Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Action

Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions is a project, being implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Swiss Agency For Development and Cooperation (SDC) & Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) The overall goal of the project is to integrate climate actions into sub-national planning, benefitting local communities in India. […]

The Odisha Mission to Provide Clean Drinking Water

By Senashia Ekanayake She looked around twenty-five. She carried a pot of water in one hand and a child in the other. I met her in Ogaplur village in the Puri district of Orissa on the Eastern Coast of India. The village is home to 127  families and a pond water filtration system with an […]

CANSA Post COP 23 Debrief in India

COP 23 marked the two years of negotiations since the Paris Agreement was struck in 2015 and later ratified in 2016. The two years of negotiations have been on technical issues on rule book that would be basis of implementation of Paris Agreement from 2020 onward. The significance of COP 23 was that it was first COP […]

National Steering Committee of India

The Indian National Steering Committee was elected on October 30, 2017 at a meeting held at the Development Alternatives office in New Delhi. The names of the NSC are as follows: Dr. Jyoti Parikh, IRADE Ms. Ajita Tiwari, INECC Ms. Gitika Goswami, DA Ms. Alka Tomar, CEC Mr. Ramesh Babu, EFICOR Dr. Bhanu, PGVS Ms. […]

Global Narratives Project: Indian Pilot to Develop and Test Climate Change Narratives and Engage New Audiences

The project trains national organisations in the skills for developing distinct narratives that can address different audiences, values and cultural identities. It will convert established testing  methods (such as interviews, focus groups and surveys) into simple approaches that can be applied cheaply by any organisation, even in poorer countries. The project is conducted by CAN […]

Evidence Based Advocacy For Eco-Village Development In South Asia

CANSA and INFORSE will be involved in Advocacy and Campaigning at district, state, national, and regional levels for the promotion of village-based low carbon, pro-poor climate solutions as part of national climate policies proposed for UNFCCC. As an essential basis for this, they will use the evidence collected and compiled from the implementation of low-carbon, […]

Taragram Yatra 2016

Taragram Yatra is an annual flagship event of Development Alternatives Group and is a journey of cross learning and knowledge sharing among development practitioners. It engages leading minds and creates a narrative to change the status quo and aims to attain sustainability in policy and practice. For 2016, the selected theme for the Yatra was […]

Rising Sea Levels and Lack of Embankment Protection Rising Sea Level

Rising sea levels and river dynamics such as strong tidal surges put together are causing the breach of embankments, which leads to coastal flooding and destruction of lives and livelihood of the community. Flooding of about 40% of the island area occurs during April to September each year, creating a hapless condition for the islander dwellers. The river embankments in […]

Workshop on Building Climate Resilience & Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the State of Uttar Pradesh

When climate agreement was reached in Paris in last December with an aim to limit climate change, at ground level it necessitated enhanced action. National action plan and state action plan prepared at sub-national level have never been so relevant than now to build resilient society. Concrete planning and follow up action is paramount to […]

From Risk to Resilience

Risks as perceived by communities go beyond the scope of what is recognised in international frameworks. Of the three major frameworks signed in 2015, each has its own focus area. The Sendai Framework looks at disaster risk reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at development issues and the Paris Agreement at climate change. Yet, all […]

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