There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
WOTR presented it's Water Stewardship Initiative in COP23
WOTR’s entry ‘Promoting water-stewardship for water and food security in semi-arid regions’ has been granted a special mention award by jury of Best Climate Practices Awards 2017 by Initiative on Climate Change Policy and Governance (ICCG). The Water Stewardship initiative, launched in collaboration with Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF), has been recognized by jury members for its behavioral approach addressing the social inclusiveness dimension of Disaster Risk Reduction and for its capacity to increase active engagement of communities living in water-scarce regions. We were honored by ICCG to present the initiative in an online panel session at COP 23 on November 8 through webinar. We thank all Jal Sevaks, Water Stewards in different villages, our committed field staff, and our funding partner- HUF for making this possible.
Watch our exclusive video about WOTR’s ‘Water Stewardship Initiative’, which was a part of the 'Best Climate Practices 2017 webinar' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmmPIsu6ZJA
The entire link for the webinar: http://www.iccgov.org/en/video/best-climate-practices-2017-award-webinar/
The announcement of Award is available at ICCG website at
To see glimpses of the Water Stewardship Initiative, please click at,