Prime Minister Lyonchhen leaving to NY . Peach Melba for Dessert. Ministry Agr . and UNDP. Community Based Poverty Reduction Initiative: 2008-2012. Royal Government of Bhutan. Bring poor households above subsistence level by ensuring appreciable level of income.
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Prime Minister Lyonchhen
leaving to NY
Peach Melba for Dessert
Ministry Agr. and UNDP
Community Based Poverty Reduction Initiative:2008-2012
Royal Government of Bhutan
Bring poor households above subsistence level by ensuring appreciable level of income.
Ensure social mobilization and collective decision making in the execution of economic activities.
Strengthen capacity of poor households through skill up-gradation training to ensure sustainability of employment activities beyond project period.
Scope : 5 eastern districts (these are the 5 poorest)
Duration: Oct 1, 2008 - Sept 30, 2012
Budget: US$ 500,000
Stakeholders:Ministry of Agriculture
Government registered CSOs
Representatives from the communities
Identification of the CSOs
Signature of individual contract between the districts, UNDP and the selected CSOs
Facilitation of social mobilization by CSOs
Particular focus on women and other disadvantaged groups identified
Empowerment and capacity building of the beneficiaries
Consolidation of the local farmers organizations
Roles & Responsibilities (Govt & UNDP)
Government• Identify CSOs with appropriate capability. • A government officer will oversee activities of the CSOs.• Facilitate interaction and consultation with departments, districts & CSOs.• Through its designated agency either at National or District level monitor progress
through reviews, visits and participation in mtgs.UNDP• Provide financial resources • Technical assist. to CSOs in implementation of work plans (prepared by CSOs in
collaboration with Govt).
• With Govt and CSOs, support identification of options for HD initiatives at district
level and identification of research/training needs for beneficiaries.• Participate in review meetings and monitoring visits
Challenge reaching the genuine poor
Social mobilisation and development is not a spontaneous process.
Can play a critical role, as facilitator, in:
Organising them into clusters for development intervention
training and capacity building
Liaising with community to ensure sustainability
Draw up annual work plan
Liaise with community
Provision of orientation & capacity building training
Identify location-specific feasible activities
Help beneficiaries prepare their economic proposal
Appraisal of proposal, funding and monitoring
Develop standard of product (product dev, design, packaging etc.)
Ensure collaboration with market and networking
Find out sustainable ways and means
Deliverables of CSOs
Survey and identification of feasible economic activities
Social mobilisation and formation of farmers’ group
1/3rd must be of exclusively women farmers’ group
Awareness built on possible income generating ventures
Farmers provided with assistance for investment activities
Training needs assessment through participatory mechanism
Collaboration with research and institutes for training
Quality of products for better marketing improved
Marketing network established, marketing linkage facilitated
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