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Change Planet Partners Climate Innovation Foundation

About Us

Change Planet Partners Climate Innovation Foundation is an independent public trust registered in March 2011 in Hyderabad, Telangana, India with registration number 61/IV/2011. We are a 12AA certified entity with full tax-exempt status.

Our climate nonprofit’s climate innovations’ promotion mandate rests on 3 pillars; climate innovation, incubation and advocacy while remaining broad, contemporary and inclusive. Thus far, the mandate has spanned 7 key themes in food energy water (FEW) Climate Change Nexus, Climate Change – Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainability,Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs),Gender, Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE),Climate Information Services(CIS) – Health intersection.

The Founding Board of Trustees – team comprising Mr. A.M. Rao and Ms. Suman A – bring to the Foundation’s table 100+ man-years of exemplary public service, technology and relevant climate change – sustainability domain expertise  coupled with both for and not-for-profit experiences in order to fulfill the mandate set forth in the Foundation’s charter of articles. While Mr.A.M. Rao holds a M.Sc. (Agri Extension) from ANGRAU, University, Hyderabad, Ms Suman holds an MBA (St. Carbon Management) from the UEA, the UK (Dean’s List Holder), B.Tech(Chem. Engg), 2 Advanced Diplomas in Systems and Management Consultancy, L2 Open Badge Certifications for Data Science, Big Data, Text Analytics, and IIIT-Hyderabad awarded Blockchain Solutions and Technologies Advanced Certification with an Outstanding Performer Grade.

The Foundation is also fortunate to have well-wishers and trusted advisors whose ready support continues to inspire the team to serve the public good cause with a creative and entrepreneurial bent, systems think, trans disciplinary integrate, transformative change orient and in a synergistic spirit with like minded networks such as the GGCA,IPBES,UNEP 10 YFP Sustainable Education and Lifestyle Programme Track, et.al.

The Foundation’s stakeholder networks principally cover – business, civil society, science-policy and citizen groups. Our work portfolio has spanned the India-UK Water Center, the Nexus Network, UK, the World Water Forums both 6 and 7, the UNISDR led AMC (Asian Ministerial Conference ) on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016, the EarthDay Network, the UNFCCC COP18 – GGCA led Civil Society Gender Deliberations Participation among others.

Our modest accomplishments such as the ones below give us much impetus to carry forward our vision and mission and to make visible impact on the climate public good innovations promotion.

The ‘ #CleanAir4BlueSkies | #FrontierTech4CleanAir ‘ – A frontier technology oriented and evidence led Advocacy Initiative with 3 FTLed#ActionImperatives to combat Air Pollution on the first ever ‘ International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies (September 7th ) ‘ – has been communicated to the UNEP as being organized in support of the Day and  extended a listing on the global events schedule ,as a mark of courtesy.The Initiative received #24K+ impressions from across 10 countries spanning a niche audience base of #500+


The ‘#EarthDay2020 – #5for50ClimateSolidarityinAction’ – A novel digital cards based approach  with 5 #ActionImperatives and the message of #GravityofActingNow  – pioneered on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EarthDay – is registered on the official EarthDay2020 map


The ‘COVID19PRM4WWD2020’ – A ‘FrontierTech4Good’ COVID19 Oriented World Water Day 2020 Tracking Initiative tying SDG 6 and SDG3 Goals and aligned with World Water Day 2020’s theme of ‘Water and Climate Change’ with specific emphasis on ‘Health and Wellbeing’  – made it to the official UN World Water Day 2020 Events Registry

The ‘Blockchain4CCaS’ – A transformative Blockchain  ‘Responsible Innovation’ Initiative, transecting  #SDGs and #Sustainability themes on Perlin, Waves, Ethereum, IPFS stacks, has received wide stakeholder attention.


The ‘IPFSEthereumBigDB4SDG7Impact’ –  Blockchain based impact measurement and monitoring proof-of-concept flow for SDG 6 and befitting the World Water Day 2019’s theme of ‘leaving no one behind’ – made it to the official UN World Water Day 2019 Events Registry 

The ‘Energy Efficient Cook stove Innovators Support Pilot ‘ – entered the UNFCCC led ‘Momentum for Change – Women for Results ‘ Track competition – and is currently part of the UNFCCC’s ‘Momentum for Change ‘ Activity Database

The  digital ‘Water MOOC Awareness Event ‘ – organized for World Water Forum 7 citizen forum track – received  global interest cutting across civil society groups, academia,  and Edtech firms

The disaster risk communication trends contribution – ‘EDRR Initiative ‘ for the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 Summit in New Delhi – disseminated via UNISDR led ‘PreventionWeb’ network. We hold  ‘Content Partner’ Badge on The ‘PreventionWeb’  – The UNDRR Knowledge Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.Our suggestion to complement science based disaster risk assessments with ‘Traditional, Indigenous, Local Knowledge and Practices ‘ for the Asian Ministerial Conference ON Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 – Priority 1 – Understanding Disaster Risk  – was  received well and found a place in the ‘Final Document of the Conference’