Response to COVID-19

Earthwatch Institute India is a science-based conservation institution. We work for the conservation of nature and natural resources. Our focus is on scientific research, education, skill development and community-based conservation programmes to generate knowledge and contribute solutions, grounded in science.

We work with scientists and subject experts, students and teachers, farmers and self-help groups, executives and social entrepreneurs to develop projects and programmes for a sustainable environment. Through our work in conservation of biodiversity and natural resources, we also aim to promote human health and well-being.

As part of the COVID-19 response, we are promoting the work of young professionals and self-help groups who are making face masks for local community members and also creating awareness about prevention, hygiene and social distancing. We are also working with other organizations that are assisting in support areas such as providing dry ration, safety kits and sanitizers.

As part of our work on WASH Education - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, this year, we will put more effort into health and hygiene-related aspects, including education and awareness on washing hands, hygiene and social distancing.

As part of our work on promoting skill development programmes to support conservation efforts amongst self-help groups, local community members, farmers and young people in rural areas, this year we will put more focus on skill development and training programmes on energy-efficient technologies, organic farming and on making eco-friendly goods and bags and recycling programmes that may assist in income enhancement opportunities.