Posted in February 2011

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global strategic organisation working in 14 countries committed to ending hunger. In India it is committed to ignite, kindle and sustain the leadership spirit in women elected to village Panchayats. The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act (CAA) mandated 33.33 per cent reservation for women in all three tiers of the Panchayati … Continue reading

THP in Assam

THP in Assam

The Hunger Project has had a presence is Assam since 2003. Spread over three districts the program covered 24 development blocks and 294-gram panchayats in partnership with the North East Social Trust, there has been an intensive program of capacity building of elected women representatives. The program began with a focus on capacity building. Women’s … Continue reading

Assam: Brief Profile

Assam: Brief Profile

State Boundaries: East : Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur West : West Bengal and Meghalaya North : Arunachal Pradesh South : Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura International Boundary: North : Bhutan West : Bangladesh Demographic Indicators: Population (2001): 26,655,528 Literacy rate: 64.28% (2001 census) Sex Ratio: 1000: 965 Health Indicators: The Total Fertility Rate … Continue reading

Research Reports

Research Reports

Overview of Local Governance in the State of Jammu and Kashmir: “Whereas it is expedient to promote and develop Panchayati Raj in the State as an instrument of vigorous Local Self Government to secure the effective participation of the people in the decision making process and for over-seeing implementation of developmental programmes” – The Jammu … Continue reading

Karnataka: Brief Profile

Karnataka: Brief Profile

Karnataka is a state of diverse cultures, languages and faiths. The social and economic scenario in the state is marked by a lot of regional disparities. The state has 30 districts and 176 Taluks. Based on the physiographic features the state is divided in to four natural regions – The Coastal Region, The Western Ghats … Continue reading

EWR Federations

EWR Federations

NEST has initiated the process of federation building in the first year of the election term itself. Carrying on the process since the previous term, Block Elected Women Representatives’ Forums have been formed in all twenty-five blocks across the three districts of Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat. In the first year of the election term, three rounds … Continue reading

THP in Assam: 2008-2009

THP in Assam: 2008-2009

After the 73rd Constitutional Amendment, Assam held Panchayat Elections after 8 years, in 2001. The Hunger Project began work in the state in 2003. The major thrust was on the Capacity Building of the newly Elected Women Representatives. The recent Panchayat elections in Assam concluded in January 2008.In the first year after the elections, the … Continue reading

2009-2010

2009-2010

30 WLWs with 883 EWRs from 4 districts & 11 blocks 27 Follow Up workshops with 811 EWRs 4 district level alliance building workshops with EWRs, Media and State (prior to WLW) Media workshop with 26 media personnel in September 09 Refresher ToT on WLW in November 2009 Convention of 220 EWRs in Almora organized … Continue reading

THP in Uttarakhand

THP in Uttarakhand

A new beginning – 2007 In 2007 NGOs in Uttarakhand identified for THP partnership Started work since December 2007 with SWEEP in Garhwal and Kumaon regions & 7 districts 5 Partners- SBMA, Mahila Haat, Lakshmi Ashram, GUS, Arpan and 450 GPs covered during SWEEP Elections in September 2008 Strategy: IEC, radio, street theatre & village … Continue reading

Capacity Building Initiatives

Capacity Building Initiatives

Women’s Leadership Workshops: Total WLWs – 59 Total EWR Participation – 1259 Impact of WLWs: EWRs started interacting with administration with confidence Accessed government schemes on development (drinking water, electricity, roads, housing), education (building and upgrading schools, increasing enrollment) Started organizing Grama Sabha (village council meeting) with full vigour ensuring people’s participation Felt the need … Continue reading