About Us

about us gati foundation

Gati Foundation is a Dehradun, Uttarakhand based environmental action and advocacy group. Gati’s vision is to emerge as one of the most trusted forums to host and deliberate on issues of environmental sustainability in the sensitive Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). It is registered as a not for profit under the Societies Registration Act 1860 in June 2017.

The Foundation has pledged to adopt a participatory approach, engage with citizens, undertake policy research and facilitate better standards of governance. The focus areas of Gati includes environmental policy regulation, urban governance and citizen engagement. Gati believes in the doctrines of three A’s – analysis, advocacy and action – that lead to sustainable and tangible changes. Gati promotes evidence-based research and review of government policies. It implements them by providing innovative and community-centric models, helping the social benefits reach to the last individual standing in the development chain.

The team at Gati is armed with rich experience in research, advocacy and project management. Gati believes in leveraging the power of digital and data-powered platforms for enhanced community participation, information flow and promoting credible communication. It has been moderating a vast network of digital channels responsible for reporting regional, national and global level environmental happenings.

Solid Waste Management, Plastic Waste Management, Air Pollution: Clean Air Campaign for Uttarakhand, Urban Reforms in Dehradun, Smart Cities and Citizen Engagement, Open Data Communities and Environmental Journalism are some of the major projects being managed by Gati Foundation.