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Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation – Programme Designer

Climate change is already creating a host of problems for rural communities especially those dependent on climate sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture, herding, fishing, forest produce gathering, to name a few. For planners, development practitioners and researchers the challenge is to understand how a community may be vulnerable to climate change and why. With this knowledge and information, communities can be mobilised to undertake measures that help them adapt to climate change, reduce its impacts and avoid development patterns/ mal-adaptation that may make communities more vulnerable at a later date.

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What are we in for? – Rural dynamics in the context of Climate Change a look at Ahmednagar district

This is a book comprising 8 studies on different subjects – agriculture, gender, migration, peak oil, health – in the context of climate change. This set of studies emerged as an attempt to understand the rural communities of Ahmednagar district, as WOTR initiates the project on Climate Change Adaptation. The findings of these studies throw new meaning when looked at in the light of climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and looked at together with their interlinkages, the unintended effects (positive and negative) and also our maladaptative quick-fixes. The studies bring to fore the current context and its impacts.

 

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Gender Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation

English, PP: 28, PDF: 198KB;

This is an exploration of perceptions of women and community regarding Climate Change.

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The Carbon Climax: End of HydroCarbon Legacy

This paper is a lucid introduction to Peak Oil and its dire implications. It spells out the basics of Peak Oil and links Oil Exploration Dynamics to World Giant Oil Fields and eventually to the interconnectedness of Energy, Economy and Food availability. It also states India’s position in this context and cautions us unless we act with the foresight; we are heading towards economic contraction, declining food production and hyperinflation. The paper also underlines the fact that we live in an energy deficit society and failure to develop a foresight would surely be an ethical failure on our part.

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Agriculture market price fluctuations, changing livestock systems and Vulnerability Connect

A Case-study of Mhaswandi village in Maharashtra, India, it traces the impacts of livestock changes and its connect of agriculture and markets.

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Insertion of Exogenous Development Measures on an Endogenous System

A case study of traditional water resources management practice of Gangewadi village in Maharashtra, India and the impacts of modern solutions on it

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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Watershed Development

The Resource book contains 9 tools related to monitoring of the products, processes and impacts of watershed development and one PM&E system as practiced in DANWADEP projects. The systems and tools are presented as case studies, as being operationalised and put into practice in different projects by the respective project actors.  The idea is to provide practical information on application of these tools and how these tools helped in managing efficiency and effectiveness  of project intervention by providing inputs for informed decision making.

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Participatory Net Planning : A Practitioners Handbook

Participatory Net Planning (PNP) was born of the need to develop a practical, participation-promoting and inclusive methodology that is at the same time pedagogically and technically sound. The PNP methodology grew out of the Indo- German Watershed Development Program (IGWDP) in Maharashtra, India.

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Little drops of water make a mighty ocean

A Trainer’s manual for Self Help Groups (SHGs). Its available in Hindi and Marathi also.

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Boond Boond se Banata Sagar (Hindi)

Trainer’s manual for saving and credit groups (for SHGs). It is available in English and Marathi also.

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