There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
Consultation on Climate Adaptation and Services for Water, Food and Health Security
The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) through its Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS) in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and with support from the European Commission, Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the UK Department for International Development & the Hindustan Unilever Foundation, hosted a Consultation on the 20-21st of April 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Pune.
The goal of the consultation was to assess existing synergies and disconnects between climate adaptation and services and to enable the formation of linkages between researchers and stakeholders.
About the Consultation
The event, over a period of two days, focused on question of climate change adaptation and climate services in the context of water, food and health security. The event presented a forum where researchers from India and Europe interacted with stakeholders from the government agencies, NGOs, the private sector and innovative small and medium enterprises in order to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and to develop new partnerships. The event brought together with a mix of government staff, private sector agencies, civil society, researchers and related experts.