Launch of the CRISP-M tool

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Where: Online
A group of people gather on top of a hill.

Validation of the community level planning, Kuniri, India (Photo: copyright M.P Council of Science and Technology)

A new digital tool that combines scientific climate risk information with the traditional knowledge, practices and skills of communities to help Indian communities undertake climate risk management more effectively was launched at this online event on 13 October

India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is the world’s largest public works-based social protection programme, and its dual focus on wages and natural resource management assets provides the opportunity to enhance the climate resilience outcomes of the programme.

Evidence shows that MGNREGS is already helping communities cope with climate impacts to some extent. With the inclusion of climate information services in planning, implementation and monitoring, the scheme has the potential to help communities undertake climate risk management more effectively.


Anne Schulthess (, marketing manager, IIED's Communications Group