Our networks

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance - SuSanA

SuSanA is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 6. Since 2007 it has been providing a platform for coordination and collaborative work. It connects members to a community of people with diverse expertise and opinions. SuSanA serves as a sounding board for innovative ideas and also contributes to policy dialogue through joint publications, meetings and initiatives.

Climate Action Network South Asia – CANSA

CANSA supports and empowers Civil Society Organisations to influence the design and development of a global climate strategy to reduce green-house gas-emissions at regional and local levels. CANSA promotes and protects sustainable development. DA jointly hosts the CANSA Secretariat with the Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies (BCAS). DA representatives coordinate the activities of the networks, as well as provide insightful input to the CANSA process.

Bundelkhand Knowledge Platform (BKP)

The Bundelkhand Knowledge Platform is a forum where meaningful dialogue of ideas and experiences amongst several stakeholders are exchanged in order to lead sustainable practices for livestock, energy and water security and advocate appropriate development strategies and livelihood policies for Bundelkhand in the climate change context.


Development Alternatives hosts the Secretariat of basin-South Asia, a regional knowledge platform to develop knowledge systems and promote collaborative actions within South Asia. The mission is to enable the poor to access sustainable habitats and livelihoods through dissemination of such information by the 17 partners.

Partners, Stakeholders and Users

Government Agencies Central Ministries of the Government of India - Rural Development, Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, New and Renewable Energy, Planning Commission, etc. and specialised agencies like Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Numerous State Governments State Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh etc Selected Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs – grassroots governments) and Municipalities Financial Institutions/Social Investors National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Corporations, Foundations, Non-Resident Indians TATAs, Rio Tinto, Hewlett-Packard, ACC Cement Ford, Holcim, FEM and Arghyam Foundations Academic and Research Institutions Indian Institute of Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University Multi/bi-lateral Agencies UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, USAID, UNICEF, ILO, etc. SDC, DFID, CIDA, NORAD, SIDA A wide range of NGO and Civil Society partners

Networks - Joining Hands For A Better Tomorrow

Our network includes: ENVIS 150 TARA Kendras Approximately 300 TARA Akshar Centres The Bundelkhand Knowledge Platform TARA Karigar Mandal – around 100 members 655 Community Based Organisations (CBOs) as a part of the PACS Network Approximately 400 schools under the CLEAN-India Programme 17 regional partners in basin-South Asia Climate Action Network for South Asia (CANSA) Green Economy Coalition

Coca-Cola India Foundation


Commonwealth Foundation


National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD)


National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD)

National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) https://www.nabard.org/english/home.aspx

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