EcoNiche is an interdisciplinary consultancy based in India. We are trusted development & conservation experts supporting responsible organisations to deliver positive ecological & social change, through nature-based solutions that address the biodiversity & climate crises. Our vision is self-sustained conservation impact.
NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS (NbS)?
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are actions to protect, restore & sustainably manage natural & modified ecosystems that address societal challenges, by providing benefits & key services for people & nature. NbS are underpinned by healthy ecosystems, & address challenges including climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity loss, water & food insecurity, & sustainable economic development, all critical components to sustainable development. EcoNiche supports partners throughout their project cycles to deliver nature-based solutions.
HOW WE SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS
Plan & Develop
Programmes & Projects
We support our partners throughout their project design and management cycles, using a systems thinking approach. This involves, amongst other things, project planning and coordination, stakeholder mapping, needs-based assessments, feasibility studies, risk & resilience assessments, proposal writing, design of impact monitoring frameworks and report writing.
Monitor, Verify & Report
We support our partners with measuring, evaluating and communicating the ecological and social impacts of their actions, in alignment with their own objectives, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We design customised monitoring & evaluation frameworks to collect reliable quantitative & qualitative data, drawing patterns through statistics, stories and experiences.
Build & Strengthen
We support our partners by facilitating and coordinating collaborations between communities, grassroots organisations, NGOs, technical and scientific experts, funders, and decision-makers, with shared visions to deliver positive ecological and social impacts that address societal challenges particularly the biodiversity and climate crises.
TYPES OF PROJECTS WE WORK WITH
Restoring & Protecting Marine & Coastal Ecosystems
Our projects support evidence-backed, community-led plantation & restoration of natural ecosystems like forests, wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, & seagrass, to reinstate critical ecological functionality & enhance climate action.
PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Projects have been designed and executed since the earliest days of organised human activity. Project Cycle Management (PCM) is a critical cog in any project in the conservation sector. In order to successfully deliver results, managers need to better understand the project management process, and equip themselves to design and coordinate large, complex projects. EcoNiche facilitates PCM workshops, tailored to the needs of conservation practitioners and organisations.