Arid Communities and Technologies

Training and Capacity Building

Aim

A.C.T.’s training Cell will Established and Recognized for Techno-Social-Managerial capacity building of various stakeholders (including individual, CBOs, GOs, students etc.) in the field of Water Resource Management.

Goals

  • Demonstrate self sustainable Model of Para Youth Group – at least one group
  • Establish equipped training cell within organization
    • Leadership
    • Infrastructure
    • Management
    • Consistency
  • Standardization of Training Modules (In house e.g. levels of Para Water Engineers, Internships and Field Base e.g. Sevamandir)
  • Individual level demonstration of road map of complete capacity building of a Para worker through all stages of developments such as
    • Stage I:     Understanding Module – Village Plan
    • Stage II:   Skill base module – Engineering
    • Stage III:  Expertise modules – Management, Research
    • Stage IV:  Leadership modules – Confident to Establishment rural youth unit, Local resource center, lead role in any particular agenda e.g. PAM, PIM, at cluster of village level, aquifer level, command level etc.

 

Target Group for training

  • Village level Youth having primary or secondary education
  • Graduate or post graduate technocrats
  • Panchayat members like Gram Prerak
  • Members associated with Rural Development Program or other GOVT department
  • NGO members

 

Objectives

 

 

 

Training/Module

Objective

Duration

Young Technologist- Water able to plan, design and implement all aspects of geo-hydrology and engineering for small structures and deliver  to Organization right from inception 4 months
Young Technologist- Agriculture
Water resource development and management -decision makers Able to take right decision and give input to team and capacity in water resource development and management 10 Days
Agriculture ecology and Farm bunding Concept and understanding of agriculture practices and strategy for soil water conservation 8 Days
Drinking water development approach DW development concerning rainfall and drought, geology and water demand 4 Days
Drinking water quality and health Water chemistry indices, source of element and impact on health 6 Days
Introduction to Kachchh Understanding on natural resources, traditional occupation, water scenario, evolutionary history and emerging issues 8 Days

 

Vision

    • A.C.T. feel that the local human resource has ability to conserve own resource which need some input.
    • Local human resource is very committed and having in depth understanding
    • Technocrats need basic understanding on approach to serve batter to society
    • A.C.T. derive knowledge from various study and research program, which transfer by developing capacity building program
    • Local resource play major part in long term program like water resource development,  groundwater management
    • A.C.T. has evolved various stage training program and make a media to transfer and conserve knowledge

 

Capacity Building Programme

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  • 1st Step Para Professional (Rural youth- boys & girls)
    • Para Water engineer
    • Para Agriculture engineer
  • 2nd Step Advance Training in water resource development
  • 3rd Step Internship Program on geo-hydrology study and groundwater management
  • Young Technologist (graduate, masters from geology & agriculture sector, civil engineers)
    • for water resource development and management
    • Agriculture practices management
  • Water resource development and management for decision makers working in water sector
  • Small modules as
    • Agriculture ecology and Farm bunding
    • Drinking water development approach in Kachchh in context of drought
    • Drinking water quality and health
    • Introduction to Kachchh

 

Analysis of Programme – Quantitative

Training/Module

Partner

Spread

Para Water Engineer Shrujan, Abhiyan, KMVS, Sahjeevan, VRTI Kachchh
Para Agriculture engineer Abhiyan, KMVS Kachchh
Young Technologist- Water Sahjeevan, Shrujan Kachchh
Water resource development and management -decision makers VRTI, Shrujan, CSPC,  Abhiyan, BIAF Kachchh, Saurashtra, Karnataka
Agriculture ecology and Farm bunding YUVA, KMVS Kachchh
Drinking water development approach Abhiyan Kachchh
Introduction to Kachchh KMVS, Abhiyan Kachchh

 

 

Analysis of Programme – Implication

  • Joined NGO and semi government organization
    • Water and Sanitation Management organization (WASMO)
    • NGOs like Abhiyan, Shrujan, VRTI, Satwik
  • Institution building
    • PARAB- water service center at Naliya
  • Recognition by society
  • Revenue generation
  • Helpful to society and being a leader like sarpanch, gramsevak

 

Organization’s learning

  • Conservation of traditional knowledge
    • Local terminology
    • Documentation
  • Provide More competent and committed resource to organization
  • Very good hold with society
  • Future leader for the society
  • Sensitization towards natural resources
  • Program act as capsule for future
  • Decision making ability
  • Local level institution works for natural resource management-water resources
    • PARAB,  Agro Service Center

 

Scope of Future

  • Institution building
    • Zone wise institution to deal with local issues
    • Role in groundwater management
  • Recognition as natural resource managers by society and government
  • Long term objective program
  • Linkages with government program
  • Affiliation with university
    • As certificate course
  • Regularization and Scaling up