These are most useful wherever there is access to knowledge and information but that does not result in changed attitudes, mindsets, new social practices and behaviors.
It is useful:
A sustainable knowledge initiative usually is a bespoke solution to a specific challenge.
Mapping the precision cognitive change needed and the cognitive failures within the community.
Designing an intervention for making the cognitive shift happen leveraging a range of pedagogic models like design-based learning, discovery learning, peer engagement, best practice sharing, immersion in context.
It usually takes 3-6 months to build a robust intervention and another 6 months to put into place sustainability mechanisms.
Translating awareness of personal safety into ‘safe choices’ in youth (HIV-AIDS) in the face of peer pressure.
This intervention has been effectively scaled to youth for over a decade.
Enabling rural housewives to translate their knowledge of nutrition into new sustainable meal choices for the entire household. This intervention has been used to reach out to rural housewives in hundreds of villages in northern India.
Enabling public service officials to translate ‘citizen service’ into positive enabling behavior in a conflict/ crisis situation. This intervention was developed to help Maharastra Police in their interactional behavior with citizens.