Over the last few years we have been proactive in publishing all our content under Creative Commons Licenses, revamping our websites with documents easily accessible online and partnering with open data portals such as India Biodiversity Portal/ Western Ghats Portal and India Water Portal to share data and documents. During the last year we further strengthened this by being a part of the process of developing the constitution for the India Biodiversity Portal consortium. We are also a member of various working groups within the consortium enabling us to contribute substantively to the development of the portal consortium in future. Such a strategic partnership enables us to leverage the reach and technological platform provided by the portal for sharing the information we have with a wider audience. With the India Water Portal, the collaboration has been on data capacity building and sharing the stories around our work on water over the last two decades.
Within the organisation, we have been proving support in mapping efforts of different programme areas. We are using Qgis, a free and open source software for map making, along with Google Earth, a freeware. For the 20 years’ celebrations, we produced an interesting map of our contacts from across the world in a single map that reflects the rich network of partners and supporters developed over the two decades.