Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in India (HWC)

OBJECTIVE The Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation (HWC) project aims at providing technical support at the national level, and effective implementation of HWC mitigation measures in selected states. The project pilot sites are: Haridwar Forest Division and adjoining landscape including Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, Gorumara Wildlife Division in West Bengal, and...

Land Use Planning and Management

OBJECTIVE The project’s main topics include: Land Use Policies Spatial Planning Instruments Organizational Development / Cooperation Model Human Capacity Development PROJECT DESCRIPTION Within the Indo-German Partnership, the “Land Use Planning and Management Project” by GIZ, the Ministry of Rural Development and the two State Governments of Tamil Nadu and Odisha aims to improve the general culture...

Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project-Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

OBJECTIVE The ABS Partnership project aims at strengthening the capacities of the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), selected State Biodiversity Boards (SBB) and Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC). It also aims at creating awareness amongst commercial users of biological resources and associated traditional knowledge for the effective implementation of ABS mechanisms under...

Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPA)

OBJECTIVE To contribute to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in selected areas along the coast of India PROJECT DESCRIPTION With a coastline of more than 7,500 km, India is endowed with a diversity of coastal and marine ecosystems. These ecosystems provide numerous services and benefits including fisheries, coastal tourism, as well...

Incentive for Sustainable Biodiversity Management (ISBM)

OBJECTIVE The project aims to: improve awareness and appreciation of the values of biodiversity and ecosystem service support two major national initiatives: TII and IBBI PROJECT DESCRIPTION With mere 2.4% of the world’s land area, India’s diverse habitats and ecosystems support 7% percent of all globally recorded species, along with second largest human population...

Environmental Benefits of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA-EB)

OBJECTIVE The program aims to: maximise the potential of MGNREGS works in positive environmental outcomes such as ground water recharge, soil protection, water and biodiversity conservation, sustainable food production, and mitigation of land degradation build local resilience to the effects of climate change such as moisture stress, delayed onset of rainfall, droughts,...

Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas-India (CCA-RAI)

OBJECTIVE The project aims to: improve livelihood and adaptive capacities of vulnerable rural communities in India through providing policy support to the Indian government on integrating adaptation to climate change in key sectoral policy decisions and rural development programmes PROJECT DESCRIPTION CCA-RAI aims to contribute to improve livelihoods and adaptive capacities of vulnerable...

Climate Change Adaptation – North Eastern Region (CCA-NER)

OBJECTIVE To improve the access of rural households to food through resource-saving and climate resilient agricultural practices PROJECT DESCRIPTION CCA-NER is a bilateral cooperation project between the Government of India and the federal Government of Germany. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was mandated in 2012 by the German Federal...