Climate change is emerging as a more complex and multi-faceted development challenge with increasing impacts on both rural and urban economies. We focus on climate risks in coastal cities & rural communities, extreme climatic events, regional vulnerability assessments, climate policies and governance, community based adaptation models and climate change communication approaches.
Agriculture remains as the most critical sector impacted by climate change resulting in issues of food insecurity and loss of livelihoods. Our work includes studying water, energy and agriculture (WEF) nexus and promoting climate resilient agriculture by use of precision technologies, sustainable farming practices and capacity building of farmers. By understanding inter-linkages among water, energy, agriculture and livelihoods we aim to identify better policy options for improving livelihoods and food security.
Prioritising this scarce resource in our work, we work to identify solutions for efficient water use and management across geographies. In cognisant with SDG 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, our focus remains on improving access to safe water through use of technology based interventions as well as community based water management models.
With about 20 million >5 children being malnourished and in India today, we cannot paint a bright future for us. Similarly, women’s health and nutrition continue to be a key concern with alarming rates of maternal mortality and poor health indices. Thus, one of our focus areas is to improve women and child health and nutrition in India