Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) is an autonomous centre of Administrative Staff College of India established by the Government of India based on the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission. The mandate of the Centre is to actively promote best practices and innovations which have enhanced and increased efficiency in service delivery of public systems. CIPS caters to the various needs of the society, but primarily to alleviate poverty, improve education, address human-animal conflicts, and increase the standard of living, especially among the rural people by providing skills, opportunities and self-help in their chosen fields. CIPS involves consultants, knowledge partners and domain experts to evolve innovative and good practices for the betterment and the general good of the society in keeping with CIPS’ core areas like Environment, Forests and Climate Change among others.
Our core areas are in resonance with “the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. There are 17 SDGs and the one that is most suitable in this scenario is SDG 15, which addresses the issues related to conserving biodiversity, mitigating human-animal conflicts and providing gainful employment, thus eliminating poverty thereby helping people live in peace and prosperity.
The Sustainable Development Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda lays emphasis to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”.
Our Project Mission:
To address poverty by its alleviation through conserving biodiversity, mitigating human-wildlife conflicts while utilising bioresources sustainably; and implementation of the schemes such as agroforestry/bamboo mission to double farmers’ income and improve the living standards of the rural people.
How can you help?
You can fund partially or wholly any of our projects in progress or those we see as important to further the cause for the betterment of the people, especially the underprivileged and the farming and agricultural community:
- Especially, those that are plagued by many vagaries of nature including human-animal conflicts that today has become a life-threatening menace, jeopardising livelihoods with a potential to reduce the farmers to penury. Who, as forest dwellers and indigenous people are threatened as their livelihoods, lives and cultures are being eroded because of loss of biodiversity which has been their mainstay. The Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanisms espoused internationally by the Convention on Biological Diversity and nationally the Biological Diversity Act is a redeeming factor for them. Strengthening it would help them.
- Bamboo is the best industrial material today. It is used as food, mulch, furniture, building material and now fibre. It is poised to take off as the best alternative to many non-degradable items. You can help by funding its many uses, its plantations and so many of its innovative uses.
- Corporate Bodies, Government Agencies, Individuals, International organisations, NRIs, Philanthropists etc.
- Entities may also donate the money under CSR Policy declared by the Govt. of India.
Project partnerships between entities and CIPS is also encouraged.
People you should know:
- Shri C. Achalender Reddy, IFS, Director (i/c), CIPS
- Shri Mathen Rajeev Mathew, Wildlife Consultant & Knowledge Partner, CIPS
- Shri M. V. Krishna Rao, IPS (Retd.), Advisor, CIPS
- Shri Richard D’Souza, IFS (Retd.), Former PCCF (HoFF), Goa
- Smt. Ramalakshmi, IFS (Retd.), Advisor, CIPS
- Shri Somashekar PS, IFS (Retd.), Former IGF, NTCA
- Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Ambasht, IFS (Retd.), Former PCCF, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Dr. C. Sudhakar Reddy, M.V.Sc (Surgery), Veterinarian (Retd.), Animal Husbandry Dept., Govt. of Telangana
- Shri Amar Heblekar, Principal, Forest Training School, Forest Department, Valpoi, Goa
- Shri A. Rama Murthy, ACF(HRD), O/o PCCF(HoFF), Telangana
- Other knowledge partners
Our tentative project budget details in a nutshell:
|Sl. No||Theme||Cost (INR)||Details|
|1.||Mitigating human-animal conflict, conserving & utilizing biodiversity sustainably||4,71,89,616||Human-Animal Conflict|
|2.||Bamboo Mission/Agroforestry||34,33,800||Bamboo Mission/Agroforestry|
* Whom to Contact:
Ms. P. Swathi, Project Officer, CIPS (Phone: 040-66720720, Mobile: +91-9701249148, e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr. T. Manish, Project Assistant, CIPS (Mobile No. 9441381148, e-Mail: email@example.com) would be pleased to help you with any queries, clarifications and further information if you so need.
One could sponsor and participate in most of our ongoing programmes. Your contribution could be a game-changer in the rural landscape by resolving ‘Monkey Menace’ and promoting ‘Bamboo Mission/Agro-Forestry’ and thereby achieving the ultimate goal of doubling the farmers’ income.
* For sending your donations and sponsorships, you are requested to please contact:
The Manager (Finance & Administration), CIPS (e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 040-66720720).