Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) is one of India’s foremost agencies working on large scale rural poverty alleviation. Given the deep deprivation in rural pockets, particularly among tribal and vulnerable groups, it promotes sustainable livelihoods, integrated with work on issues of gender, WASH, Health & Nutrition, Climate Change, Education & Skilling, and Governance and access to rights and entitlements. Founded in 1983, PRADAN has been at the forefront of innovations in rural development. It directly works with small-holder women farmers with integrated natural resource management (INRM) to build resilience to water variability caused by climate change. PRADAN has designed methods ranging from small-scale on-farm water control measures to selecting crops that utilise residual moisture and are more adaptive to water stress/water surplus conditions.

PRADAN’s projects