Empowering rural communities towards climate action & sustainable development
We strive to work with communities to ensure that eco systems are restored and sustainable growth is achieved through clean and low carbon means.
Our Projects have been implemented across South Asia and incorporates climate action elements for both Communities and Ecosystems
Who are we?
Incorporated in 2010, our community-led programs on climate action has covered over 5 million rural households and 50, 000 HA under land use and forestry across the South Asian region of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos and Bangladesh contributing substantially to the global fight on climate change and providing a better way of life for climate vulnerable communities in developing and least developed countries. We have also been able to engage with businesses to address issues of social responsibility and environmental sustainability along their supply chain and more recently, to engage upon climate action projects in line with the Paris Agreement.
Our Project Focus Areas
Climate Smart Agriculture
Our agriculture programs are established to facilitate sustainable natural resource utilization and equitable access and sharing of financial resources. With our climate resilience approach our focus is on improving market linkages and access to finance for small, marginal farmers which are critical factors to stimulate livelihood and sustainability enhancing investments in agriculture.
Our carbon programme on restoration of degraded mangroves in south Asia is both a climate change mitigation and adaptation project that aims to establish and maintain a sustainably managed mangrove ecosystem for carbon sequestration, natural disaster risk reduction, poverty reduction with sustainable livelihoods in the coastal communities.
Over the years our clean cooking program has observed many successful technologies in different geographies, enabling better living conditions for the families of the communities and, in ensuring that natural resources are not unsustainably utilized. Our projects have leveraged innovative technologies to create successful rural entrepreneur-based programs and successfully addresses a host of myriad gender issues.
Our rural energy access program strengthens the development initiatives in rural and remote regions, prioritizing innovation to suit local conditions in different geographies. Our energy projects include lighting for education, solar lighting for flood affected areas, passive heating for homes in remote regions, novel approaches for access to energy in un-electrified regions and supporting innovations with a potential to reach scale.
With a multidisciplinary approach, our water access and management programs encompass varied themes of water requirements for agriculture, adapting to new agricultural techniques to conserve water, establishing the water budget in a region to assess the utilization pattern and provide access to drinking water to vulnerable communities. All these programs incorporate gender issues and women are to a great extent, the stewards of the natural resource.
We along with our partners have brought together like-minded organizations under an umbrella carbon offset programme designed for start-ups in the waste management sector. The programme aims to address asymmetries of participation especially, for small-scale project partners in key community-oriented areas and sectors in multiple cities across India.
Integrated Energy Systems
The project provides access to clean and affordable energy for cooking along with a basic lighting add-on through dissemination of the integrated energy-efficient cookstoves to economically backward rural areas. The uniqueness of this hybrid system is that it is a two-way energy system developed to address the concerns of indoor air pollution and basic lighting requirements in rural areas.
Our Sustainability Solutions
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