Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group


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Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) is an NGO that undertakes development initiatives to impact positively the lives of the poor, deprived and marginalized sections of the society through a people-centred approach focusing on their participation, awareness and empowerment for sustainable development. Established in 1975, GEAG has been addressing issues of sustainable agriculture and livelihoods, rights and interests of small and marginal and woman farmers, community health, training and capacity building. Given the realities of climate change and the fact that it adversely impacts the poor, vulnerable and marginalised sections of society, GEAG started gearing up its efforts towards climate change adaptation and helping communities to build resilience against its impacts, both in the rural and urban settings. While GEAG believes in the power of community engagement in all these processes and have been working through community institutions by developing capacities of the people, we have also been engaging with the government largely to advocate our success and support the government in adopting such people-led models of development