Capacity Building for Community based organizations(CBOs) and Peoples Organizations (Pos)
RWUS provide training, workshop, consultations, awareness programs for women’s organisation, Church groups, People’s Organisation, Community Based Organisation and Self Help Groups on advocacy and networking, peace building, globalization and rural development, climate change and on issues related to women and human rights.
The project is implemented in 2 districts of Manipur namely Bishnupur and Churachandpur. Major components are capacity building, advocacy and networking, gender and livelihood security. It works towards creating a Peoples Organizations for self sustenance, economic development and effective right based advocacy and lobbying. It also provides training to address the impact of global warming and climate change, awareness workshop on Right to food, Human Rights, Right to Information Act, Exposure/ exchange visit for SHG leaders and PO members, conflict and gender discrimination and training program for SHGs. During this period, PIO and Village level POs also jointly advocates and raised community issues to the concern govt line department. Meanwhile, “Peoples Initiative for Development (PID)” a forum for the voiceless poor and marginalized met with candidates of State Assembly election and submitted memorandum that includes efficient implementation of govt. food provisions and other agriculture related programs in the district. The project monitor and worked with 14 SHG’s and 9 community food grain banks, set up and managed by SHG’s and Peoples organization(PO).
The project conducted 19 training’s and awareness workshop participated by 597 participants and 14 Consultation meetings attended by 415 Po’s and CBO’s during the 12 months period.
RWUS recognizes the need for organizing workshop, capacity building and training to empowering the communities to advocate their rights and entitlements on Govt. food provision and land rights for self sustenance, sustainable economic development and to manage their resources.
RWUS also identify need for formation of forum such as Self Help Group (SHG), farmer club, local level advocacy and lobby works, information campaign and staff capacity building and People Initiative for Development (PID) for voiceless poor and marginalized communities. Alliance building and networking of women organisations, civil societies, Community Based Org., religious institution within state, region, national and international support.