He is a graduate in civil engineer from the erstwhile REC, Rourkela and an M Tech in Water Resources Development and Management from IIT, Kharagpur. He is working in the rural development sector for last eighteen years being employed in PRADAN. In these years he has promoted many community-managed farm and off-farm based livelihood generation activities. He has a vast experience in promoting natural resource managed based activities, like, small lift and flow irrigation schemes, watershed development schemes, irrigated and rainfed improved agriculture programme and so on. In addition, he has done policy research in the field of water management in association with the International Water Management Institute. Presently he is looking after his organization's livelihood initiatives in both Orissa and Chhatishgarh through seven field-based teams of professionals.
S.K.Ray, Consultant, Water Management
He is a civil engineer, who has been working in the rural development sector for last eighteen years being employed in various organizations like PRADAN, NAWDA, PRAVA, and SEVA Foundations. At present he is working as a freelance consultant. He has a vast experience in promoting natural resource managed based activities, like, small lift and flow irrigation schemes, watershed development schemes, irrigated and rainfed improved agriculture programme and so on. He is a consultant to various organizations like Harsha Trust, PRADAN, OTELP, BASIX, TATA Consultancy Services
Human Development Foundation is an academic institution with a social cause. HDF believe that today's development challenge lies in the judicious implementation of the various policies and programme. It also believes that this challenge is not the responsibility of the Government alone. This is where cDAR (centre for development action and research) the development and action wing of HDF is working towards improving the Human Development Continuum (Survival-Development-Participation) based on the priorities of the 11th Five-Year Plan, Millennium Development Goals and Declaration of the Human Development Summit. HDF has drawn professionals and academicians from reputed institutions of the country, who strive to achieve its vision and goal.
Background of the Proposed Training Programme
Livelihoods are the means people use to support themselves, to survive, and to prosper. Livelihoods are an outcome of how and why people organize to transform the environment to meet their needs through technology, labor, power, knowledge, and social relations. Livelihoods are also shaped by the broader economic and political systems within which they operate.
Water is the essential element in rural livelihoods because of the food security and income options it generates in rain fed and irrigated crop production, industry, domestic processing, aquaculture, livestock, recreation, navigation and transport etc. Lack of water is a major constraint for economic development; water scarcity threatens to change people's options in production, employment, and exchange. In the recent times degradation and depletion of natural resources, erratic monsoon, long spells of drought etc have adversely affected the livelihood options of the people.
Orissa is basically an agricultural state and greater share of population lives in rural areas. Paradoxically, some regions of the state face a precarious inadequacy of water resources whereas others receive supplies in excess of the genuine requirement of the population that they support. Drought and flood are the two opposite phenomena affecting different parts of the state simultaneously. With such inequalities in distribution of water resources, the need for appropriate water management with the regional goal of poverty alleviation in the rural areas draws paramount significance.The proposed training programme would try to analyze the problems of livelihood enhancements and Water management at a deeper level and would demonstrate practical management approaches to deal with such problems
The course would demonstrate the effectiveness of management approaches in dealing with the issue of livelihood promotion through water management. The participants are expected to be familiar with the following by the end of the programme:
Complexities of water management including their nature and scope, using techno-managerial approach;
Complex issues of livelihood security and natural resource depletion in the era of liberalization, privatization and globalization;
Technologies and their effectiveness for water management to ensure livelihood promotion
The programme will be conducted through interactive analysis, case studies, small group discussions, role play, presentations and simulation games.
The programme is intended for development professionals from NGOs, who are concerned with livelihoods enhancement and poverty alleviation.
CYSD Training Hall, Bhubaneshwar.
For further details, please contact:
Programme Associate, Livelihood Resource Unit,
Human Development Foundation (HDF),
M-4, Samant Vihar, Chandrashekharpur,
Ph- 0674- 2301019
Last Date for Registration:
December 25th, 2008
10.30 - 11
11 - 11.30
Knowing each other
11.30 - 12
Expectations from this training and sharing pre conceived notion on Water management and livelihoods
12 - 12.15
SGA-> what do you understand by water management & why is it required in your context
1.45 - 2.30
2.15 - 3.30
Presentation and Consolidation
3:30 – 4:30
Hydrology cycle & soil-plant-water relationship
4:30 – 4:40
4:40 – 5:30
5:30 – 6:00
Case studies (reading materials) will be circulated and subgroup would work on this in the evening
8:30 – 9:30
Presentation by sub groups on case studies
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