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The Oikos Trust for Environmental Management (TOTEM)

The Oikos Trust for Environmental management (TOTEM), a non-profit organisation, was first registered in 2005. The trust’s primary goal is to strive for the integration of local livelihoods with ecological/environmental conservation, facilitating sustainable livelihoods through energy, environment and development alternatives.


TOTEM was associated with a Ford Foundation project “Integration of conservation, livelihoods and enterprises in Tamil nadu Coromandel coastal region” (phase I of the project from Dec 2005 to April 2007) and has completed the first phase of the project entitled “restoration and regeneration of coastal sand dunes and wetlands in Nallavadu, Pondicherry (June 2006 to March 2007), funded by Green coast network (GCN).

Type of organisation: 
Environment-Development Institution

Poyya Moli
N. Balachandran

The Oikos Trust for Environmental management, No.19, “Santham” II cross, Kalaivani Nagar, Shanthi Nagar, Lawspet, Puducherry, India 605 008