Lockdown due to novel corona virus (COVID-19): an update on the situation in the Sundarbans

India has been under complete lockdown since 22 March. The lockdown has had severe consequences for the people living in the Sundarbans and our local partner Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra (JGVK). People are starving and JGVK is working hard to provide support to the people in their community. Almost all of JGVK’s staff has been … More Lockdown due to novel corona virus (COVID-19): an update on the situation in the Sundarbans

Midterm Evaluation Visit in February-March 2020 for the SWRM Project

We, Emmely and Marie, visited UBU’s partner organisation Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra (JGVK) in West Bengal in February-March. The purpose of the visit was to monitor and evaluate the status of our 3-year project on Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWRM) and then later write a report to our donor organisation CISU. The midterm evaluation (literally … More Midterm Evaluation Visit in February-March 2020 for the SWRM Project

Meet UBU’s new project leaders of SWRM

Since summer 2019, the Sustainable Water Resource Management (SWRM) project in India has a shared project leadership in UBU. Tine Engedal and Marie Mustelin have taken over the responsibility of managing the communication with our local partner JGVK, following-up on the project activities and facilitating the monthly meetings.  With an academic background in agricultural development, … More Meet UBU’s new project leaders of SWRM