FSDCA

What We DO

Our Ongoing Work

1. Plantation Drive: Regreening Odisha 
 

We are doing massive plantation across Odhisa in association with Green Jagarana. We aim to plant 100,000 trees in coming 2 years. 

1. Plantation Drive: Regreening Odisha 

2. Act on Climate Change 

We will soon undertake mass awareness campaign on “Act on Climate Change at individual and community levels” to reduce carbon consumption.

2. Act on Climate Change 

3. Relief Work during 
 

We are doing massive plantation across Odhisa in association with Green Jagarana. We aim to plant 100,000 trees in coming 2 years. 

3. Relief Work during 

Our Focus Area

  1. Sustainable Development and Climate Change 
  2. Study & Research on inequality, poverty, justice, climate change and social exclusion
  3. Advocacy for policy level changes to reduce inequality and foster justice
  4. Intervention in thematic areas like food and employment security, education, health and nutrition, child rights, gender justice etc
  5. Collaboration with different govt. and non-govt. agencies on awareness generation and activities and action plan formation on Climate Change and environmental issues.
  6. Involvement in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is adopted by the United Nations as ‘Agenda 2030’ and Paris Climate Deal
  7. Promote responsible Corporate involvement in social development
  8. Programme Implementation Support, Management support, Monitoring & Evaluation
  9. Public security through government and public interface with help of technology
  10. Water Governance
  11. Homeland security through public awareness campaign
  12. Our clear and open public statement about social-politico and cultural issues. 

1. Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change

The biggest challenge of our generation is the unsustainable use of natural resources and the impacts of climate change. Ground water is depleting, pollution in cities have become unmanageable, and the frequency and fury of the natural disasters like drought, flood and cyclone are in increasing. After Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) came to an end by 2015, the member-nations of United Nations have adopted a new set of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ in the name of Agenda 2030. With 17 goals and 169 targets, agenda 2030 has come as a comprehensive set of goals with the promise to end abject poverty address inequality providing universal health and education etc. The goals have been defined in a rights perspective and in the realm of human dignity. Attempt will be made to see that the key goals on themes like inequality, poverty, health, child rights education, climate change under Agenda 2030 are transformed into laws and policies and are implemented with spirit with peoples involvement. We will undertake research and studies on social exclusion in the context of SDGs and discuss roadmap of engagement.

Climate Change

Its being told that this is the first generation to end poverty and last generation to save the world from the adverse impacts of climate change! So much pressing is the issue of climate change that almost everyone has felt the pinch of it some way or other. In India the Uttarakhand flood, flood in Kashmir are some such exceptions, which are result of climate change. This link is almost clearly established by the climate experts. We have the new Paris Climate deal in place where member nations of UN have come to an understanding of recusing their carbon consumption and emission of green house gases (GHGs) to considerable level. The Agenda 2030 framework also speaks about the climate change. The organisation will engage in appropriate researches to discuss the causes of climate change in different areas and suggest remedial measures.

2. Study and Research on inequality, poverty, justice and social exclusion

Along with growth the world is witnessing visible inequality within and among countries. In India though people have been lifted out of the official poverty line, inequality among different classes of people is rising. An upward movement of wealth has been witnessed where rich is getting richer leading to an increasing rich-poor gap. The affected communities are the most vulnerable ones, which have been socially excluded like the Adivasis (Indigenous communities, Dalits (discrimination based on birth and descent), women, children, persons with disabilities and others. In this context this platform will undertake research and studies on the subjects of inequality, poverty and justice. People-centric research will be the hallmark of the organisation. Studies will be undertaken accessing the situation of the socially excluded communities in the growth driven development model. It will also support organisations on such researches and come up with intervention formulas for reduction of inequality and alleviation of poverty where justice is the buzzword.

3. Advocacy for policy level changes to reduce inequality and bring justice

Research and advocacy go hand in hand for impacting laws and policies. It will closely work with the government and other institutions of policy making to impact on key policies relating to the vulnerable groups.

4. Thematic areas like food and employment security, education, health and nutrition, child rights, gender justice etc

i. Food and employment security

One of the key areas of focus of welfare governance in India which are quite key to the people living in penury are the food and rural employment. India has two key legislations protecting the right to food (National Food Security Act, 2013) and right to employment(National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2006) and plethora of schemes. The organisation will be engagent to these areas so also in the area of urban employment security.

ii. Education

The implementation of Right to Education Act 2009 has made education accessible but the focus now needs to shift from universal enrolment to retention, improved quality and progression to higher educational attainments. In this regard, a need based gap analysis to envision and institutionalise necessary support structures for overcoming equity and opportunity challenges is a non-negotiable requirement. The following areas will be emphasized upon;

  • providing technical expertise in the educational space across planning and administration
  • monitoring and evaluation, learning assessments,
  • policy planning and implementation etc
  • Capacity building and advocacy
  • Research studies

iii. Health & Nutrition

The relationship between health and nutrition needs to be balanced for a reduced risk for many diseases. Following areas in this segment will be targeted;

