Women's Empowerment

Pimpale – A Magical Transformation

Village Pimpale in district Nandurbar of North Maharashtra was just another of those barren and isolated places the residents of which had either resigned to their fate or migrated to the cities in search of work. The lack of water had turned the fields dry. The land was parched. Most of the houses had been abandoned. And there was this thick blanket of despair and misery.But Pimpale has cast off its slough of despondency forever. Those who had migrated returned to tend to their once forsaken fields.

Mhaswandi

When the fiery furnaces of nearby charcoal kilns were fed with wood from Mhaswandi verdant forests, its residents were happy, cash-rich and grateful to the rich timber merchants who acted as middlemen in the sale. It took a handful of years for the forests, the merchants and the money to vanish. Mhaswandi of today has won several awards for its efforts at Watershed Development and stands as an example of what a community can do when it determines to change.

What are we in for? – Rural dynamics in the context of Climate Change a look at Ahmednagar district

This is a book comprising 8 studies on different subjects – agriculture, gender, migration, peak oil, health – in the context of climate change. This set of studies emerged as an attempt to understand the rural communities of Ahmednagar district, as WOTR initiates the project on Climate Change Adaptation. The findings of these studies throw new meaning when looked at in the light of climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and looked at together with their interlinkages, the unintended effects (positive and negative) and also our maladaptative quick-fixes. The studies bring to fore the current context and its impacts.

 

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Gender Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation

English, PP: 28, PDF: 198KB;

This is an exploration of perceptions of women and community regarding Climate Change.

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Participatory Net Planning : A Practitioners Handbook

Participatory Net Planning (PNP) was born of the need to develop a practical, participation-promoting and inclusive methodology that is at the same time pedagogically and technically sound. The PNP methodology grew out of the Indo- German Watershed Development Program (IGWDP) in Maharashtra, India.

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Little drops of water make a mighty ocean

A Trainer’s manual for Self Help Groups (SHGs). Its available in Hindi and Marathi also.

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Boond Boond se Banata Sagar (Hindi)

Trainer’s manual for saving and credit groups (for SHGs). It is available in English and Marathi also.

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Thembe Thembe Tale Sache (Marathi)

Trainer’s manual for saving and credit groups (for SHGs). Its available in English and Hindi also.

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