The Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge is a 3-year initiative that aims to work with Indian cities and their partners to pilot and scale ways to improve public space, mobility, neighborhood planning, access to early childhood services and amenities, and data management across city agencies. The Challenge aims to propagate an early childhood centric approach among Indian cities, helping urban planners, architects, engineers, and city managers to implement pilots and scale up solutions using the Infant, Toddler, Caregiver-Friendly Neighborhood (ITCN) Framework.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is the apex authority of Government of India to formulate policies, coordinate the activities of various Central Ministries, State Governments and other nodal authorities and monitor programmes related to issues of housing and urban affairs in the country. The Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Ministry in 2015 to promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure and give decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.Visit website
Bernard van Leer Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Bernard van Leer Foundation is a private foundation focused on developing and sharing knowledge about what works in early childhood development. Urban95 is a Bernard van Leer Foundation initiative to make lasting change in the landscapes and opportunities that shape the crucial first five years of children’s lives.Visit website
WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being. WRI India (Cities) works towards improving the quality of life in cities by developing and scaling environmentally, socially and economically sustainable urban and transport solutions.Visit website