  • Develop strategy for Inclusive health care for all
  • Health communication/ Information Education Communication/ Behaviour Change Communication
  • Mother and Child health care, adolescent health care
  • Analyse local situation to assess health needs and existing gaps in newborn and care for children under five years.
  • Strengthen community involvement and role of civil society partnerships with India’s health systems through advocacy and capacity building.
  • Facilitate coordination between the Department of Health and Family Welfare and DWCD to ensure effective delivery of Government’s health and nutrition delivery systems.
  • Capacity building of community health workers on maternal and child health nutrition
  • providing technical expertise in the educational space across planning and administration
  • monitoring and evaluation, learning assessments,
  • policy planning and implementation etc
  • Capacity building and advocacy
  • Research studies

iv. Urban Development

The quality of life of our city makers in an increasing urbansing world is desired to be improved. The physical and social environment of slums dwellers and their children are quite often neglected and get sidelined in the urban development process.The followings areas will be given importance;

  • Issues of city makers especially in accessing public services like housing, water, sanitation, electricity
  • Issues of children in accessing education, health care and nutrition in the slum environment
  • Water and sanitation strategies
  • Environmental Management
  • national and local governments to manage urban growth through people centric research
  • Comprehensive documentation, intensive and extensive training programmes
  • Implementation, effective networking, innovations in approaches and facilitating community led advocacy of salient development issues

v. Child Rights

The implementation of Right to Education Act 2009 has made education accessible but the focus now needs to shift from universal enrolment to retention, improved quality and progression to higher educational attainments. In this regard, a need based gap analysis to envision and institutionalise necessary support structures for overcoming equity and opportunity challenges is a non-negotiable requirement. The following areas will be emphasized upon;

  • providing technical expertise in the educational space across planning and administration
  • monitoring and evaluation, learning assessments,
  • policy planning and implementation etc
  • Capacity building and advocacy
  • Research studies

The implementation of Right to Education Act 2009 has made education accessible but the focus now needs to shift from universal enrolment to retention, improved quality and progression to higher educational attainments. In this regard, a need based gap analysis to envision and institutionalise necessary support structures for overcoming equity and opportunity challenges is a non-negotiable requirement. The following areas will be emphasized upon;

  • providing technical expertise in the educational space across planning and administration
  • monitoring and evaluation, learning assessments,
  • policy planning and implementation etc
  • Capacity building and advocacy
  • Research studies

5. Social and economic empowerment

The benefits of present socio-economic growth has not reached to all the sections across the society. It has created a gap which needs to be bridged.  In order to create a positive impact towards achieving inclusive and sustainable social and economic development the following activities needs to be focused;

  • Community Empowerment
  • Livelihood projects for rural poor
  • Poverty Reduction Policy and Capacity Building
  • Participatory Learning and Appraisal, Community Mobilisation
  • Economic Development
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Beneficiary Analysis and Satisfaction Surveys and Poverty Tracking and Monitoring Systems

6. Promote responsible corporate involvement in social development

The role of corporate in social development is emerging as a prominent phenomenon with the adoption of the company act

The organisation will help corporate to implement their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in a constructive way, which will not only create a sustainable model for social development but also enhance their individual brand equity. The following activities will be offered.

  • Management and Implementation of CSR portfolio
  • Developing CSR strategy and guidelines
  • Identification of projects, developing project ideas, selection of implementing partners, monitoring and reporting.
  • Baseline survey and social research
  • Branding through social events
  • Evaluation of the social projects

7. Social sector engagement

We will partner with governments, donors and multilateral organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit entities in anchoring development agenda for sustained and equitable growth.

The development experts will work closely with our clients to co-design solutions for the most complex socio-economic issues. We strive to create path breaking social reforms that contribute towards progress in the following fields;

8. Management support to NGOs

This enables the awareness and vigilance. A simple website where, members with admin control can post pictures only. We will display the pictures of people doing good work every day. They need lot of motivation. As well, post the incidents, culprits with qualified news blocks. Pictures, displayed in bus-station, railway station, police station and public places, should be posed on our blog. It is not a news of information site. It is dedicated to knowing “my neighborhood-devil” or the “next door-angel”. Along with that, all the necessary information, a common citizen needs and that to in a single click. 

9. Social security through public-administration- technology

This enables the awareness and vigilance. A simple website where, members with admin control can post pictures only. We will display the pictures of people doing good work every day. They need lot of motivation. As well, post the incidents, culprits with qualified news blocks. Pictures, displayed in bus-station, railway station, police station and public places, should be posed on our blog. It is not a news of information site. It is dedicated to knowing “my neighborhood-devil” or the “next door-angel”. Along with that, all the necessary information, a common citizen needs and that to in a single click.

10. Water Governance

We will engage in the issues of water governance pertaining to river management inside the country and also in the region. The approach will be make best possible ways so that the larger humanity is benefitted with the water resources by promoting equitable share the this natural resources

 

11. Homeland security through public awareness campaign.

We will partner with governments, donors and multilateral organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit entities in anchoring development agenda for sustained and equitable growth.

The development experts will work closely with our clients to co-design solutions for the most complex socio-economic issues. We strive to create path breaking social reforms that contribute towards progress in the following fields;

12. Our clear and open public statement about social-politico and cultural issues

Several developments take place every day, some of them need out response as socially sensitive citizens. We, as an organization should put or views strongly in an un-biased way keeping in mind the basic ethos of human rights and humanism.