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Rejuvenating
Communities &
Ecosystems

Rejuvenating
Communities &
Ecosystems

The Fragility of Rural India

280 million rural Indians live in abject poverty – their fragile existence threatened by the severely degraded ecosystems, their vulnerability to climate change, and overdependence on unproductive agriculture as a livelihood.

Ecosystem
Degradation

Climate
Change

Low Agriculture Productivity

Over-dependence
on Agriculture

WOTR
Provides the
Solution

WOTR tackles the key causes of rural poverty by taking a holistic approach to rejuvenate rural communities and the ecosystems in which they live. The focus is on mobilising rural people and building their capacities to efficiently manage the land, water, and forests that surround them. Working at the grassroots, WOTR creates resilient rural communities that enjoy a fulfilling life within vibrant and sustainable ecosystems.

Agriculture

Women Empowerment

Water & Land Management

Livelihoods

Health Sanitation & Nutrition

WOTR
Provides the
Solution

WOTR tackles the key causes of rural poverty by taking a holistic approach to rejuvenate rural communities and the ecosystems in which they live. The focus is on mobilising rural people and building their capacities to efficiently manage the land, water, and forests that surround them. Working at the grassroots, WOTR creates resilient rural communities that enjoy a fulfilling life within vibrant and sustainable ecosystems.

Water & Land Management

Agriculture

Livelihoods

Women Empowerment

Health Sanitation & Nutrition

WOTR
Provides the
Solution

WOTR tackles the key causes of rural poverty by taking a holistic approach to rejuvenate rural communities and the ecosystems in which they live. The focus is on mobilising rural people and building their capacities to efficiently manage the land, water, and forests that surround them. Working at the grassroots, WOTR creates resilient rural communities that enjoy a fulfilling life within vibrant and sustainable ecosystems.

Water & Land Management

Agriculture

Livelihoods

Women Empowerment

Health Sanitation & Nutrition

How WOTR Operates

There is an urgent need to transform the rural landscape of India – from degraded ecosystems and impoverished villages, into vibrant hubs of prosperity. WOTR is at the forefront of this important work and takes a three-pronged approach in transforming rural communities.
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WOTR’s Impact

WOTR has been working with rural communities in India for 3 decades now. Together with its partners, It has touched the lives of over 6.93 million across 7124 villages in 10 states of India – Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Karnataka. It has included participants from 63 countries in training and exposure programmes.

WOTR’s Impact

WOTR has been working with rural communities in India for 3 decades now. It has touched the lives of over 4.43 million across in 6,594 villages in 10 states of India – Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Karnataka. It has included participants from 63 countries in training and exposure programmes.

Ecosystem Based Approach

To effectively address rural poverty, WOTR employs strategic solutions that tackle its key causes so as to bring about sustainable change. By using an integrated Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach, WOTR regenerates degraded ecosystems to help rural communities adapt to climate change while expanding livelihood opportunities, improving health, nutrition and people’s well-being. This work aligns with major international priorities, such as Land Degradation Neutrality, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ecosystem Based Approach

To effectively address rural poverty, WOTR employs strategic solutions that tackle its key causes so as to bring about sustainable change. By using an integrated Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach, WOTR regenerates degraded ecosystems to help rural communities adapt to climate change while expanding livelihood opportunities, improving health, nutrition and people’s well-being. This work aligns with major international priorities, such as Land Degradation Neutrality, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.