Sankala Foundation

The Sankala Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered in 2022 under Section (8) of the Companies Act, 2013 of India. Our primary focus is on further strengthening the knowledge base and promoting dialogue among various stakeholders to foster initiatives that contribute to the sustainability of Planet Earth. We are particularly committed to mitigating the effects of climate change and environmental disasters, with a special emphasis on protecting vulnerable communities.

To achieve our goals, the Centre actively engages in research and promotes knowledge–based advocacy. We strive to contribute in developing sustainable policies and practices, and foster partnerships with both governments at different levels and non-government organisations, scientific community and domain experts that share similar objectives at the local, national, and international levels.

Through its activities, the Sankala Foundation aims to create a collaborative environment where various stakeholders can forge partnerships and work together to achieve common goals and address the pressing challenges of climate change and sustainability. Our ultimate objective is to make a positive and lasting impact on the well-being of our planet and the communities that depend on it.

Thought Philosophy

‘Sankala’, a Hindi word that embodies the concept of 'the coming together of all elemental units as one,' serves as the guiding force behind our foundation. This principle is anchored in the Aristotelian philosophy that emphasises “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. It provides us with a strong foundation to harness the synergy of ideas, energy, and knowledge in our efforts to contribute to a climate & disaster-resilient, and sustainable planet.

By embracing this belief of ‘Sankala’, we recognise the power of collaboration and the inter-relation of various elements and stakeholders. We believe that by uniting diverse resources, perspectives, and efforts, one can create a more harmonious, and transformative impact to address emerging challenges.

Sankala Logo

The logo incorporates the Bodhi leaf as a symbol of progress towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable world. The connection between the axil of the Bodhi leaf, the ring of blue plants and network grids represents two essential aspects:

  • the intimate relationship and inter-connectedness between knowledge, sustainability, and life forms on Earth; and
  • the dissemination and networking of knowledge and wisdom with the rest of the world, emphasising the importance of spreading information and insights to drive positive change.

It therefore reflects the need for collaboration and cooperation on a global scale to tackle issues effectively. The word 'Sankala' in the logo, along with its union with the globe, represents the concept of 'Sankalan' or aggregation. It signifies the coming together of knowledge, ideas, cultures, science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This reflects the association of all these elements in driving the global community towards sustainability and a better future for all.

It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

-Nelson Mandela     

Sankala Centre for Climate & Sustainability

The Sankala Centre for Climate and Sustainability (SCCS), established by the Foundation, is dedicated to advancing education, research, training, outreach, advice, and advocacy in the field of climate and sustainability. The Centre is committed to collaborate with the government and its parastatal organisations at all levels, non-governmental organisations, scientific communities, and domain experts that share similar goals. To bring synergy, these collaborations extend to the local, national, and international levels. At the heart of the Centre’s ethos is a resolve to contribute meaningfully towards improving the quality of life, especially of disadvantaged and marginalized communities. Through evidence-based policy prescriptions and sustainable resource management, we aim to design and support programmes that help eradicate poverty and build inclusive societies.

Our Vision and Mission

The Centre envisions a green and sustainable planet by contributing to the building of climate and disaster–resilient and poverty–free world.

The Centre is dedicated to carry out research, scientific studies, develop ideas and policy framework for knowledge–based advocacy. The Centre is committed to design and provide innovative and scientific solutions to emerging challenges related to climate change, poverty, and resource depletion, and also promote renewability and sustainability. By nurturing partnerships with different stakeholders, the Centre aims to promote public policies and best practices for a green transformation on planet earth.