Please read our response to 'an article on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA)' is published in the 'Economic and Political Weekly/ issue (Vol. 54, Issue No. 29, 20 Jul, 2019) at the following link. In 2015, the Government of Maharashtra launched the JSA, with the aim of making 25,000 villages in Maharashtra drought-free.
Crispino is well-known in development circles for his knowledge and achievements in the fields of natural resource management, participatory watershed development and integrated water resources management.
He was the Program Coordinator of the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) from 1989 till 2001. In addition to co-founding WOTR in 1993, he has co-founded 3 other non-profits – Sampada Trust (ST), Sanjeevani Institute of Empowerment and Development (SIED) and the Sampada Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Foundation (SELF).
An alumnus of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), India, and the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Harvard University, USA, Crispino has five academic degrees covering the fields of philosophy, theology, psychology, economics and public administration.