Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), a collaborative effort involving the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), is an international non-profit research institute dedicated to food and livelihood security. BISA is a strategic and implementation partner in our project on addressing air pollution from crop residue burning in northwest India.
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), one of South Asia’s leading non-profit institutions for policy research, is a partner in our project on addressing air pollution from crop residue burning in northwest India. CEEW has been involved in designing this project and is responsible for monitoring and evaluation.
Care Earth Trust, a Chennai-based technical NGO that works for biodiversity conservation through research, advocacy and capacity building, is a partner in our project on restoring Chennai’s wetlands. Care Earth Trust has supported the designing of this project and is responsible for implementing lake restoration initiatives at Sembakkam lake.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India’s premier institution for education and research, is a partner in our project for restoring Chennai’s wetlands. IIT Madras is leading the scientific research component of this project and is responsible for conducting baseline surveys restoring water quality and monitoring of the Sembakkam lake.
CENTER for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (C-Ganga), established as a think tank at IIT-Kanpur, is a centre of excellence for collation, creation and dissemination of knowledge and information for sustainable development of the Ganga River basin. C-Ganga is a partner in our project on restoring river Ganga and is contributing to studies on river hydrology.
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an international non-profit agricultural research organisation which works to improve livelihoods and foster sustainable farming. CIMMYT is a strategic and implementation partner in our project on addressing air pollution from crop residue burning in northwest India.
The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), one of South Asia’s largest multi-disciplinary think tanks, is a partner in our project on Renewable Energy and Reforestation by Design in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. We are working with CSTEP to enhance the design of their decision-support tool called DARPAN, used by policy-makers to site RE projects, by including ecological criteria for site selection.
Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), a respected and premier think-tank under the aegis of Department of Environment, Government of Madhya Pradesh is a partner in our project on restoring river Narmada which aims to reforest riparian zones for the benefit of people and nature. EPCO is reviewing our scientific analysis on identifying restoration opportunities and supporting in liaising with government agencies at the district and state level.
Tata Trusts, one of India’s oldest and most trusted philanthropic organisations, is a strong strategic partner and has played an important role in supporting The Nature Conservancy’s launch in India. They are providing funding support as well as working with us to design and implement two initiatives - addressing air pollution from crop residue burning; and Indian Centre for Applied Sustainability Solutions (ICASS) which seeks to create action-oriented research that enables effective policy design.
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, is an autonomous institution of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India. It constantly endeavors to evolve and disseminate knowledge useful for the managers in the area of Forest, Environment and Natural Resources Management and allied sectors. We have entered into an organisational-level partnership with IIFM to jointly conduct action-oriented research to bridge gaps in science and policy and design projects across various thematic areas.
The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) a Pune based NGO working to sustainably provide food, water, livelihood and income security to vulnerable communities, is a partner in our project on building drought resilience in Maharashtra. Research for this project was undertaken through Centre for resilience Studies (W-CReS), a unit of WOTR which conducts on-ground scientific research on various watershed interventions for drought resilience.
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), a government initiative to rejuvenate the river Ganga, is a partner in our project on restoring river Ganga by developing a trade-offs analysis tool that assesses the impact of water allocation for different users on the river’s health and biodiversity and helps informed decision-making.
Wildlife Institute of India (WII), one of India’s leading education and research institutions for biodiversity-related research and wildlife management, is a partner in our project on restoring river Ganga . WII is contributing to the project by bringing their scientific expertise and knowledge on aquatic biodiversity and habitat around the river Ganga.
WWF-India, one of India’s leading conservation organisations working to protect environment and wildlife, is a partner in our project on restoring river Ganga. WWF-India is contributing to the project by bringing to it their knowledge on aquatic biodiversity, environmental flows and past experience on working on river restoration, particularly Ganga.