Evaluation of HSF – Water Conservation and Climate Change Training of Trainers (TOT) Program for Elected Women Representatives in Rural Rajasthan (2016)

IIEC worked as an expert evaluator in the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) water conservation and climate change TOT program in Rural Rajasthan. Centre for Social Research (CSR) implemented the project in collaboration with HSF to design and implement a training program to educate rural communities in Rajasthan on water conservation, climate change, and gender. The Training of Trainers–TOT program was designed and executed in four phases (2012- 2015) with target focus on elected woman representatives and to-be elected woman representatives in selected blocks. IIEC evaluated the impact and effectiveness of the TOT program in fulfilling the program objectives. The primary objectives of the TOT program were to I) increase awareness on water issues and gender inequality, ii) increase knowledge amongst Elected Women Representatives (EWR) about tools and existing water conservation schemes, and iii) build capacity among EWRs to lead water conservation initiatives at the village level. The evaluation provided recommendations for further improvement resulting in wider replication and impact at the grassroots level.

IIEC was tasked to 1) Review of project reports and training materials (collection of reports, training materials, schedules, procedures and other details from HSF and CEE); 2) Preparations for the Evaluation (desk research, preparation of focused questionnaires and other material); 3) Site visit to Rajasthan for Program Evaluation; and 4) Preparation of Evaluation Report.

Funding Agency/Client: Hanns Seidel Foundation

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