International Recognition of work done by one of the SGP partner C-Dot
CEE is the National Host Institution of Small Grants Programme (SGP), since 2000. So far, SGP has facilitated over 303 projects in 5 thematic areas including biodiversity and climate change, across various geographical locations in India.
CDOT, an SGP partner, is a community-based organisation working in the Chennai Coastal area. After Tsunami C-Dot was identified and selected to implement a project of Empowering Women through the Start of a Value-added Fish Product Unit at Royapuram and Capacity Building at Thiruvanmiur Kuppam. As a result of successful implementation of the project, Human Development Stock Exchange Forum, UNDP, New York invited C-Dot to replicate this program in Sri Lanka , as a model program with their support. C-Dot identified a NGO called NESDO, based in Sainthamaruth of Eastern Province of Sri Lanka and is going to start the capacity building program.
SGP partner Women Organisation for Socio Cultural Awareness has been awarded the Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award on 19 November at New Delhi . The partner is currently implementing the SGP project titled Replication of Sustainable Development among Tribals through Participatory Bio-Diversity Conservation Programme at 13 Gram Panchayat of Sadar and Ghatagaon block of Keonjhar district, Orissa. Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards are given to individuals and institutions that have done pioneering and exemplary work in the field of afforestation and wasteland development.
Janhit Foundation, another SGP partner working in Meerut , has been declared as one of the major winners of the prestigious ‘Green Apple Environment Awards' for their outstanding contribution and work towards environment issues. The award was presented to the Director, Janhit Foundation during the Award ceremony at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster , London on November 17, 2009.