Alok Raj Gupta represented Envecologic as a participant in the New Delhi chapter of the workshop conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in association with U.S. Fulbright Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), US Department of State, and the American Center on 6th, 7th and 8th November, 2012. The workshop focused on capacity development of Indian professionals from environmental organizations as master trainers through management workshops and discuss issues pertaining to organizational growth. There were representatives from other organizations such as World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Centre for Environment Education (CEE), LEAD India, Grassroots and Energy Unlimited Foundation. The event was a part of a series of workshops to be conducted in different parts of the country over a period of one year with focus on four broad objectives:
1. To provide management training to 250 mid-level professionals of 125 ENGOs.
2. To encourage sharing of resources and expertise among the ENGOs and strengthening networking.
3. To provide a platform for like-minded ENGOs to come together and carry out collaborative projects.
4. To mentor master trainers beyond the project period.
The Delhi chapter was mentored by:
1. Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi (Project Leader, Hubert Humphrey Fellow 2009-10, FNELP, 2003-04): An conservation – environmental educationist and management professional
2. Mr. Isaac Kehimkar (Regional Co-ordinator,FNELP,2006):An environmentalist, Author and PR professional
3. Dr. Bala Krishnamoorthy (FNELP 2004-05): An environmental management professional.
4. Dr. Swayamprabha Das: Fulbright – Project Manager at UNDP and Humphrey fellow specialising in Natural resources management.
With the participation at such a platform, Envecologic has been able to further enhance its network of highly experienced professionals working in the area environmental conservation and sustainability. The workshop has also helped to improve overall planning and project management. Envecologic is exploring possibilities of future collaborations with some of the organization that participated for research and training on areas of economics of biodiversity, water sustainability and eco-tourism.