Training & Capacity Building

 

RDI has used lively, participatory methods to train various levels – grass root workers, supervisor level, managerial and professionals. As technical agency various primary as well as secondary stakeholders’ capacities are enhanced. The training package offered ranges from one day orientation to 5 days’ training. RDI’s core areas of expertise include:

  • Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction
  • First-Aid and support

Agriculture and livelihood opportunities

Studies

 

Comprehensive insight into the impact of economic status and drudgery on overall health status of agrarian women in Doiwala Dehradun Uttarakhand

Title Comprehensive insight into the impact of economic status and drudgery on overall health status of agrarian women in Doiwala Dehradun Uttarakhand
Area Village Development
Author Dr. Latika Nath, Ms. Neelam Pandey, Dr. Rajeev Bijalwan
Project Livelihood
Date 2012

To assess the livelihood options among the people with disability (PWDs) in the selected areas of Uttarakhand

 Title  To assess the livelihood options among the people with disability (PWDs) in the selected areas of Uttarakhand
Area  Livelihood
Author  Ms. B. Maithili, Dr. Rajeev Bijalwan, Ms. Neelam Pandey
Date  2015
 Description  To prove that the costs of economic exclusion outweigh the costs of full economic citizenship of people with disabilities

 

Publications

 

VIDEOS

Meru Apnu Rojgar (My Self Employment)

For some years, hilly areas of Uttarakhand are facing a problem of migration.

The movie “Meru Apnu Rojgar” shows different options of self employment which suit the climate & environment of Uttarakhand.

Pavitra Rishikesh (Clean Rishikesh)

Rishikesh, famous for its spiritual culture & yoga, is situated at the bottom of the Himalayas. Polythyne has become a big concern for environment because of its non-biodegradable nature. “Pavitra Rishikesh” highlights the above mentioned issues and gives a message for clean and pollution free environment.

Media

Behavior change communication (BCC) has always been an essential component of all the Programs of RDI. Since most of activities of RDI has been carried out in the rural areas therefore to involve people at village level & also to deliver health, education & developmental messages effectively various BCC techniques, material & activities were tested & tried out at field level successfully and activities were organized accordingly.

Some of materials used are Audio and Video methods, training kits, modules, posters, flip chart, illustrative & game accessories, and participative flash cards etc.

RDI’s CVU is aiming to bring about the qualitative change in the life of people through informing, inspiring & encouraging people’s involvement & action for the realization of the developmental priorities and needs of their areas. CVU is a local production unit which produces and screens their monthly Video Magazines, focused on critical community issues, as an effective approach allowing communities to increase community’s awareness.

Since its inception, CVU has made a significant progress in terms of identifying community issues & problems and exploring new insights on such issues. Following this process it produced more than 125 films including 90 documentary films, promotional & educational films on health, livelihood & education & also social advertisement on eye donation, blood donation, family planning, epilepsy & cancer related awareness. These films conveyed the message such as to motivate people to bring about positive changes in their life. Women, youth & adolescents have always been in the nucleus of films produced by CVU. So far various films have been screened off in several villages of mountains with an annual coverage of approx. 50,000 people.

Village Development

Decentralized Planning

RDI is providing administrative support to District Tehri, of Uttarakhand so as to enable decentralized planning for 5 years as well as annually through local governance.

Village Resource CentersVILLAGE RESOURCE CENTER

Using special technology RDI enabled tele-based services in 16 resource centers enabling Health and Education. Mobile vans also covered field locations extensively.

Livelihood

RDI works towards strengthening of income through on farm as well as off farm activities. It has successfully enabled farmers and Self Help groups to use various options for livelihood like organic farming, mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, Basmati cultivation and rose cultivation of which they are totally independent now.

Tailoring Unit enables women and young girls towards self-sustenance through embroidery and handicrafts.

Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction

Uttarakhand is highly prone to the risk of disasters and natural calamities. RDI works towards Relief and Rehabilitation as one of its core areas.

First-Aid

First-Aid and support has been a regular feature of community orientation by RDI. The objective is to prepare the community towards any form of hazards, accidents or emergencies.