A national think tank undertaking cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research, knowledge exchange and capacity development; Policy planning and advocacy.
We explore issues and challenges and generate awareness, build capacity through evidence based research, data analytics and policy advice.
Through extensive research and expertise in the urban sector, NIUA continues to build a rich knowledgebase for evidence based decision making.
We work with a number of partners, nationally and globally to enable peer learning through proliferation of ideas to strengthen our urban initiatives. Their expertise and support is instrumental in delivering the outcome of our work to the stakeholders
We offer distinctive network and exciting career opportunities to build an inclusive and sustainable urban ecosystem. We welcome your comments and feedback.
The Smart Solutions Challenge is an initiative of the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and the United Nations in India to address city-level accessibility and inclusion challenges faced by persons with disabilities, women and girls, and the elderly. The initiative is open to all and seeks to leverage crowd-sourced innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the New Urban Agenda guided by the ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNOB) principle in line with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
NIUA and UN in India are looking for innovative ideas, solutions, technologies, products, and business solutions that can help break-down and resolve complex city-level inclusion and accessibility challenges faced by persons with disabilities, women and girls, and the elderly. The Challenge is designed to identify innovative solutions which can be easily adapted or replicated by cities; potential ideas and prototypes that can be incubated; and acknowledge and recognize innovative solutions already implemented within cities in India that are addressing accessibility and inclusion needs of the targeted population.