Green Meghalaya Movement

Project Goal

Program Goal

Uniting various schemes, MGNREGA and Externally Aided Projects to address natural resource management and sustainable livelihoods in Meghalaya.

project-duration

Program Start Date

2021

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Program Objective

The Green Meghalaya Movement is an umbrella initiative uniting ALL current & past schemes, MGNREGA and externally-aided projects (EAPs) to address natural resource management and sustainable livelihoods in Meghalaya. This allows for institutionalizing these projects as part of a long-term, systemic & community-led approach for the whole state.

The Green Meghalaya Movement has two key components:

  • Community participation and institution building;
  • Introduction of scalable practices and sustainable livelihoods.

Both components are in service of the overall vision of the Green Meghalaya Movement, which is as follows: “The people of Meghalaya envision and drive change to build a green future; Meghalaya pioneers an approach that can inspire other states to take action on climate change.”

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Program Activity

The Green Meghalaya Movement involves a two-pronged approach – a “High-touch” and a “Low-touch” Model. The “High-Touch” Model entails extensive state-support and involvement in village-level planning and action on NRM and sustainable livelihoods. This includes several existing programs addressing natural resource management and sustainable livelihoods, including (but not limited to):

  • The Community-Led Landscape Management Project (CLLMP)
  • The Meghalaya Livelihoods and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP)
  • Project for Sustainable Community Forest Management in Meghalaya (JICA)

The Green Meghalaya Movement also involves the selection of an additional 400 villages for a “High-Touch” Model of facilitated NRM planning and action, through the Community & Rural Development Dept. In total, 2,600 villages are involved in the high-touch model.

In addition, all 6,000+ villages of Meghalaya are receiving the “Low-touch” model through the following initiative:

  • Village Community Facilitator training initiative conducted by Soil & Water Conservation Dept (SWCD)
  • Project for Sustainable Community Forest Management in Meghalaya (JICA)
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Head of Program

Sampath Kumar, IAS

Project Director

Team

Dr. Subhash Ashutosh, IAS

Additional Project Director

Gunanka DB, IFS

Additional Project Director

Iaraphunlin Diengdoh

Dep Project Director

Wankit Swer

Dep Project Director

Additional Details

Visit program website
https://cllmp.com/
Program contact details
megh[dot]cllmp[at]gmail[dot]com