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Revision of State Action Plan on Climate Change for Jharkhand, UNDP Action (2019 – Ongoing)

Considering the recent directive from GOI about the revision of SAPCCs to include the NDC targets and mainstream the actions to achieve those targets, an opportunity has been created for the states to revise their SAPCCs. The Government of Jharkhand has decided to initiate the process to revise the existing SAPCC and incorporate NDC targets. The provisions under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will also be considered while revising the SAPCC. Based on the requirements UNDP is supporting the state Governments for the revision of adaptation focused chapters of SAPCC. IIEC was engaged by UNDP to assist and revise the State Action Plan for Climate Change (SAPCC) of Jharkhand with objective to assist different departments in the state to manage their responses to climate change in a comprehensive manner revise the SAPCC to accommodate the recommendations under India’s NDC and the newly introduced Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CSR Program for Clean Energy Access in Pauri Garwal District, Uttarakhand – Phase 2 with Syneos Health (2019)

IIEC is funded by Syneos Health to implement on-ground Phase 2 of Program for Clean Energy Access for improved education services for socio-economic development in the selected villages of Uttarakhand. The focus of the program is to provide solar electricity in Schools so that they are able to function more effectively and provide better facilities to the local communities and students. The availability of 24x 7 electricity in the Primary Health Clinics will ensure schools can provide IT education to the students. IIEC trained Staff & Head of School for the day-to-day care and maintenance of the solar lighting system.



CSR Program for Clean Energy Access in Pauri Garwal District, Uttarakhand – Phase 1 with Syneos Health (2018)

IIEC successfully implemented an on-ground program for improved health services for socio-economic development in selected villages in Uttarakhand. The focus was on providing solar electricity to Primary Health Clinics so that they are able to function more effectively and provide better care facilities for the local communities. The availability of 24x7 electricity in the Primary Health Clinics also ensured availability of resources to store necessary and life-saving medicines which was missing earlier. Through this initiative, IIEC has been able to mobilize the support of local communities and doctors and help build a sense of ownership amongst the villagers for this project. The local villagers and doctors in charge were trained for the day-to-day maintenance of the lighting system. Along with this, the project and equipment were official transferred to the Gram Panchayats and the doctors-in-charge, again an example of building a sense of ownership for the local community.


Propagation of Ginger as Climate Resilient Crop in Assam, Oxford Policy Management (2018)

Action on Climate Today (ACT), a DFID funded programme on building climate resilience, promotes climate resilient agriculture through value chain approach.  This project in Assam deployed a multilateral analysis to selected crops that would be most climate resilient in the prioritized four agro-climatic zones. A detailed field study and analysis of one of the selected crops – Ginger- to map risks due to climate change, was conducted to arrive at strategies to improve the income of farming communities in the hilly agro-climatic zone in Karbi-Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam was carried out. Based on this, resilience measures and strengthening opportunities were identified for the Ginger that are detailed in this report.