On May 1, 2020, WOTR brought together a diverse range of stakeholders including policy makers, government officials, researchers, corporate donor representatives, and development practitioners for a half-day virtual workshop in order to reach a consensus on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for building resilience to COVID-19 in rural Maharashtra.
WOTR's COVID-19 Rapid Response Infographic (June 10,2020)
Even as COVID-19 spreads further across the country, the vulnerable rural communities need a shoulder to lean on in times of rising economic instability and looming penury. It would be wise and timely to anticipate and prepare for a surge in infections and further eventualities in rural India given the mass exodus of migrant labourers from urban centres.
Watershed Organisation Trust has been mobilising support for the needy in partnership with our donors, our ground staff at various regional centres, along with community-based organisations, gram panchayats, self-help groups and local civic bodies among others. Here is an overview of our activities on the ground based on data gathered up to June 10.