Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions (CSDS) focuses on the most pressing sustainable development challenges of the region and their diverse social, economic, environmental, political and cultural dimensions and its inter-linkages.
CSDS works to mobilise regional and local resources of expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development at Grassroots level, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
The local chapter of the CSDS is co-hosted by EduCARE India at its regional centre at Kangra, facilitating “Initiatives for Sustainable Development and Future Regenerative Systems” (InSustainedFutures).
InSustainedFutures aims to mobilize academic institutions, research centres, civil society organizations, businesses, government offices and other knowledge centres to focus on practical problem solving for sustainable development in the local region.
CSDS brings together sustainable development actors from the region drawn from civil society, public, and private sectors.
CSDS facilitates training, research, development, consultancy and advocacy initiatives with a specific focus on regional challenges and solutions to achieve the SDGs.
The roles of the CSDS:
- Raising awareness of the SDGs and ‘localizing’ the goals;
- Promoting solution initiatives for sustainable development in the region;
- Promoting education for sustainable development; and
- Assisting the local NGOs and GOs in identifying local, and regional sustainable development challenges and in devising long-term strategies.
InSustainedFutures has a few forward-looking comprehensive outreach, awareness, applied research and development programs in its inception stage.
Set up in late 1994, EduCARE India NGO has long been engaged in applied research, training and capacity building of local communities and organisations with context to various aspects of SDGs at grassroots level.
Working with the Government, non-governmental organisations and community partners, CSDS proactively seeks out the root causes of many a grassroots level development issues, bringing multiple and cross-sectoral parties together to address them through innovative approaches. While continuing to fund a wide range of projects, we are currently placing special emphasis on four areas of strategic focus:
1 – Environmental and Bio-diversity Conservation and Climate Change :- Strengthening Resilience and Adaptive Capacity of Local Communities and Organizations to Climate-Related Hazards and Natural Disasters
2 – Health, Wellness and Safety
3 – Sustainable Green Economy
4 – Research, Training and Capacity Building
5 – Sociocultural Systems Equity :- Empowering children, youth, women, elderly, uniquely oriented, special needs, and deprived people for building an age and diversity friendly region;