Professional Fellow, United Nation University MERIT
Shyama Ramani is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT at Maastricht. Her research focuses on the relationships between technology, innovation and their governance for inclusive development.. After the tsunami of December 2004, she founded two non-profit action-research units ‘Association Un Ami’ and ‘Friend in Need Trust’, in France and India respectively that aim to improve sanitation coverage in rural India. This led to many adventures as a researcher and development practitioner.
Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!
BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”
In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.
Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.