This is the third article of a series on “Realizing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All.” It features the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council's (WSSCC) progress in meeting sanitation and hygiene needs with the help of the communities themselves and assistance from the WSSCC managed Global Sanitation Fund.
Yale Himalaya Initiative (YHI) with a focus on the themes of Environment, Livelihood and Culture brings together diverse disciplinary interests to consider critical questions in the Himalaya and beyond.
The Ripple Effect project is a collaboration between Acumen Fund, IDEO and organizations in India and Kenya to improve access to safe drinking water for the world's poorest and underserved people.
Communication material being developed under a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project on “Low Carbon Campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010” includes "Young Indian sporting icons" shown in real life situations promoting green behavior.
The United Nations agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability has teamed up with the Government of India in a $40-million pilot project to help the country’s healthcare system dispose of hazardous medical waste.
After helping more than 100,000 people in 18,000 Indian households finance clean energy from their PV solar electric home systems, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Indian Solar Loan Programme has been honoured with a prestigious Energy Globe.
The Assam Tribune announced that Maan Barau, a Horizon Intern who has launched the Butterfly Conservation Initiative with the assistance of Horizon International was one of five recipients to win Oil India Young Achievers Award on February 4, 2007.
The primary objective of the programme has been to initiate people into the fantastic world of butterflies and to encourage them to get involved in butterfly study and conservation.
The state of Assam in northeastern India, harboring some of the world’s riches biodiversity, is home to more than 500 species of butterflies. Large-scale habitat deforestation and fragmentation has led to the decline of several butterfly populations in the state, and many species believed to be common during the early part of the 20th Century have now declined rapidly through much of their range.
One month after the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the nations of the region are still taking stock of the destruction.