and hear, we need to question it. This is very important for me. Now I follow it in my personal life.”

Kavita Saroj, YFP, 2015-2016

Our Partners

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Sir Ratan Tata Trust

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Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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Edelgive Foundation

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Global

The Ford Foundation

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The Rockefeller Foundation

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Max Planck institute of Religious and Ethnic Diversities

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Harvard School of Public Health

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