What is AjeeWiki?
AjeeWiki is designed as a dynamic and synergistic collective space that shall function both, as a database as well as a collaborative platform, for organisations and individuals working on dignified livelihoods across India to connect with each other.
It has been developed by Vikalp Sutra in the context of the livelihood crisis and migration (from cities to villages) as a result of lockdowns during the Covid19 pandemic. At the same time, it caters to a larger, unmet need to foreground dignified livelihoods in thinking and practice on the right to work. In its design and use, AjeeWiki is advocating for some basic and uncompromisable standards and values necessary for the practice of dignified livelihoods.
Who is AjeeWiki for?
AjeeWiki is for any organisation or individual who believes in the need for dignified livelihoods for India’s working class.
What are the core principles of AjeeWiki?
The AjeeWiki framework is based on the foundational principles of respecting diversity, inclusion, equity and justice. This is done by applying a gender and intersectionalities approach and prioritising dignified livelihoods as a right to life and work.
How do I use AjeeWiki?
Users will be able to search for information across several categories that, like any Wiki, allows for non-linear, evolving, complex, and networked text. They will also be able to connect and network with the listed organisations and individuals to enable potential support and collaborations among interested users. AjeeWiki serves as your own digital social platform for assisting and enabling action around dignified livelihoods.
How is AjeeWiki organised?
The ‘core’ section of AjeeWiki includes a listing of organisations (including civil society, alternatives, panchayats/ gram sabhas, social enterprises, private bodies, etc.) and individuals (researchers, practitioners, ideators, etc.) who facilitate, provide and/ or support dignified livelihoods to local communities in rural and urban India.
This listing is user-friendly (and as exhaustive as possible), across the following categories (and their sub-categories):
- Livelihood sectors (within agriculture and allied sectors; manufacturing and industrial sectors; service sectors and informational technology)
- Organised and Unorganised sectors
- Rural and Urban
- Labour categories
- Essential Livelihood Resources
- Strategies to strengthen and promote dignified livelihoods
The ‘micro’ section of AjeeWiki includes specific Wiki pages of the listed organisations and individuals, with detailed information on their perspective, knowledge, challenges and practical solutions on dignified livelihoods. This section will enable user-interface and partnerships by allowing users to identify the ideal organisation and/ or individuals based on their own needs, and request for collaborations on promoting dignified livelihoods. Here, the users will be provided with an interactive ‘contact’ pop-up, that will allow them to access and reach the listed organisations or individuals.
AjeeWiki is an opportunity to share information, experience and collaborate around dignified livelihoods of the working class population in the country. It is expected to evolve and grow with greater user access, to be a “one-of-its-kind dignified livelihoods Wiki”.