NIRMAN has been engaging with small fishers in Chilika Lagoon and state Govt of Odisha in implementation of FAO Voluntary Guideline of Small Scale Fishery for sustainable fishery and poverty alleviation. NIRMAN has also forged research collaboration with University of Waterloo, Canada and IIT, Kharagpur on socio-ecological system in chilika lagoon. Apart from facilitating research work, NIRMAN also organizes field school every year involving fisher communities, students and faculty members from University of Waterloo and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. These field schools provide a great platform for exchange of ideas and field experience on climate change and other environmental policy issues.
Our Vision is promoting equitable
Nirman focuses on restoring the ecosystems with rich biodiversity and has specific intervention in agriculture, natural resource management and governance. The organization is concerned with issues relating to the negative impact of climatic variations and current development paradigm that has endangered the natural resources and traditional knowledge base. Thus, it yearns to have sovereignty over the seed, the soil, the land, water, the indigenous knowledge system and strives to achieve sustainable use of natural resources and democratize its governance pattern.