Green Skill Development Programme

In line with the Skill India Mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) utilising the vast network and expertise of ENVIS Hubs/RPs, has taken up an initiative, Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India's youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment.
WWF India standing true to its mission statement to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, has now collaborated with ENVIS (RP) to conduct certificate courses (Wildlife Management using Geospatial Techniques, Bird Identification and basic ornithology course and Water Budgeting & Auditing course, Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Green GDP, Value Addition & Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)-(Plant Origin)- NTFP Products Medicinal Plants), under the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
Green skills contribute to preserving or restoring environmental quality for sustainable future and include jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy and minimize waste and pollution. The courses offered does not incur any fee and the students of Class X, XII and graduates, dropouts, unemployed youth can apply for these courses as per the eligibility.
‘Bird Identification and basic ornithology’ course aims at imparting knowledge and skill on identification of birds based on key field characteristics for locally available birds. ‘Water Budgeting & Auditing’ course aims to develop skill on water demand management concepts including techniques to assess water demand for various sectors, use water audit as an efficient water management tool, challenges in implementation of water audit in various sectors, current water usage practices and required interventions. ‘Wildlife Management using Geospatial Techniques’ course aims at imparting knowledge and skills on Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS with their use and applications in the wildlife management field. ‘Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Green GDP’ course aims to impart basic skills to value the ecosystem goods and services. The course broadly involves training of candidates in assessment of total economic value (TEV) of the ecosystem considering provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services provided by the ecosystem. ‘Value Addition & Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)- (Plant Origin)- NTFP Products Medicinal Plants’ course aims to impart basic skills to participants to earn livelihood based on non-timber forest products.
The courses are National Skill Qualifications Framework (NSQF) certified Level 5 and Level 6 respectively. Applicants can apply through the GSDP web portal:
Out of 7 courses, entry of applicants to courses such as Wildlife Management using Geospatial Techniques-2nd batch, Water Budgeting & Auditing have been closed.
*Note: Applicants must select the name of the respective courses as Discipline and WWF-India, Delhi as Centre under the GSDP training section while filling the online application form for the above-mentioned courses.
For the remaining 5 GSDP courses, the last date for submission of applications is 15th February, 2020.
For further information, please contact
Dr. G. Areendran,
Coordinator WWF ENVIS (RP)
Tel: 011-41504791/93
Mobile: 9968061056

Certificate Courses in

  • Wildlife Management using Geospatial Techniques
  • Value Addition & Marketing of Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) - (Plant Origin) - NTFP Products/Medicinal Plants
  • Bird Identification and basic ornithology
  • Water Budgeting & Auditing
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