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
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
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
Poverty Eradication ?
Meeting the Basic Needs of all the people:
Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Poverty is the worst form of violence M. K. Gandhi
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
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
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
Three Members Visited the Waste Water Plant in
VAPI, Gujarat and made recommendations to improve its
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
Mission India Foundation, IL (Haryana-Vaccination)
Gram Seva Foundation, IL (Gujarat—Infant health)
Sustainable Innovations, MD (Rajasthan- Health
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
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
More than 100 NPOs/NGOs participated.
Participated in Many Outreach Activities.
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.
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
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
The 11th International Conference
October 12-13, 2013, Chicago, USA
The 9th International Conference
January 11-12, 2013, Kochi, India
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
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)
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
Recruit Volunteers and Help Raise Funds,
Regularize Newsletter, Outreach to NGOs,
Improve Website, Increase Membership.
Happiness Depends on what we give, not on
what we get. M. K. Gandhi
Mohan L Jain, Ph.D.
Trustee and Founder President
IDCA: Inform, Inspire, Impact Poverty