Year 2016

1. Evaluation of HSF – Water Conservation and Climate Change Training of Trainers (TOT) Program for Elected Women Representatives in Rural Rajasthan (2016)

IIEC worked as an expert evaluator in the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) water conservation and climate change TOT program in Rural Rajasthan. Centre for Social Research (CSR) implemented the project in collaboration with HSF to design and implement a training program to educate rural communities in Rajasthan on water conservation, climate change and gender. The Training of Trainers–TOT program was designed and executed in four phases (2012- 2015) with target focus on elected woman representatives and to-be elected woman representatives in selected blocks. IIEC evaluated the impact and effectiveness of the TOT program in fulfilling the program objectives. The primary objectives of the TOT program was to I) increase awareness on water issues and gender inequality, ii) increase knowledge amongst Elected Women Representatives (EWR) about tools and existing water conservation schemes, and iii) build capacity among EWRs to lead water conservation initiatives at village level. The evaluation provided recommendations for further improvement resulting in wider replication and impact at grassroots level.


2. Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth in India, British High Commission (2016 – Ongoing)

Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth in India (ICRG) is a 43-month Technical Assistance Programme supported by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme started in June 2016 and provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and three states (Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha) to improve the design and implementation of works under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The focus of the programme is to impact the durability of assets enshrined in MGNREGS by building climate resilience perspectives to enhance livelihood security of the rural poor and vulnerable groups especially women. The components of the projects include building the technical capacities of the stakeholders at different levels to internalize climate change concerns in planning and implementation of MGNREGS. International Institute of Energy Conservation (IIEC) as key resource partner is contributing towards building implementation capacities of the institutions involved in planning and implementation of MGNRES works, building capacities of technical organizations and experts to improve the quality of assets created under MGNREGS and generating knowledge resources on creation climate resilient experts and building the adaptive capacities of the rural poor.