Participatory natural resource management

Preserving nature. Enriching communities.

Sustainable solutions for natural resource management

We are committed to promoting sustainable practices and supporting local communities in managing and conserving their natural resources effectively. Our program emphasizes active community participation and collaboration in decision-making, planning, and implementation processes related to natural resource management.

Through this program, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of natural resource management among Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and villages. We work closely with interested CBOs to explore and survey their resources, helping them initiate a participatory, integrated, and sustainable natural resource management program in their selected area. The attempt is to address Jal (water), Jungle, Jameen (soil), Jaanwar (animal), Jeevika (livelihood), Janta (the people), and Jantu (insects and worms), etc. as comprehensive supportive units essential for a thriving planet.

Transforming lives through resource management

Our program is designed to benefit a wide range of stakeholders, including:

  • Village Development Committees (VDCs) at Gram Panchayat levels
    We work with VDCs to establish stakeholder groups and facilitate their involvement in decision-making processes. VDCs play a crucial role in representing the interests of their communities and ensuring the program’s success
  • Springshed and Watershed Committees
    Our program engages springshed and watershed committee members to promote sustainable management of water resources within the selected area. They work closely with the community to identify and address water-related issues while fostering responsible water use
  • User groups
    Through CBOs, we assist in forming user groups that actively engage in managing specific natural resources such as forests, land, and animal habitats. These user groups play a vital role in implementing activities that contribute to the sustainable use and conservation of these resources

Nurturing nature, enriching communities

Our program focuses on specific impact areas within the selected region:

  • Water resources
    We address water-related issues, such as water scarcity, pollution, and improper water management. By promoting responsible water use and implementing sustainable practices, we aim to improve access to clean water and safeguard water resources for future generations
  • Forests and land
    Our program highlights the importance of sustainable forest and land management. We work with communities to combat deforestation, promote afforestation, and implement practices that preserve biodiversity and enhance soil fertility. We have held plantation activities in 11 hectares of the recharge area of springs in collaboration with the Department of Forest, Himachal Pradesh
  • Human well-being
    By involving communities in decision-making processes, we prioritize human well-being. We aim to improve livelihood opportunities, enhance community resilience, and promote the overall well-being of individuals within the program area
  • Animal habitats
    Our program recognizes the interdependence of human and animal habitats. We strive to protect and restore critical habitats, promote wildlife conservation, and mitigate conflicts between human activities and animal populations

Our step-by-step approach

Our program follows a systematic approach to achieve its objectives:

  • Mobilization and sensitization
    We raise awareness among CBOs, VDCs, and other stakeholders about the significance of natural resource management. This involves workshops, training sessions, and awareness campaigns to foster a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the selected area
  • Micro-planning and issue prioritization
    We facilitate a participatory process where communities identify and prioritize key issues related to natural resource management. Through micro-planning exercises, stakeholders collectively develop comprehensive action plans tailored to the specific needs and aspirations of the community
  • Formation of stakeholder groups
    We assist in the establishment of stakeholder groups such as VDCs, Watershed Committees (WC), and user groups. These groups serve as platforms for decision-making, implementation, and monitoring of activities related to natural resource management
  • Implementation of planned activities
    Stakeholder groups, in collaboration with CBOs, work together to implement the activities outlined in the management plan

Numbers that make a difference

Stories of courage and resilience

A visual journey through the impact of our thematic program

Bring meaningful change in rural India, donate now to support our mission

Bring meaningful change in rural India – donate now to support our mission