Environment Programmes

Candlelight has its separate natural resource management department that carries out the different environmental and livelihoods programmes. The department is run by a team of experienced staff with multi-disciplinary skills, such as community trainings, soil and water conservation, gender mainstreaming in environmental activities, climate change, sustainable agriculture, energy etc.

Major areas of focus include:

– Community trainings on climate change adaptation and environmental protection,

– Training sustainable agriculture practices with provision of seeds, hand tools and farm tillage hours to resource poor farmers.

– Training on fodder production and livestock management practices

– Soil and water conservation techniques

– Mainstreaming gender and environment

– Promoting alternative energies

– Roof water harvesting methods

– Nurseries management and reforestation program

– Construction and rehabilitation of water sources

– Construction of sub-surface dams

– Construction of shallow wells

– Construction of feeder roads

– Income generation/diversification activities with focus on pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. This includes bee-keeping trainings and material inputs, farmer’s assistance packages etc.

– Research & documentation

The following projects are on-going and completed environment field projects