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Welcome to wassan

Welcome to WASSAN

Delegates from Ethiopia

14 to 16 Mar 2013


Organization of thoughts

Organization of Thoughts

About WASSAN Group of Institutions Evolution of Policies in Watershed Management in India

Role of WASSAN in Watershed Management


About wassan group of institutions

About WASSAN Group of Institutions

Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN)

WASSAN Foundation

Networks and Resource Centers


Vision

Entrench participatory processes through network approach that strengthen Natural Resources Management practices to secure livelihoods of deprived communities in drought prone areas.

Participatory practices include

* Network * Capacity Building * Advocacy & Institutional development


The path we travelled

1995

Started as a network of NGOs in AP wanting to make a contribution to the watershed development in the state

The path we travelled …..

2013..

Registered as a Public Trust

2003

1999

Network based Support Organisation to GoI, Several State Governments; NABARD; Networks and NGO Networks; Institutions of Communities; Activists

Network based Support Organisation to Networks of NGOs + CBOs + PRIs + GoAP

Network based Support Organisation to NGOs in AP

Network & an advocacy forum


Mainstreaming
Mainstreaming...

Creating necessary policies and programs

Policies

Converting the experiences into operational steps and institutional mechanisms

Procedures

Generating and documenting field experiences and innovations

Processes



WASSAN Institutional Domain

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CORE

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Supported by
Supported by..

  • State and Central Governments; NABARD; International Donors; Bilateral Projects; Academic Institutions; Indian Donors

  • NGO and Networks of NGOs

  • CBOS and Networks of CBOs




Convergences of Programs and Funds

NRM Focused Programs

Employment / Security

RVP – 1960’s

FFW-

NRLEP

DPAP – 1971

DDP - 1975

EAS

NWDPRA- 1985-6

MoRD Guidelines’ 95

IWDP- 1989

MoRD Revised Guidelines’ 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2012


CHANGING FOCUS in the Policies…

RVP : Control siltation

FFW : Relief in crisis

DPAP : Devt. of non-arable and drainage lines

EAS : Employment guarantee

DDP : Arresting expansion of desertification

  • MoRD Guidelines :

  • Participatory NRM

  • Organizing community

  • Focus on equity & livelihoods of the poor

IWDP : Arresting expansion of desertification

NWDPRA : enhancing crop productivity

Hariyali – PRI

Common Guidelines : NRM, Livelihoods, Productivity



Institutional Arrangements

State Level Nodal Agency

District Watershed Development Unit

Project Implementing Agency

Watershed Development Team

Watershed Committee

User Groups

SHGs

Secretary

Time Frame –

1.5 Years – Preparatory Phase

3 Years – Works Phase

0.5 Years – Consolidation Phasee

Budget: 12000 Rs/ Hect for 5000 Hect - 6 Crores for 7 Years


Institutions to help individuals and collectives of individuals to realise their goals and aspirations


Role of wassan in watershed management

Role of WASSAN in Watershed Management individuals to realise their goals and aspirations


Role of wassan in watershed management1

Resource Support Organization – Providing Professional and advisory services to large scale watershed management projects (capacity building; project evaluation and monitoring support; research)

Project Implementing Agency – Implementing watershed management projects in selected blocks

Networking and Lobbying Group: Policy Advocacy along with like minded organizations for improving the policy and practice of watershed management

Improving the Content of Program: Diversity and Comprehensive approaches – rainfed agriculture and allied sectors; rights perspectives, etc.

Role of WASSAN in Watershed Management



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