RANGE OF ACTIVITIES
Livelihoods in the current development paradigm have resulted in a systematic erosion of local skill-sets while acquiring new ones that cater very little to local demands and needs, which in turn has meant that these demands and needs are met by external expertise. WOTR’s work aims to address both these issues simultaneously – by strengthening local demand-supply chains and by diversifying livelihoods.
WOTR’S LIVELIHOOD WORK AND SDGS
Disaster Risk Reduction
WOTR’s DRR and community based disaster management activities are a part of our climate change adaptation and natural resources management work. As part of our DRR work, WOTR does activities like preparation of disaster management plans, review and analyse past disasters, create a seasonality calendar of disasters, map their resources and assets, risk and vulnerability areas and help communities become more resilient to disasters.
WOTR’s Alternate Energy initiatives in the Climate Change Adaptation project cater to a number of needs: the need to reduce carbon emissions for Climate Change Mitigation. Our activities include installing solar based home lighting, biogas, smokeless chulhas and fuel efficient chulhas.
Collecting firewood is a time consuming and painful activity. Hot water chulhas can be an alternative to using the conventional chulhas, which pose health hazards to women. In this study ‘The The Hot Water Chulha: Findings from an assessment’ we take a closer look at the efficacy of hot water chulhas.
Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation Programme Designer (CoDriVE-PD) tool developed by WOTR used to identify vulnerabilities (in about 50 villages)
Local livelihoods like – backyard poultry (59), small grocery stores (8), flour mills (24) , cake making (18), sewing machines (8), rice mills (80), general stores (2), tea shops (1), pig rearing (25), goat rearing (151) and soap making (24), were supported during 2017-18.
1,100 people benefitted from individual and community level livelihood activities
247 solar streetlights installed, benefitting 23,543 people in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
455 solar home lighting systems installed in 38 villages of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand
benefitting 620 households 856 smokeless challahs distributed in Jharkhand, MP and Odisha benefitting over 3,400 people
Promoting livelihoods under the PPCP Project
The PPCP is a large-scale integrated project which works to promote sustainable livelihoods and natural resources management. It is being done in 87 villages of the Jalna district, in collaboration with the Hindustan Unilever Foundation, ITC and Government of Maharashtra
PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS
A path to guaranteed self-sufficiency
By Elvira Greiner If you skim through the current media reports in India, you get the impression that the economy is on an upward trajectory .If you look more closely however, you will notice the other side of the upswing: three quarters of the Indian population does not benefit in a major way from the current development.
Building Capacities of villagers
Livelihoods promotion is not merely about creating opportunities, but also about building the capacities of people to face challenges and diversify their income streams. How? Watch the video to know more.
Ecologic February 2018
This issue of Ecologic brings forth six stories from across our project areas in India which highlight our efforts in making the livelihoods of rural communities more sustainable.These interventions have not just supported the communities with monetary benefits but have also helped them in becoming more resilient to external stresses and shocks. We hope that these stories will inspire others to take up similar endeavors wherever possible.
- A short film on the monsoon in Akole-(The Rain Decided to Help Us
- A film on the impact of the Credit Suisse project in Parner-ZhaloAmhiSaksham
- A film on the HDFC project in Mandla, MP-Mandla HDFC Project Film
- The success of an FPO in Ankur FPO, Dhawalpuri
- A study on the hot water chulah-The Hot Water Chullah : Findings from an assessment
- A FAQ on renewable energy in the form of an article-Q&A – A Layperson’s Queries about Renewable Energy
- A film on weather variability in Maharashtra and its effects-Dipping Point: A Cold Day in February