• Three young children carry their silver bowls and wait to be served. Two older women are serving from large pots filled with food.

    Duration: April 2005 - March 2008
    Budget: US$1,017,500
    Implementing Agencies: WFP

    The programme’s overall goal was to pilot the “Food for Work” initiative at the community level, with the aim to empower women and provide them with meaningful employment to contribute to contribute to the human development and poverty alleviation of their communities.


  • Two women dressed in colourful clothing stand in a mountainous field.

    Duration: August 2003 - July 2005
    Budget: US$1,030,000
    Implementing Agencies: UNDP

    The programme aimed to mobilise local responses in three of the most disaster-prone States in India. By supporting community-based disaster preparedness and improving risk management in the most vulnerable communities, more than 6,200 villages formed multi-hazard preparedness, response and mitigation strategies to natural disasters.  


  • Five women sit together and pose for the camera. They are wearing headpieces and colourful scarves.

    Duration: October 2001 - November 2002
    Budget: US$1,045,983
    Implementing Agencies: UNDP

    The aim of the programme was to strengthen disaster preparedness and improve food security through the reconstruction of water harvesting systems, promotion of environmentally sound agricultural practices, and improved capacities of communities to cope with natural disasters.