The Handprint signifies positive action and commitment. It serves as a measure of human contribution to sustainability at the individual, community, national and global level just as the footprint is a measure of unsustainable human action. Launched at the 4th International Conference on Environment Education, Ahmedabad 2007, the Handprint is a powerful tool in the journey towards Sustainable Development.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by 193 Member States at the UN General Assembly Summit in September 2015. A set of 17 goals with 169 targets with over 200 indicators covering a broad range of Sustainable Development Issues.
Empower young citizens to undertake direct Handprint action towards SD goals and targets through a unique pedagogy that involves understanding of the complex and trans disciplinary nature of sustainable development in the context of local area sustainability issues.
Familiarise students with the 17 SDGs, 169 targets and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Build a platform for discussion, formulate strategy and facilitate direct Handprint action
Classroom sessions, Webinars, Expert sessions, Field visits, data Collection and analysis protocols, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
Registration and Setting up of the SDG Handprint Lab Programme
Established as a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.