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WHO WE ARE

Vikāra: Ancient Sanskrit term recognizing constant change and transformation

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Technical Assistance, Coaching & Mentoring

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Learning Labs, Research & Assesments

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WHAT WE DO

Applying High-Impact Approaches

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Capacity Building, Training Tools & Curricula

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 to support sustainable development globally

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Knowledge Management & Sharing

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Framework Development & Strategy Support

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Process Facilitation & Performance Support

We recognize the significant untapped potential in strengthening environments and systems in which people and businesses are operating to create long term positive change in our world. Our process-driven strategies, technical inquiry, research and tools accelerate inclusive systems development 

 

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO 

Catalyze durable & inclusive systematic change for ...

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Market Systems, Value Chain & Entrepreneurial EcoSystems

Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition

Climate Adaption &  Natural Resource Management

Health & Social Systems

Market-led Education, Livelihood, Enterprise & Workforce Development 

Youth, Women & Other Vulnerable Groups

 
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REGIONS

Vikāra Institute is a global operation and has run projects and activities across a vast array of countries.

(*Formerly operating as EcoVentures International.)

Africa

​Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Liberia
Madagascar
​Mozambique
Nigeria

​Rwanda

Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
​Zambia
​Zimbabwe

Latin America & The Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
Brazil
Costa Rica
Dominica
Ecuador
Grenada

Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadine

Middle East

​Afghanistan
Egypt
Jordan

Morocco
Pakistan

Iraq

Asia Pacific

​Bangladesh
Cambodia
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Mongolia

​Nepal
Philippines
​Solomon Islands​
​Thailand

Europe

​Azerbaijan
​Denmark

​Poland​
​Ukraine

North America

Mexico​
​United States

 

LEARNING & RESEARCH LABS

Vikāra designs & manages research initiatives to explore behavior and systems change within diverse contexts and cultures, globally. We focus on inclusive systems development.

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Research on market systems resilience in local communities across Kenya.

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Research on market systems resilience in local communities across Nepal.

 

TOOL LABS

Vikāra is recognized for designing interactive, creative and highly impactful training tools and strategic services, for project staff, managers and individual learning environments

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Several fun cartoon series demystifying key market facilitation concepts.

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Practical, participative in-person and online training courses for varying contexts.

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Sophisticated synthesis of pathways of change in several different systems.

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Interactive, high impact tools to recreate various contexts and changing conditions within a training room.

 

COLLABORATIVES & COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Vikāra convenes spaces for collaboration & dialogue, fostering innovative thinking & action to solve critical challenges. 

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Market Systems Resilience Global Community of Practice (MSR)

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Markets 4 Climate & Conservation

(M4CC)

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Urban Market Systems Development Community of Practice

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Social Inclusion in Market Systems Development  Community of Practice (SIM)

 

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS

Vikāra has led the design of several influential conceptual frameworks that are guiding practice in programs around the globe.

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WHO WE WORK WITH