Facilitates Local Action & Global Networking

Two decades together with community, UDYAMA (www.udyama.org) facilitates an enabling environment towards resilient development in India. Little evidence based initiatives  have been reflected at ground and engaging partner NGOs , multiple stakeholders and carved out good gain knowledge on Resilience & Adaptation Process and more intend to do. Learning-Linking-Leveraging Resources to Livelihoods are the core areas that has scaled and replicated in urban, coastal, rural, tribal hinter lands. Founded in 1997 UDYAMA primarily aims towards strengthening and building capacities of local communities towards rejuvenating human, ecological, social, economical capital & well-being improvement with a view to  changing the culture of cultivating solutions towards Resilience in blending with time honored  improved technology transformation with well articulated development communication incorporating  inclusion, innovations to address next development challenges  with a broader objective :

  • To link to the broader view of Poverty & poverty alleviation that goes beyond just income
  • Highlight the crucial role of ‘local context’ and how this influences the asset base, No Action is Small, Small Is Big
  • Give space to local perspectives, Local Action - categorize the strategies that make up their livelihoods.
  • Build on what exists - integrated perspective that unites the concepts of economic development with inclusion process
  • Facilitate  Risk informed Development  & Catalyze  Agents of Change, Cultivating commitments  for insulating solutions community resilience.


Activity Verticals that connect collaborate, converge with constituents :

  • Landscape Based ecological advancement towards  larger food system
  • Community Climate adaptation to   responsive development in harmony   with Nature-Water-Culture, Crafts-Life Style ,Habitation & Settlements
  • Inclusion of Women & Children towards WASH & innovation in  Education
  • Application of Digital Learning & ICT  access , knowledge transformation 
  • Life Cycle  based   Skill Development for  sustainable communities
  • Ecosystem based Model building on wise water use & watersheds
  • Nature based adaptation  connecting to  Nutrition Fortification
  • Cross Sector Integration resolution for people & planet
  • Promoting Groups/collectives ,Farmers Field Schools, entrepreneurship
  • Mainstreaming Resilient  Process integrating with Green Energy
  • Low Carbon Development  Strategies   &  School for Carbon  minus 
  • Gearing Greening ,  local biodiversity conservation, waste recycle, reuse,
  • Advocacy on reducing  urban poverty  & city resilience
  • Minimizing  Distress Migration at source/destination
  • Practicing  Do  No Harm , Peace, Community  Harmony & Justice
  • Citizen Action on climate Justice , Fair Climate Initiatives
  • Preventing degradation, Desertification &  Ecological Sustainability
  • Mainstreaming DRR ,Minimizing  loss of lives, infrastructures
  • Undertake a circular and science-based approach to reinvent and innovate     Adaptation Process
  • Climate Change  Modeling , Institution building engaging multiple stake holders
  • Enabling environment  for PLWHIV/PDWs for elimination social   stigma discrimination
  • Result Based Management Training , Study, Research & capacity building, connecting to  networking,
Our approach aimed at providing as a catalyst  to support people to reduce disasters or vulnerabilities :

  • Prepare for, plan to withstand and recover from stresses, shocks & drudgery
  • Take in hand root causes of degradations & disasters , impacts and vulnerabilities with lasting solutions
  • Adaptive Action Research , entrepreneurships and Innovation focused on the challenges and opportunities.

Our Value System:

UDYAMA attempts consistently to build back better & capital building that can rejuvenate the resource base for a sustained process to live with dignity & address Next Development Challenges for a lasting solution towards resilient development & ecological Sustainability.

Key Achievements

  • 3500 nos-Micro-models on water project, Dug well, Percolation tanks, Community ponds, Water harvesting, Water recharge, Landscape development, Water conservation.
  • 25-CBOs-federating-together livelihoods scale-up  
  • 2000 nos- distressed-migrant  self-engaged
  • 200 nos-women-collectives  engaged 
  • 20000 hectares-adopted resilient-farming-
  • 500-hectares-pulses -under NFSM  
  • 1000-hectares-local biodiversity-protection,
  • 2500-Home-solar-lighting-system for women,
  • 3000-fuel-efficient-cooking-stoves under LEDS
  • 45-schoolspracticing  sanitation, nutrition hygiene  
  • 200-women-groups  in  backyard nutrition
  • 15-Citizen-Action, Climate Justice/Resilience
  • 25-onion shades leveraged  from Government  
  • 480-nos of treadle-pumps for cropping
  • 09-Biogas plant & solar-drier distributed
  • 01-nos of solar-energy-centre catering 28 HHs  
  • 200-nos ultra-poor  linked to 5 FPOs
  • 10-nos-ICT-KIOSKsweather information climate risks

Key Strategies:

UDYAMA strives for four strategic directions to maximize livelihood diversification, risk reduction:
  • Private-Public -Partnership with various like-minded institutions/organizations for specific themes
  • Institution Building & Process Development through social and economic empowerment
  • Facilitating to enabling environment for risk reduction and livelihood promotion
  • Program diversity with value based assurance and insurance.

Affiliations & Alliances:

With our steady and sustained effort on resilient development process, UDYAMA has bagged UNECOSOC status, Accredited to UN-Global Compact, UN-CONGO, UNISDRR, 10YFP-UNEP,CTCN UN STP, UNSBC,UNSFS, UNFCCC, GEF, UNCCD,CIVICUS, ESP, WOCAT, UNURBAN GATE-WAY, Global Citynet ,GWP ,UN FAO,IFAD, stakeholders ’forum, NIOS, GoI-NPO , TISS-CSR HUB, IICA, FICCI, CII, WCC,, weAdapt, CANSA,GNDRR, ACCCRN, WSSCC, End EWP, SAMHITA, SWA, CAF, CDRN, AADRRN, GACC, CLEAN ,SPHERE-India.  Water-Allies.  International Awardees for Environment from Kyobo Foundation, Seoul  & e-NGO  award  & Best NGO  for water harvesting  by   UNESCO.