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Mohan Jain, IDCA

  1. 1. The 10th International Conference January 10-11, 2014, Venue: IRRAD, Gurgaon, India Finding Innovative Solutions for Poverty Eradication Mohan L Jain, Ph.D., Trustee and Founder president, IDCA, USA Promoting Networking, Collaboration, Learning, Giving and Volunteering Inform, Inspire, Connect, Collaborate
  2. 2. Our Vision-Mission  A developed India, free of poverty, ignorance, diseases, socio-economic disparities, ecological disasters, and social disharmony.  To Empower NPOs / NGOs, and individuals to Eradicate Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change in India by Promoting, Networking, Collaborations, Co-learning, Giving and Volunteering for just, and Sustainable Development.
  3. 3. How We Do It ?  Raise Funds and support Projects that       Members Can Learn and Replicate. Organize Conferences in the US and India. Visit Potential Partner NGOs/Members. Organize Seminars and Forums. Host Visiting NGO Leaders from India. Developed and Maintain Website News Bulletin to Share Useful Information. Facebook, LinkedIn, Outreach Activities. Facilitate Funding for Member projects
  4. 4. Poverty Eradication ?  Meeting the Basic Needs of all the people:  Water-Sanitation  Education  Agriculture  Livelihoods  Technology  Healthcare plus---Housing  Climate Change and Renewable Energy  End Corruption—Governance-RTI-RTE-Food Poverty is the worst form of violence M. K. Gandhi
  5. 5. Poverty Eradication? The Government of India has taken various steps to reduce Rural Poverty . Some of the most recent Schemes are:         Small Farmers Development Program Drought Area Development Program Food For Work Program Minimum Needs Program Integrated Rural Development Program National Rural Employment Program Rural Labor Employment Guarantee Program Assurance on Employment  Source:
  6. 6. Ending Poverty: Gandhi’s Way  Selfless Service for the Welfare of All  Love and Non-violence  Education, Re-Education, Re-Evaluation  Sharing of the Resources, Frugality  Right and Fair Labor  Participation in Government  Negotiations and Mediations in Place of Legalism to Solve Problems
  7. 7. Water & Sanitation:  IRRAD--Built 72 Check Dams and Promoting Sanitation      in the Villages in Haryana Bharthi Theertha, Built Water and Sanitation Facility –AP Akash Ganga Promoted Rainwater Harvesting –TN Sustainable Innovation Rainwater Harvesting—RAJ Another Member Setup Drinking Water Plant in a School in Karnatak. Three Members Visited the Waste Water Plant in VAPI, Gujarat and made recommendations to improve its performance.
  8. 8. Education:  Pratham USA, Houston, Texas (India-Rajasthan, MP,       MS, Delhi, and many more places) PPES, Virginia— All Girls’ School in Anupshahar, UP Home of Hope, California(support 15 NGOs in India) Swaraj Foundation, Illinois (Shikshantar- Rajasthan) SPREAD International, Michigan (Andhra Pradesh) Gandhi College, IGES, Maryland (UP, India) Trees for Life, Wichta, Kansas (India and Central America)
  9. 9. Healthcare:  Mission India Foundation, IL (Haryana-Vaccination)  Gram Seva Foundation, IL (Gujarat—Infant health)  Sustainable Innovations, MD (Rajasthan- Health     Kiosks) International Village Clinic, MN (UP) Pardada Pardadi Education Society-(UP-Girls School) Institute of Rural Research and Development, Gurgaon International Health Benefits Society, NJ/Rajasthan
  10. 10. A Summary of Our Activities 2003-13  Organized 11 International Conferences and 8     Regional Conferences in the USA. Organized 9 International Conferences and 3 Regional Conferences in India. Since 2005, Organized 5 or more seminars/Forums in Chicago. Topics covered: Water, Education, Healthcare, Livelihoods, and Climate Change. More than 100 NPOs/NGOs participated. Participated in Many Outreach Activities.
  11. 11. A Summary of Our Activities 2003-13  Facilitated 5-Year Funding for DRI Chitrakoot Rural       Development Project from IDRF. $125,000. MP Donation for Gandhi College in 2004-5 from the Sehgal Foundation. UP. $30,000 Donation for Shikshantar, Udaipur, Rajasthan from the Sehgal Foundation, $10,000. Fundraising for Solar Lantern Project $100,000. Funding for Dharma Vana Arboratum, AP, $500,000 Funding for Hospital Project in Gujarat, $11,000. Funding for a Project in Maharashtra, $6,000.
  12. 12. Recent Activities  Organized the 11th International Conference in Chicago, October 12-13, 2013.  Organized 2nd Midwest Univ. Student Conf. in Chicago, April 20, 2013.  Organized 2nd North India Conf. in Jaipur on March 15-16, 2013.  Organized the 9th International Conference in India on Jan. 11-12, 2013 at the Rajagiri Center for Business Studies, Kochi, Kerala.  Organized the 3rd West Regional Conference, December 1, 2012. San Jose State University, CA
  13. 13. The 11th International Conference October 12-13, 2013, Chicago, USA
  14. 14. The 9th International Conference January 11-12, 2013, Kochi, India
  15. 15. Visiting Grassroots NGOs  2004—Learning Journey-Tarun Bharat Sangh, Rajasthan; IRRAD, Haryana; Barefoot College, Rajasthan; DRI Chitrakoot Project, MP, UP.  2012- Parikrma Humanity Foundation, Arghyam and ATREE, Bengaluru; Hedgewar Hospital, Aurangabad, DRI Chitrakoot Project, National Institute for Rural Development, Hyderabad, and Soda Village, Tonk Dist., Near Jaipur, and IRRAD, Gurgaon.  2013-ATREE Project near Kochi, Kerala, Pardada Pardadi Education Society, Girls School, Anupshahar, UP, IRRAD
  16. 16. Soda Village Near Jaipur
  17. 17. Parikrma School, Bengaluru
  18. 18. Hedgewar Hospital, Aurangabad
  19. 19. DRI, Chitrakoot Project Conf.
  20. 20. Governance Conf., At IRRAD, 2012
  21. 21. Poverty: What Can We Do?  Adopt a Village that Needs Help,  Volunteer with IDCA or its Members in the US,  Volunteer with a NGO and Learn from it,  Donate Funds to one or more projects,  Learn and Share your Knowledge,  Collaborate/Cooperate with each other.  Help Raise Funds for IDCA or Members  Become a Member of IDCA. (General, Primary, Associate, Student)
  22. 22. Way Forward 2013-14  Organize the 2nd South Regional Conf. in Bengaluru, March 17, 2014.  Organized the 3rd North Regional Conference, February 15 in Jaipur.  Organize seminars/Forums on: Water, Education, Healthcare, Livelihoods, and Climate change.  Recruit Volunteers and Help Raise Funds, Regularize Newsletter, Outreach to NGOs, Improve Website, Increase Membership.
  23. 23. Thank you!! Happiness Depends on what we give, not on what we get. M. K. Gandhi Mohan L Jain, Ph.D. Trustee and Founder President Website: IDCA: Inform, Inspire, Impact Poverty