WHAT WE DO

TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING

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WOTR conducts a wide variety of training programmes for development practitioners from national and international organisations, officials from various government departments, community based organisations, corporates and students. These programmes are conducted in diverse fields such as geospatial tools, water budgeting, climate induced vulnerability assessments, climate resilient sustainable agriculture, watershed-based natural resource management, aquifer delineation, community mobilisation, and application of IT to project management, entrepreneurship development and water stewardship.

OUR FR. HERMANN BACHER LEARNING CENTRE (HBLC)

WOTR has a training center at Darewadi village called the “Fr. Hermann Bacher Learning Centre (HBLC)”. It is an ideal setting for ‘Live’ training and exposure for the participants. What once was a dusty and drought prone village is now a transformed watershed which hosts trainees from different Indian states and countries of the world. The Centre and a nearby cluster of 30 villages (covering 26,000 ha) serve as a training ground for the participants.

TYPES OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES

  • Project based training
  • Demand and sponsored trainings (conducted at the Fr. Hermann Bacher Learning Centre)
  • International training programmes

HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINING

  • 41 demand and sponsored training programmes conducted, for 1,545 people in 2018-2019
  • 1,315 project based training programmes conducted for 31,850 people in 2018-2019
  • From 1993 to March, 369, 264 people provided training from 27 states and 63 countries

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Since 1993, Exposure and Dialogue Programmes have been offered for individuals and institutions, both in India and abroad. The exposure gives individuals first-hand experience of our work as well as to understand life in a rural environment in Maharashtra. Most recently, an EDP programme was conducted for the students of DePaul University, Chicago, United States of America in December 2018.

SUCCESS STORIES

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Building Capacities of Villagers

How does WOTR help to make village communities more enterprising and better able to do with climate variations? And how do women, in particular, benefit from our work in the field of capacity building? Watch this video, from our work to know more.

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A path to guaranteed self-sufficiency

WOTR’s capacity building efforts have changed lives in project villages of Jharkhand, for the better. Read our blog to know how the interventions have helped people become self-sufficient.

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TOOLS AND MANUALS

  • The Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation – Programme Designer is a tool to assess vulnerability-See here
  • Participatory Net Planning is a methodology for the planning and implementation of watershed development projects in India. See the booklet here
  • People’s Biodiversity Register provides step-by-step guidance to non-experts on how to conduct and formulate a PBR (People’s Biodiversity Register) with the engagement of the local community-See here
  • Co-DriVE Visual Integrator (Co-DriVE-VI) is a tool for long-term development planning-See here
  • The Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Watershed Development-The Resource book contains 9 tools related to monitoring of the products, processes and impacts of watershed development- See here
  • ‘Little Drops of Water Make a Mighty Ocean’-A trainers manual for Self-Help Groups available in Marathi and Hindi too-See here
  • The Common Bucket Game is a fun way of getting people to understood the concept of sustainable water usage. See here

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you wish to know more about our training programmes, or wish to avail of our services, please contact trainings@wotr.org.in and kiran.shelke@wotr.org.in.