Ecosystem restoration and climate change adaptation is a goal that requires consistent, long-term strategic efforts. The vicious cycle of abject poverty is affecting millions of people in our country, threatening their wellbeing for generations. Considering the size and scale of the challenges in rural India, a single agency or even a few working together, cannot respond effectively. There is a need for collaboration between diverse sets of stakeholders that spans government agencies, NGOs, research institutions, private sector, donor agencies, local communities, media and individuals.
WOTR works in collaboration with multiple stakeholders to bring about holistic, sustainable and scalable actions on the ground. We work with individuals and institutions, representatives of Government, Civil Society Organisations, Businesses, Brands, Academia, NGOs and Media with the aim to foster connections among different stakeholders, and to build climate resilient adaptive capacities of rural communities.
Why Partner with WOTR?
WOTR is deeply connected at the grassroots of India and has a unique ability to navigate the complex social dynamics of rural India. By taking a scientific, evidence-based approach to project implementation and product development, WOTR has established its authority in the field – influencing both policy and the sector – where global thought leaders and practitioners from the ecosystems, watershed, land and water sectors, collaborate with us.
WOTR is known as the pioneer of participatory watershed development in the country. Its core competencies include:
- Technical know-how and expertise in
- Ecosystem-based watershed development
- Climate resilient agriculture
- Integrated water resource management and water stewardship
- Community biodiversity
- Program implementation and management expertise of large scale, community-led land, water and agriculture management programs
- Development of unique technological tools and methodologies for project implementation (developed 24 tools supported by customized software packages)
- Farmer-friendly agro-meteorology – providing weather-based crop and farm-specific advisories to farmers
- Capacity building and training
- Trans-disciplinary applied research
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER)
- Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
- Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
- Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV)
- Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Parbhani (VNMKVP)
- Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA)
- TMG – Think Tank for Sustainability (TMG)
- The Echo Network (TEN)
- Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)
- And the many individuals who have supported us in so many ways
These funders have supported us throughout the years