Established in: 1999
Registration Law: Society Registration Act 1860
Themes & Interventions: Environment
What We Do: Awareness Rising
Head Office at Islamabad
Eco-Conservation Initiatives (ECI) 718, Street No.82, I-8/4 (GPO Box 2888), Islamabad – 44000
ECI is primarily concerned with farming communities and grassroots group including both the men and women in under developed areas.
ECI is operating a large number of development projects with the financial support of national as well as international donors including UNDP, Government of Pakistan, USAID and private entrepreneurs at the local level. The sole objective for establishment of ECI is to widely implement environment friendly approaches for the cause of agriculture and sustainable development taking into account the aspects of environmental conservation. In the last three years, ECI has successfully enhanced capacity of Sugar Mills in IPM and helped almost 12 Sugar Mils to establish their own biological laboratories. As a result, they had saved huge amount of resources by adopting this approach.
The major objective of ECI is enhancement of quality of life, conservation of natural ecosystems and biodiversity through environmentally sustainable approaches utilizing natural renewable resource base with the active participation of communities. ECI has a seven-member Board of Governors comprising eminent professionals and intellectuals who support conservation of the environment and provide guidance and advice to run programs of the Organization. ECI is administered by an Executive Committee who is responsible for its organization and management.
ECI possesses necessary infrastructure for carrying out research and implementation programs in any part of Pakistan as well as in other countries of the world. The present team of ECI has a track record of capacity building of training personnel from the government, national and international organizations and the farming communities, by holding training of trainers and farmer field schools in different areas.
ECI has professional staff as well as a resource of volunteers of international repute with expertise in integrated crop management, agricultural economics and environmental conservation. They have in-depth skills and experience in implementation of integrated development projects, and have published a very large number of scientific papers and reports of their findings. They have wide experience in organizing training of trainers, farmer field schools, mass awareness campaigns, workshops, symposia and seminars.
ECI has established successful partnerships with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Water Partnership (GWP), Human Development Foundation (HDF), National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and the sugar industry at large.
ECI believes in human resource development at the grassroots level with the paradigm where conservation of environment is a pre-requisite for sustainable development.
Promoting ecological conservation through participatory development with the active involvement of community at grassroots level
Major objectives of ECI are enhancement of quality of life, promotion of quality education, capacity building of local communities, identifying specific climate change challenges, issues & opportunities faced by the region, conservation of natural ecosystems, land degradation and biodiversity through environmentally sustainable approaches utilizing natural renewable resource base with the active participation of concerned stakeholders.
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