Two decades together with community, UDYAMA has demonstrated few evidence based initiatives working directly and engaging partner NGOs in flood & drought prone areas and carved out good learning on Resilience & Adaptation process in India. Learning–Linking- Livelihoods is the core areas of UDYAMA 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, economical capital & well-being improvement with a view to enhancing adaptation to vulnerability and changing the culture of self-reliance in harnessing resource base, blending with time honored & improved technology transformation with well articulated development communication incorporating inclusion, innovations to address next development challenges

Objective:• Link to the broader view of poverty and poverty alleviation that goes beyond just income poverty to include empowerment, capability and health etc.
• Highlight the crucial role of ‘local context’ (especially vulnerability context) – and how this influences the asset base, the selection of livelihood strategies, and the outcomes for households.
Give space to local perspectives - categorize the strategies that make up their livelihoods.
Build on what exists - a multidimensional, integrated perspective that unites the concepts of economic development, reduced vulnerability and environmental sustainability

Verticals that lead our activities:
Landscape Based ecological advancement connecting Sustainable Agriculture towards larger food system & sustainability
Community Adaptation as responsive development in harmony with Nature- Water-Culture- Crafts-life Style
Life Cycle Based Skill Development & Livelihoods Resilience link to local Biodiversity conservation , protection of commons
Ecosystem based Model building on Micro-Water & watersheds conservation ,Nutrition fortification & Enabling environment Cross Sector Integration towards community adaptation & Resilience:
• Inclusion of Women & children towards Nutrition and Hygiene, Environmental Education, WASH, Health support system
• Promoting Farmers Producers & farming collectives, marketing, user groups entrepreneurship to reduce poverty, drudgery • Advocacy towards mainstreaming Resilient Process & program integrating with Green Energy, waste management
• Low carbon development strategies & Technology Transfer Gearing Greening & carbon sink initiatives
• Implementing & advocacy on reducing urban poverty Minimizing Adverse impact of Distress Migration at source/destination
• Citizen Action on climate Justice , preventing degradation rejuvenation, restoration & reuse of resources
• Practicing Do No Harm , Peace, Community Harmony & Justice to vulnerable & minor communities,
• Networking and mainstreaming DRR/CCA Modeling and Institution building in engaging multi stakeholders
• Facilitating an enabling environment with PLWHIV on social inclusion & stigma discrimination, nutrition & engagement
• Result Based Management Training , Study, Research & capacity building of collectives & groups, federations, Our approach aimed at to:• Provide as a catalyst for efforts to support people in areas facing repeated 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 Key Strategies: Udyama strives for four strategic directions to accelerate livelihood diversification and vulnerability 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.

Our Value System: Udyama attempts consistently to stem the rot and build better the societal networks that can rejuvenate the resource base. Searching alternative process to live with dignity and deal the Next Development Challenges for a lasting solution to disaster resilient development & ecological Sustainability.

Affiliations & Alliances: With our steady and sustained effort on disaster 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, Ecosystem Services Partnership, WOCAT, UNURBAN GATE-WAY, Global Citynet ,Global Water Partnership ,FAO,IFAD, stakeholders ’forum, NIOS, India Gateway, Government of India (NPO) , TISS-CSR HUB, IICA, FICCI, CII, Water Climate Coalition, weAdapt, CANSA,GNDRR, ACCCRN, WSSCC, End Water Poverty campaign, SAMHITA, SWA, CAF, CDRN, AADRRN, GACC, CLEAN ,SPHERE-India. Water-Allies. UDYAMA is International Awardees for Environment from Kyobo Foundation, Seoul & e-NGO award-2012 Using ICT in Development and Best NGO for water harvesting by UNESCO-Water Digest awardees UDYAMA is one of ISO and Environment Accredited organization,,, , , Look to Learn ------- to Know----- to Show----- to Grow The name ...,, ,

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