Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) is an innovative public-private partnership initiated by the European Commission to transfer clean and renewable energy technologies to developing countries.
By rehabilitating tanks and reviving communal water management, desertification will be arrested; this will lead to increased food and environmental security for marginalised small farmers and landless farmer families in drought prone areas.
Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) is an innovative Public Private Partnership initiated by the European Commission to transfer clean and renewable energy technologies to developing countries.
The project aims to achieve greater control of local communities especially the forest dependent population over forest resources through sustainable forest resource management along with forest product development and market development.
The clean development mechanism (CDM) pilot project, a part of the larger Haryana Community Forestry Project, is the first small scale afforestation project in the world to get certified by the Clean Development Mechanism.
This EC funded thirsty crops project aims to reduce water use and improve farmers' socio-economic status through the use of Better Management Practices (BMPs). This project is encouraging farmers, researchers, Government and business to support BMPs
The Western Indian Himalayas face a very severe climate with temperatures falling below -25°C. But the region benefits from 300 sunny days per year. Therefore passive solar techniques are relevant for heating housing and improving winter livelihoods.
The EU-India Civil Aviation Cooperation Programme is the EUâ€™s biggest economic cooperation project in India. It supports the development of local air transport companies and stimulates collaboration between European and Indian manufacturers.
The Indian government wants to achieve a universal elementary education of satisfactory quality by 2010. Increasing the number of children attending school, narrowing the gender gap and enhancing the quality of education are central to this project.
The project helps health practitioners identify persons with disabilities and guide them towards public medical rehabilitation facilities. Health practitioners gain knowledge and the healthcare infrastructure is improved for people with disabilities.
This is a skills development project based on specific local needs in fields of sustainable agriculture, non-timber forest produce, water conservation technologies, renewable energy and health.
In 2010, “Community action for sexual and reproductive health and rights policies in Asia” was launched in India and Bangladesh. The project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights amongst adolescents and young people.
The project aimed at reducing poverty and providing better livelihood opportunities to the Cotton Farmers, Weavers and Garments makers. It enabled farmers and weavers to move up in the supply chain by accessing markets, adding value to their product.
The project aims to empower marginalised groups with a specific focus on older people, by establishing Village Older People Associations. The activities aim to increase access to water, income, food and access to health services and entitlements.
The project aims to strengthen civil society organisations, networks of people living with HIV and key target populations to effectively advocate for the development and implementation of SRHR policies and programmes in India
The Project develops and disseminates a unique New Emerging Technology based Skill development system for unemployed youth from deprived regions of India, transforming them into Future Technicians, with good employment and enhanced income levels.
The project intends to develop a community of experts, entrepreneurs and industries interested in clean coal, carbon capture and storage technologies, to effectively address the challenges of reducing CO2 emissions in the Indian thermal power plants.
Strengthening participation in local governance to improve access to basic services by marginalised tribal communities
In India, local village councils are important agents for local self-government, as they have a lot of influence on village life. Encouraging participation in these institutions can help make them more accountable to the villagers.
Improving sustainable livelihoods and health status through integrated management of water resources in north Bihar
The North Indian state of Bihar is affected by severe floods every year. This impacts the livelihoods of millions of people. Though the land is fertile, farming is interrupted by the floods, and many farmers remain landless.
Improving access to information on public schemes for people living with disability in backward districts in India
Many of the people living with disability in India, especially the poor among them, remain excluded from public life due to numerous challenges, for example mobility issues in getting to school or the work place.
Indian cities are facing issues related to water availability, quality and management. Usually, the planning and implementation of water use is undertaken in silos with little or no interaction between and across sectors.
The textile industry is vital to India’s economy; it is responsible for about 14% of industrial production and 4% of GDP and is the second largest employer. In Rajasthan, the textile industry generates 3,773 tons of hazardous waste per year, of which only about 3% is recyclable. Amongst the most highly polluting of textiles processes are dyeing and printing.
Deafness and blindness also often result in muteness, limiting the mode of communication to sense of touch. This combined disability is not yet recognised as a distinct disability in India. National education plans do not make specific reference to deafblindness.
An estimated 3–5 million people who inject drugs live in Asia. People who inject drugs are globally 28 times more likely to contract HIV than the general population. Unsafe injecting drug use is a major driver of the HIV epidemic in many Asian countries.
The relationship between the European Union (EU) and India has evolved in recent years, from that of aid donor and recipient, to one of partnership with opportunities for mutual benefit. To know more about ongoing projects and case-studies, visit us @ http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/countries/india_en
To know about our projects and case-studies, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/countries/india_en