Case studies

Fighting climate change by investing in developing countries

Fighting climate change by investing in developing countries

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.

Increased water harvesting and diminished desertification in Tamil Nadu, South India

Increased water harvesting and diminished desertification in Tamil Nadu, South India

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

Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund

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.

Livelihood enhancement and ecological security in Orissa, India

Livelihood enhancement and ecological security in Orissa, India

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.

Afforestation clean development mechanism project in Northen India

Afforestation clean development mechanism project in Northen India

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.

Community Led Environment Action Network (CLEAN), India

Community Led Environment Action Network (CLEAN), India

The CLEAN-India Programme mobilises community responsibility for environmental assessment and improvement in major cities and towns through a network of schools and NGOs in collaboration with Government, business, academic and other institution.

Reducing the impact of water-intensive and polluting crops

Reducing the impact of water-intensive and polluting crops

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

Improving winter livelihoods in the cold desert of the Western Indian Himalayas

Improving winter livelihoods in the cold desert of the Western Indian Himalayas

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.

Bringing closer policy makers and vulnerable communities on issues related to climate change, India

Bringing closer policy makers and vulnerable communities on issues related to climate change, India

Bringing closer policy makers and vulnerable communities on issues related to climate change through a media campaign and policy recommendations. The actions wants to show the need to integrate the processes at the state level.

Helping rural and tribal youth in India

Helping rural and tribal youth in India

The EU in cooperation with Oxfam GB works to increase access to information and services on HIV and reproductive health for youth and especially girls. Also, adolescents are trained as peer educators in order to support and advice other youngsters.

Preventing HIV/AIDS amongst women of childbearing age in North East India

Preventing HIV/AIDS amongst women of childbearing age in North East India

The Mother and Child Health Centres established in the city of Guwahati-India, have permitted for more vulnerable women to be reached. The services have become well-known in the community and women now behave in a more proactive way on the HIV issue.

Preventing the spread of HIV

Preventing the spread of HIV

The EU works with local NGOs to implement HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment and care programmes in the vulnerable areas of Jharkhand and Orissa, India. Special focus has been placed on the groups of migrant truckers, sex workers and village communities.

Providing community support programmes for those living with HIV/AIDS in North and South India

Providing community support programmes for those living with HIV/AIDS in North and South India

Affordable HIV/AIDS care and support is provided to towns and villages in the four Indian states mostly affected by the disease. The project tackles stigma at a local level and helps to sustain a non-discriminatory schooling environment for children.

Programme for Enrichment of School Level Education (PESLE)

Programme for Enrichment of School Level Education (PESLE)

The Programme for Enrichment of School Level Education promotes good quality education for all by addressing three key areas: enrolment, retention and learning achievement. Different NGOs got involved in the implementation of diverse project themes.

EU-India Civil Aviation Cooperation Programme

EU-India Civil Aviation Cooperation Programme

The EU-India Civil Aviation Cooperation Programme is the EU’s biggest economic cooperation project in India. It supports the development of local air transport companies and stimulates collaboration between European and Indian manufacturers.

EC-India Disaster Preparedness Support Program

EC-India Disaster Preparedness Support Program

India is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, cyclones, floods and drought, but most urban construction is not earthquake resistant and disaster prone areas cannot cope with natural disasters. Capacity building for disaster mitigation is essential.

Reaching the Unreached in Odisha, India

Reaching the Unreached in Odisha, India

Sahyog aims to strengthen health systems to reduce the vulnerability of tribal communities to Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The project is being implemented in the districts of Odisha covering a tribal population of 1 300 000.

A place for disability issues in the public health system of Gujarat, India

A place for disability issues in the public health system of Gujarat, India

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.

Rural Entrepreneurship for young people of East India

Rural Entrepreneurship for young people of East India

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.

Access to youth-friendly health services through youth-led advocacy in India

Access to youth-friendly health services through youth-led advocacy in India

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.

Better livelihood for cotton farmers, weavers and garment makers in South India.

Better livelihood for cotton farmers, weavers and garment makers in South India.

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.

Promoting Community action led by older people in rural Rajasthan, India

Promoting Community action led by older people in rural Rajasthan, India

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.

Working towards better sexual and reproductive health and rights of People Living with HIV in India

Working towards better sexual and reproductive health and rights of People Living with HIV in India

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

Empowering youth with New Technology Skills in the backward districts of India

Empowering youth with New Technology Skills in the backward districts of 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.

Building a knowledge cluster for clean coal and carbon capture and storage technologies in India

Building a knowledge cluster for clean coal and carbon capture and storage technologies in India

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.

Helping women affected by HIV/AIDS to fight property denial and domestic violence in India

Helping women affected by HIV/AIDS to fight property denial and domestic violence in India

Women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS face challenges including poverty, property denial and domestic violence. The project empowers women in eight states of India by making them aware of their rights.