The OAD primarily carries out its mission by funding and coordinating projects that use astronomy as a tool to address issues related to sustainable development. Since 2013, more than 120 projects have been funded through the annual Call for Proposals.
Each OAD project has tried to impact on sustainable development in various ways, applying astronomy to respond to local conditions and requirements. Projects have also encountered challenges unique to their region all of which are documented in reports. We believe the resources created by these projects, such as educational materials for schools, university lecture presentations and videos, tactile resources, project reports etc., will be beneficial to others who want to run astronomy outreach or education or for-development projects.
An interface has been developed to enable searches of materials produced by our past funded projects. This service has been made for the OAD at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), India under the Data Driven Initiatives, supported by the National Knowledge Network.
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