Key Partners

With financial support from the Ford Foundation from 1986 to 1997 in three phases, enabled CHEA to evolve a method for eco-development in minor Khulgad catchment of Kosi river in Almora district of Uttaranchal on central them of integrated development with people's participation. This was followed by a liberal corpus grant by the Ford Foundation to replicate the development experiment or module in other areas and to sustain field laboratory in Khulgad catchment.


Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) GmbH

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

IFAD through Uttrakhand Gramya Vikash Samitee

International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, (ITC), Enschede, the Netherlands

The Ford Foundation

University of Twentee, the Netherlands

South Asia Regional Initiative (SARI), USAID


Birla Institute of Applied Sciences, Nainital

Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

Forest Department, Govt. of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Almora

Horticulture and Food Processing Department, Uttarakhand

Herbal Research and Development Institute (HRDI), Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Indian Institute of Management, (IIM), Lucknow

Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhnad

National Bank for Agricultural & Rural Development (NABARD), Uttarakhand

Research Centre of Coldwater Fisheries, Nainital

State Biodiversity Board, Uttarakhand

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai

Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai through UOCB

Uttarakhand Organic Commodity Board (UOCB), Dehradun

Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Authority, (UREDA)

Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCoST), Uttarakhand