|Capacity Building Initiatives
Capacity Building at CYSD is the two-way process between people and development practitioners for increased participation in decision-making.
Capacity building programmes are run for the community leaders to address issues like the ineffective functioning of the PRIs; absenteeism among teachers and non-functioning of primary schools; the improper implementation of mainstream development programmes; and insignificant participation of community members in the Palli Sabha and Gram Sabha. Village leaders meet regularly to review their progress and identify the future course of action.
Through its Capacity Building programme, CYSD increases the participation levels at the lowest forums of self-governance that is Palli and Gram Sabha. CYSD capacitates PRI leaders for effective delivery of their roles and responsibilities, by enabling people’s committees for community led monitoring on service delivery of institutional mechanisms.
CYSD’s extensive interventions involves the singular objective of boosting up the process of local governance and system in the State, in partnership with varieties of participants at the grass root level as well as other intermediary organizations actively involved in the process. It addresses the indigenous management practice of capacity enhancement of intermediary organizations, PRI representatives at each tier and of government officials. For this purpose three District Resource Centres(DRCs) have been set up in the nodal townships of Koraput, Sundergarh and Keonjhar to act as nodal points of unanimity and cohesion among different actors.
In order to ensure active citizen’s involvement, special thrust is exerted on skills like leadership, communication, book-keeping, planning and resource mobilization, writing of resolutions, conducting meetings, overcoming proxy role, conflict resolution skills, liaison with officials and other stakeholders, to increase the visibility of women,
tribal and dalit community members through four different Centre at the Panchayat, District and State level.