Consultation Towards Institutionalized Platform for Action on Water Conservation and Climate Change

Hanns Seidel Foundation in collaboration with Centre for Social Research, Jan Chetna Sansthan and SIDART called for a consultation to review the manual of the Training of Trainer’s Programme, which is the fourth phase of the Water Conservation and Climate Change project.


Experts from the Rajasthan government, research and Social sector were invited to participate in the consultation and share their feedback on the draft of the training module.


Mr. Kunjilal Meena (IAS, Director General of IGPRS),
Dr. Anita Brandon [Professor & Nodal Officer (PRI Trg)]
Soma Parthasarathy (Independent researcher),
Ankit Tulsyan (Research person on Natural resources and climate change, TERI),
Richa Audichya (Local water expert from Rajasthan),
Mrs. Saroj Bala (Ex-Sarpanch of Rajasthan rural region),
Ms. Sonia Johri (SIDART),
Ms. Usha Subramanian and Mr. Rahul Khera (HSF),
Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Dr. Rajini R. Menon, Ms. Arnika Singh, Ms. Ritka Bhatia, Ms. Jharana Pradhan, Mrs. Prajakta Neelkanth, Ms. Pratishtha Arora from CSR (Centre for Social Research)


In its fourth phase now, the HSF water Conservation and Climate Change Programme initiated the planning with a focus on Training of Trainers. The participant group before had elected and potential women leaders from the communities of Rajasthan but this time, the group will be a mix of only elected women representatives and active women leaders of Sanganer and Sirohi districts.

As the training focus shifted to build up the capacity of these women leaders as potential trainers, the training structure had to be revised accordingly. And for the same purpose, the consultation was organized to receive expert comments on the training structure. The programme looks at Water Conservation through the lens of gender and hence, equal inputs were drawn for both the concepts.

After a brief introduction of the programme, Ms. Ritika Bhatia and Ms. RichaAudichya, shared the day to day activities conducted during the three day training and narrated the concepts that are explained to the participants.

Great ideas and additions were suggested by the expert group to effectively build the capacities of the participants. Highlighting crucial points like communication strategy, written material, additional collaterals and other tools like videos, graphics, cultural presentations, the feedback of the experts would help us in revising the training structure and the manual.

The online copy of the manual shall be available online soon.

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