The Eco Village Development is a basket of local solutions on renewable energy, accompanied with community mobilization, involvement of women and children and appropriate training and capacity building bringing lasting changes in communities. The EVD solutions provide alternative income sources and strengthen agriculture-based livelihoods.The EVD model is being advocated as a viable option by the EVD project, implemented in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka with CSO partners and is funded by CISU, Denmark. CANSA serves as the regional partner in the project. EVD promotes climate action by reducing GHG emission and building adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities.
Following five years of cooperation, and much longer individual experiences, the project takes the Eco-Village Development concept to new areas and on new levels for wider implementation. The project seeks to maximize results in the intervention area by combining local activities with capacity building to involve more actors, and with advocacy to increase political support, nationally and internationally.
The overall objective of the intervention is to achieve improved standard of living of climate vulnerable rural communities in South Asia by integration of local sustainable solutions that contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience building.
1. Document/conduct research on adaptation aspects of local solutions
2. Prepare a regional report on adaptation co-benefits of local solutions.
3. Lead in policy advocacy of EVD at regional and international level.
4. Lead on preparing a regional report on Social Enterprise Models of EVD solutions in partner countries
July 2020 – June 2023
Santosh Kumar Patnaik, firstname.lastname@example.org
A repository of local solutions having both climate mitigation and adaptation co-benefits to communities is launched. The aim of the repository is to support climate policy advocacy with documented evidence and to inspire other actors to benefit by using the solutions locally. The repository includes close to 40+ solutions in the 6 main Categories from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The main categories are: cooking, off grid power, heating and cooling, water supply, organic gardening and agriculture and village development planning tools. The solutions are useful to communities of diverse socio economic, climatic realities and contribute to social development. The repository has diverse local level techniques with the detailed technical information on installation and maintenance.
The link for the repository is
Launch of EVD solution repository –
Repository of Local Climate Solutions – A Precursor to Regional Collaboration and Advocacy Report on Regional Webinar –
Repository of Local Climate Solutions: Seeking inputs from members –