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OAK - Oxfam India Renewable energy for forest dwellers


01/18 - 12/19


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The main objectives of this project are: 1) To increase tenurial security over forest land and governance of natural resources by the forest dwelling communities in at least 20% of the target villages (out of 96 villages) 2) At least 2 policies are strengthened on Community Forest Rights (CFR) management and address issues of land diversion. 3) To improve livelihoods of forest dependent communities by linking them to appropriate sustainable / renewable energy solutions in 6 villages Overview The current two -year programme is specially being designed with the above objectives to achieve the following outcomes • At least 20% of target villages have improved economic and social security through empowered community institutions and sustainable forest management • To influence government policies so that the existing legal provisions empowering communities to take decision on access and control over their resources are not diluted • Successfully demonstrated Renewable Energy (RE) based systems for domestic and productive purposes

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