ARID COMMUNITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES
ACT strives to strengthen livelihoods in arid and semi-arid regions by improving access to technological and institutional solutions for resolving ecological constraint in collaboration with communities.
ACT is a professional voluntary organization based at Bhuj, Kachchh district in Gujarat, India. Registered under Societies Act, 1860 and Charitable Trust Act, 1950, ACT is founded by a group of like-minded young professionals interested in improving the quality of development delivery by Government and Non-government agencies. ACT stands by the following values in pursuing its mission:(a) professionalism, excellence, quality working conditions; (b) transparency and participatory nature of approach; (c)relevance to context and tangible impact on the ground.
ACT attempts to strengthen livelihoods of communities in arid and semi-arid region by resolving ecological constraints through provision or facilitation access to technologies and engendering technologies.
To fulfill the aim of organization, ACT works through the following major programs:
1. Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM) in Arid Regions of the country
2. Demonstration of Urban Watershed through PGWM approach
3. Training and Capacity building of Barefoot Hydro-geologists
ACT extends technical support to individuals, institutions and communities working in the field, to undertake innovative and action-research oriented projects following an agenda set by the communities themselves. One of its core areas of work is the implementation of innovative projects like community aquifer management. ACT also builds a knowledge-base of technological and institutional solutions for natural resource management in arid and semi-arid regions. It develops Geographic Information Systems-enabled databases of natural resources and associated knowledge systems of Kutch and other arid parts of Gujarat. One of its key activities is to engage in policy advocacy at various levels through collaborative activities with Government and Non-governmental agencies.
For more details, please visit ACT website
Link : http://act-india.org/