We are collaborating with the organization Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT). It is an organization founded by the Self Employed Women's Association in 1994 with the vision to realize the right to shelter and dignity for all. MHT focuses on enhancing civic engagement, particularly among slum residents and women by the promotion of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and grassroot women's leadership.
The project “Devising local coping mechanisms and adaptation technologies to build climate-resilience capacities of urban poor in South Asia” under the lead of MHT is one of the winning projects in the Global Resilience Partnership. The consortium consists of 17 project partners, including the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) from Germany, who will be responsible for the hydrogeological investigations of the Jaipur case study (see attachments). One hydrogeologist of our WaterWomen team is in charge of the hydrogeological part of this case study. Besides our contacts to MHT’s main office in Ahmedabad, we work closely with two employees of MHT in Jaipur.
We founded WaterWomen to amplify the output of the Jaipur case study (a training manual and a guideline handbook). The goal is to reach more women, ensure a sustainability of the project beyond its end and achieve a better transferability of the project results. For more details please see the attachment Workplan_WaterWomen_project.
We hope to get support from the Amplify team to develop our four interactive training modules, improve our guideline handbook and create a documentary as described in the attachments. The application of human centered design thinking to the outputs mentioned above will enable us to better reach our target group and overcome the limitations of purely scientific solutions.