The objective of the Congo Basin Sustainable Landscape Impact Program (CBSL IP) is to catalyze transformational change in conservation and sustainable management of the Congo Basin through landscape approaches that empower local communities and forest-dependent people, and through partnership with the private sector.

Rural water supply is a State subject. Government of India supplements the efforts of States/ UTs by providing financial and technical assistance through the centrally sponsored scheme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)which aims at providing potable water to every rural household with Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) at service level of 55 litre per capita per day (lpcd) by 2024.While allocating the fund under JJM to States/ UTs, 10% weightage has been given to the population residing in habitations affected by chemical contaminants including Arsenic and Iron.

This compilation of case studies from the central eastern tribal states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand is an attempt to bring together practices and experiences of forest dependent communities of managing and governing their resources.

Despite disasters and emergencies increasing in intensity and number worldwide, research has shown communities are not feeling adequately involved in decisions that ultimately impact their lives.

Given the importance of community-managed drinking water supply for the success of Jal Jeevan Mission’s ambition, it is important to look back and learn from some of the demand-driven, community managed schemes.

The Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa has been testing and refining approaches to community-based adaptation (CBA) with communities in the drylands in Ghana, Niger, Kenya and Mozambique, promoting the integration of these approaches into local and national government systems and programmes, and into those of other African countries.

The Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project in Bangladesh became the first initiative to successfully incorporate beneficiary participation into all aspects of managing large-scale irrigation systems.

The people of Ikara Community in Ikpoba Oka Local Government Area of Edo State have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, following an oil spillage in the communi

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Tribal Welfare V. Kishore Chandra Deo on Tuesday said the decisions of gram sabhas were important for recognition of forest rights.

BHUBANESWAR: Even though Odisha government claimed to have settled maximum individual rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Monday expressed dissati