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 organizes event at 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th session meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP8) was held in Doha from Nov 26- Dec 7 2012. WOTR organised an event titled “Making Policy Work for the Grassroots: Empowering Local Self Governments for Climate Change Adaptation in Drylands”. WOTR’s representatives gave a presentation titled: “Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Regions of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh”. Following the event, WOTR also released to the Adaptation Committee a set of recommendations arising out of the discussions at COP, which addressed the policy support that local self-government institutions need to effectively build adaptive capacities to climate change in dry lands.
You can download recommenations here.