IRRAD's partnerships showcase, Guidestar NGO exhibition, Mumbai, 2013

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The presentation highlights the key aspects for partnerships and learnings to turn challenges into opportunities by working together to empower rural India.

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IRRAD's partnerships showcase, Guidestar NGO exhibition, Mumbai, 2013

  1. 1. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) PARTNERSHIPS WITH CORPORATES Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) (An initiative of the S.M. Sehgal Foundation) Together, We Empower Rural India Jane Schukoske Lalit Mohan Sharma
  2. 2. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) IRRAD’s Focus Areas Water Rural Governance Provides water solutions Ensures citizen participation Builds capacity of village-level institutions Agriculture Enhances farmers’ income Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Promotes hygiene Research: evidence -based interventions Research: evidence -based interventions
  3. 3. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) WATER AGRICULTURE CAPACITY BULDING RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS Soil Health Soil Mapping Education Water Resource Management Watershed & Water Conservation Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India Research Study on Education Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India Community Radio Partners Livelihoods development Dept. of Science and Technology (Roof Water Harvesting) Agricultural Awareness Effective village governance NABARD Lead crop productivity Creating Fresh water aquifers FROM THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN
  4. 4. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD)  Transparency and trust  Partnering versus giving  Partners bring • Technical knowledge • Inputs (in-kind) • Resources (monetary)  Turn challenges into opportunities: work to • Build trust between community, NGO, donor • Elicit community participation, despite vested interests • Acknowledge/reward community efforts Key Aspects of Partnership Community discussing water project blueprint
  5. 5. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD)  Credibility, transparency and a systematic approach  Each partner contributes its strengths, knowledge and resources  Clarity about • Objectives of community development • Purpose of partnership  Overcoming challenges • Community participation • Effective networking with other stakeholders Learnings
  6. 6. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) Funding Partnership Safe drinking water Waste water disposal Groundwater augmentation Water literacy campaign Project Jal Dhara: Building water sustainability: • Groundwater augmentation • Waste water disposal • Water literacy campaign Project JAL DHARA with Coca Cola
  7. 7. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) Project Krishi Jyoti: Enhancing farm productivity: • Soil health management • Efficient irrigation • Capacity building Funding + Knowledge + Inputs Partnership Project KRISHI JYOTI with Mosaic India
  8. 8. Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) Together, we empower rural India www.irrad.org

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