Sustainable energy initiatives in India
Indian non-governmental organisation Laya has composed a proposal for several sustainable energy initiatives in a poor remote region in India. They are carried out within the Decentralized Energy Options for Sustainable Development project. Laya wants to use natural resources which are available in these areas, to provide energy for two rural communities in the Visakhapatnam district in Andra Pradesh.
The organic cotton industry is evolving in India
Cotton is an important crop to hundreds of thousands of small scale farmers in India. Due to increasing demand traditional methods have been put on a backburner in recent years. For many farmers and their families cotton has led to debt, less food security and a deteriorating position for women in agriculture. This programme has been set up to stop this trend.
Improved position for women in Bangalore, India
Women Health and Development (WHAD) works on improving the position of both women and girls in Bangalore, India. The organisation was founded in 1988 and has switched to focusing more on development in 2004. This allows their target audience to develop independently, at a quicker pace. ICCO has been supporting WHAD since 1994.
Better management of drinking water and sanitation thanks to cooperation in India
Gram Vikas has been working in Orissa, India, for years at improving the rural health situation. In 2007 a cooperation was initiated between Gram Vikas, TNO and ICCO. TNO supported Gram Vikas to improve drinking water- and sanitation management within its programme. The cooperation went really well, which is why Gram Vikas has asked TNO and ICCO to prolong it.
Rural community in India takes matters of development into their own hands
The organisation SEDS (Social Education and Development Society) works in the Anantapur district, in the federal state of Andra Pradesh, India. SEDS works with rural families who work in non-irrigated agriculture and are therefore heavily dependent on rainfall. The organisation wants to help the population while they set up and develop a strong, independent organisational structure. ICCO and Kerk in Actie have been supporting SEDS since 2001.
Stop to discrimination of casteless Dalits in India
REDS (Rural Education for Development Society) advocates the rights of the Dalits in India. This casteless group possesses the same rights as everyone else, according to formal India legislation. However, in reality, that could not be further from the truth. Dalits are often regarded as being unclean and are thus treated that way. REDS focuses on the psychological and cultural aspects of this discrimination, which has been going on for centuries. ICCO supports REDS's work.
Inhabitants of slums stand up for their rights
The organisation Jana Sahayog has been doing vital work for the slum inhabitants of Bangalore. The organisation also has a positive influence on government policy. Jana Sahayoh is working in 8 cities of the Karnataka province, between 2008 and 2011. It wants to help organise people in slums, so that they will be able to stand up for themselves. ICCO and Kerk in Actie are financing this project.
Lobby training in India for improved influence on policies
India has a long tradition of activists that try to influence government policy. That occurs for instance through peaceful demonstrations (Ghandi) or protest marches. Lobbying however, is not very well known as an instrument to influence policy. Partner organisation IPAC (Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre) in Delhi focuses on strengthening the lobby of Indian organisations towards the government. ICCO and Kerk in Actie support IPAC to this end.
Attention for mother tongue of minorities in India
Children from minorities in India lag behind at school from the beginning. Because the language that is being used at school is the language of the majority. Minorities feel the need to be able to go to school in their mother tongue. Furthermore, in the North of India a lot of translations of the Bible are not being used, because people are unable to read. The translations are often of insufficient quality. The ‘north east India language develop project' taps into this.
Asian organisation helps small scale farmers
FTN Asia was founded in Bangkok in 2005. The organisation wants to influence international agricultural institutes and government departments for agriculture and trade agreements in favour of small scale marginalized farmers. FTN Asia goes about this by lobbying and advocacy. FTN Asia is not yet an official organisation. Cecoedecon, one of ICCO's and Kerk in Actie's partners in India therefore leads its secretariat.
Training for a better life in the north east of India
Manipur is a region in the north east part of India which is torn up by ethnic conflicts and problems with HIV/Aids. Women are also victimized by all this. That is why the Manipur synod of the Presbyterian Church of India set up the women's development project. The Manipur synod tries to help the poorest women while they build up an improved life for themselves, by giving them crafts training.
Sustainable health care in India
The Child in Need Institute (CINI) has been a well known and acknowledged organisation for health and development for thirty years. Specifically in terms of reproductive health care. Its core activities focus on sustainable health care, nutrition, training and awareness. ICCO has been CINI's partner since 1993.
Landrights for casteless people
Broad community development in Jharkand by uniting forces
The Vikas Bazar network was founded in order to unite fifteen local organisations in the Indian state of Jharkand. Members of the network have been cooperating with rural communities for many years and within them with thousands of rural families. Over the past three years the network set up a communal vision and agenda and it has gained insight in how to sell several products which are relevant for the target audience. Training was organised on the foundations of how the market works, as well as chain development. Now the parties are ready to work on their cooperation in a more concrete manner.
Increased production in India thanks to combined programme
International Development Enterprises-India (IDE-India) has been an independent organisation since 2001 and is located in India. IDE-India originated from IDE International, which is located in Denver (USA). IDE has been actively involved in alleviating poverty in India since 1991. Especially when it comes to increasing productivity in the agricultural sector. ICCO has been supporting IDE since 1994.
Aids becomes integral part of India's training programmes
International Services Association (INSA India) works in Bangalore, India. INSA has been training staff since 1982. Staff from a broad range of organisations and the government, both in cities and in the countryside. Creating clarity in the relationship between poverty, development and health care is its central theme. INSA also looks at how to involve the population in improving access to health care. Over the past fifteen years INSA has grown to be a leading institute when it comes to HIV/Aids training in India and abroad.
More cooperation with companies in India
ICCO has been working in India for a long time. Their programme Sustainable Fair Economic Development (DREO) wants to focus on Responsible Entrepreneurship (RE) now and seeks cooperation with companies. They do so together with their partners.
Improved living conditions in Indian slums
The organisation ASHA has been working at improving living conditions in slums in Delhi, India since 1988. Especially women's situation receives its attention. ASHA has expanded its activities to service over thirty slums, as requested by communities and the government. ICCO supports one of ASHA's programmes, which is aimed at five slums in particular.
Informal workers in India stand up for themselves
In large Indian cities there is a lot of informal labour. In the morning large groups of people gather in certain spots, hoping a boss will be needing them to work that day. Most of them are picked up to work, but working conditions are extremely grim. They work long hours and get paid very little. The Madras Centre for Training and Information about Work and Development tries to convince workers that it is important that they get organised and set up unions.
Reduce discrimination against casteless Dalits
The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) is a network which advocates rights of the Dalits. These are casteless people, or untouchables. It concerns 260 million people in southern Asia, 170 million of which live in India. The IDSN wants to ensure people acquire knowledge about their situation and that there is more attention for the discrimination and exclusion the Dalits encounter. In the end, their goal is to improve their position.
Aid for people infected with HIV in India
Calvary Counseling Centre (CCC) focuses on people who are risking to get infected with HIV or are already infected. This non-governmental organisation works in Manipur, India. Kerk in Actie has been supporting the organisation since 2006. Because it was a good experience and because the work they do is important, it was decided to support CCC once more. That will happen for a period of three years (2008-2010).
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