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- Climate Change Adaptation
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- Health & Nutrition
- Alternate Energy
- Community Managed Rural Tourism
- Women’s Empowerment
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- About Us
Wasundhara means “caring earth,” and for WOTR it also means WOTR Attentive to Social Unity for Nature, Development and Humanity in Rural Areas. Wasundhara represents a paradigm shift, putting the responsibility for development in the hands of not only NGOs and agencies but of the villagers themselves.
WOTR’s new Wasundhara Approach combines WOTR’s proven technology of watershed development with its policies of socio-economic empowerment; it supplements watershed development by helping women and the poor start businesses and exercise their political voices.
The Wasundhara Approach adopted in 2005 has been implemented in over 200 villages, with far-reaching and self-sustaining impacts. It creates a development partnership between NGO and villagers based on regeneration of the resource base, transparency, equitable distribution of benefits, and gender equality – all components of eradicating poverty. Each village program is tailored to that particular locale’s quality and quantity of natural and human resources.
Tools & Frameworks
Strategies & Approaches
...reducing vulnerability of local communities by uniquely combining weather based scientific advisories for enhancing agricultural production, biodiversity conservation, enabling carbon neutral communities, disaster risk reduction and localization.
Papers & Perspectives
Biodiversity plays a crucial but often underestimated role in the mitigation of climate change.
A localized economy is more likely be able to adapt to Climate Change and will simultaneously contribute to reducing carbon emissions by having a smaller carbon footprint.
Solar energy has been proposed as a major piece of the renewable energy puzzle over the last few years... but how renewable is the means of processing that energy?
"What are we in for?" is a compilation of 8 studies that takes a look at rural dynamics in the context of climate change in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra