The CRISP-M tool
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) can strengthen the ability of rural communities to prepare for, cope with, and recover from climate shocks like floods and droughts. Integrating weather and climate information into planning can help MGNREGS to make more climate-smart decisions tailored to specific needs and specific locations, and be based on real-time monitoring.
To assist MGNREGS to amplify the climate resilience impacts of its work, IIED in partnership with Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology (MPCST) co-developed the Climate Resilience Information System and Planning Tool for MGNREGS (CRISP-M).
Successfully piloted in 18 village panchayats of Niwali Block in Badwani, Madhya Pradesh, the CRISP-M tool shows the value of combining scientific climate risk information, methods, practices and technology, with community level planning process, traditional knowledge, practices and skills of communities. The next step is for the tool to be scaled up across seven states in India.