WHO WE ARE
Doers was founded in the year 2015 by a group of development professionals and volunteers from Himachal Pradesh state of India, who shared the common concerns about the growing risk of disasters in the Himalayan region. After the catastrophic Nepal Earthquake of April 2015, this group of committed persons resolved to form an organization with an ultimate goal to create a culture of preparedness and to build community disaster resilience in the region.
Since then, the Team Doers continued to learn more and do better in the area of disaster risk management while gradually integrating the issues pertaining to climate change adaptation, public health and humanitarian response. We believe in the systems thinking approach and strive not only to build the capacities, but also to address the underlying vulnerabilities to reduce the risk.
Today, Doers is recognized as a trustworthy and dedicated non-governmental organization working in Himachal Pradesh.
Doers is registered as a society under the Himachal Pradesh Societies Registration Act (HPSRA), 2006 with Registration No. 902/2015 dated 08/07/2015 at the office of the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Government of Himachal Pradesh.
Our Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by the Income Tax Department is AACAD1557G.
Our Unique ID at the NGO-DARPAN portal of NITI Aayog, Government of India is HP/2018/0196318.
Registered under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 with Order No. 584 dated 12/02/2016 at the office of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions), Chandigarh.
Registered under section 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 with Order No. 80G/AACAD1557G/1349 dated 28/11/2017 at the office of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions), Chandigarh.
Resilient and climate-smart communities in the Himalayan region of India.
We develop community resilience to disasters and climate change through inter-disciplinary and sustainable interventions for effective risk management.
Our programmatic interventions are guided by the synchronization of ideas and actions related to these three themes.
Doers is a members-led organization where the General Body members play a crucial role in program implementation and carrying out of the activities. All of our Team Members are dedicated development professionals who possess knowledge, skills and experiences.
We seek consistent guidance and support from experienced individuals with proven expertise in the fields related to our core themes. Our Advisory Board constitutes of renowned experts who provide us valuable advice and insights on different aspects of program management.
ALLIANCES & LINKAGES
Being a member or partner of the following international, national, regional & sub-national thematic platforms and networks, we proudly support them as an ally in common cause.
Our team members share their expertise by facilitating training sessions during thematic events and workshops organized by esteemed national and state-level organizations/institutions.
There's no such thing as a 'natural' disaster...
The term ‘natural disaster’ is incorrect and misleading.
The #NoNaturalDisasters campaign aims to change the terminology to show that whilst some hazards are natural and unavoidable, the resulting disasters almost always have been made by human actions and decisions.
Despite being an emerging organization led by a small team of professionals, Doers has maintained high standards of reporting and documentation since its inception. Our Annual Reports present a clear overview of our activities as well as the financials.