WOTR is involved in direct implementation of nationally relevant development programmes, working with bilateral aid agencies, international development and adaptation funding mechanisms, research institutes, private companies (through their CSR actions), and through other partnerships in its thematic areas of focus. Implementation projects include activities across all seven thematic areas. We operate directly as the primary implementing agency through capacity building, planning and monitoring of projects supported by others, which are classified by us as ‘Implementation Support’. This includes preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), Evaluation studies, playing a Monitoring & Evaluation role, and providing learning and documentation support.
RANGE OF IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT ACTIVITIES
- Rural Development
- Watershed Development
- Community Based Agro Advisory
- Water Stewardship Initiative
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Farm Producer Companies
- Drinking Water Provisioning
- Capacity Building and Training
- Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Documentation
- Alternative/Renewable Energy
- Health and Nutrition
- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Tools and Frameworks
- Women Empowerment
KEY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES WOTR HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH IN THE PAST
- Indo-German Watershed Development Project
- Climate Change Adaptation in Rural India
- Drought Prone Areas Programme
- Integrated Watershed Management Programme
- NABARD Holistic Watershed Development Programme
- Employment Guarantee Scheme (Govt of Maharashtra)
We currently have 44 ongoing projects, which includes implementation, support and research in 7 states: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Telangana and Jharkhand. These include government initiatives such as the Wasundhara Watershed Development Agency (VWDA) of the Government of Maharashtra, the District Watershed Cell of Anuppur, of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, the Jharkhand Tribal Development Society, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
Amongst the above, we were involved in providing technical support to initiatives such as Paani Foundation’s Satyameva Jayate Water Cup, the Maharashtra government’s Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (PoCRA) and the Climate Resilient Agriculture project of the Supraja Foundation.
PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Watershed development is one of the biggest programmes in the country, in terms of resources, land area and agencies involved. This makes monitoring and evaluation systems, all the more important. Hence, we present to you our manual on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.
Participatory Natural Resource Management
This film from Udaipur, Rajasthan shows how, through participatory natural resource management and community development, food security and livelihood opportunities can be promoted. It brings out the impact of WOTR’s implementation of watershed development in 2 villages of Udaipur district.
Participatory Net Planning
Participatory Net Planning was conceived and developed by WOTR, during the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme. Since then, it has been widely adopted across India and the world. This ‘do-it-yourself’ handbook gives you the experience and pedagogy embedded in the PNP methodology.
FEATURED TOOLS AND MANUALS