Wednesday, 18 February 2015

On Tuesday, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, was notified by the Global Resilience Partnership, an initiative spear-headed by The Rockefeller Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, and the Swedish International development Cooperation Agency, that we have been selected as a finalist in the Global Resilience Challenge.

The partnership is looking to build resilience to acute shocks and chronic stresses in the Sahel, Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia – complex regions with high resilience needs.

We are excited for our nomination and look forward to the second-stage of the three-stage grant competition convening multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral teams to craft locally-driven, high-impact solutions that build resilience, with the opportunity to qualify for up to $1 million for implementation and continued innovation.

“A great achievement for the entire team. " said Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust. "Through the Global Resilience Challenge, we are looking forward to provide environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable solutions to the climate induced risks and build resilience in 7 cities of South Asia". 

Out of nearly 500 applications submitted, the Mahila Housing SEWA Trust team was selected as one of the 16 organizations to identify resilience problems and produce transformative solutions in South Asia region.

Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) proposed to create and implement resilience plans to address four major climate risks: heat stress, flash floods, acute water shortages and vector borne diseases through the project, “Devising Local Coping Mechanisms and Adapation Technologies to Build Climate-Resilience Capacities of the Urban Poor in South Asia.”