SAMUHA is a development organisation working in the South Indian state of Karnataka since 1986. SAMUHA currently works with 94,000 families in over 500 villages in 6 districts of North Karnataka. SAMUHA works with vulnerable people to improve their quality of life as a group process. SAMUHA is committed to building communities of people who will identify issues, find solutions; and ultimately walk on their own. People's ownership remains a priority in the projects.
SAMUHA's development interventions are focused around community organization, micro credit, sustainable agriculture, public resources, community services and community-based rehabilitation of People With Disabilities. SAMUHA has to-date incubated 5 organisations: Mahiti - Free/Open Source Software; Suvidya - experiential mathematics; Jana Sahayog - People Living in Slums; Samraksha - HIV/AIDS, and iSquareD - social enterprises.
CDM Validation Status
Registered: Click here to visit the UNFCCC website.
Gold Standard Validation Status
The first phase of Gold Standard Registration has been completed. Click here to download the GS Stakeholder Report.
SAMUHA as CPA of a National Programme for Improved Cookstoves in India PoA
We are promoting the 1st Component Project Activity (CPA): CPA No. 001, "SAMUHA" under the nation-wide Programme of Activities being developed by NIRE "National Programme for Improved Cookstoves in India". The local stakeholder consultation for the project has already been conducted on 19/03/2011, where comments and feedback from various stakeholders were obtained by means of e-mails as well as a physical meeting in Koppal. The Sustainable Development matrix, monitoring plan, blind scoring and do no harm assessment aspects of the Gold Standard were also been covered and summarised in the attached passport document.
The proposed project entails domestic energy efficiency by dissemination of improved biomass cookstoves to households in the Koppal Taluk of Koppal District in Karnataka, India at a substantially reduced cost, with carbon credits to be ceded to us by the beneficiaries helping to provide for the gap financing.
We are now conducting the Stakeholder Feedback Round under Gold Standard and hereby invite your comments and feedback on the project.