Regional Workshop On National Rural Employment Guarantee Act UP.

Date: - 18 to 22 June 08.
Venue: - Gaziyabad, Haathras, Muradabad & Varanasi.
Organizer: - UPVAN, Lucknow

The focus of this programme was to prepare the village people for claiming their rights of employments. Since it was the beginning of third and final phase of implementing NREGA in the state, UPVAN organized four workshops during June 2008 in districts Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Mahamayanagar (Hathras), Varanasi. It was to get, the district coordinators, prepared for facilitating people to enjoy 100 days of employments during off season from cultivation. About 175 representatives from 80 member/non-member organizations along with Media, Schools, Colleges & Government Officials, shared their views, experiences & skills for affective advocacy to the district level authorities.

They were exposed to the provisions in "RTI" Act towards vigilant views in implementing process, leading to social audit and results of the same as feedback, which were communicated to the Rural Development Department in State Govt. Women representatives in local panchayat governance demanding their participation in right to employment, decision making power in favour of women folk, empowering women representatives for effective and qualitative out comes, & minimizing the gender discrimination during employment. It is critical to India’s development strategy that economic growth picks up in Uttar Pradesh at the earliest. Further, if Uttar Pradesh does not come up on Human Development Indices, which are also part of Millennium Development Goals, the country as a whole is to suffer backwardness and lags behind the fulfillment of the international commitment on MDGs.

Activity Related to MDG in U.P

UPVAN, being a Partner of UNMC has facilitated the process of Building a Strategy to achieve MDGs in UP.For the Purpose, 4 regional Workshop have been organized within a week, ending on June 23rd.These events occured in Western & Eastern regions of the State.The Objective was to Build up a linkage with the media,Educational Institutional, Cooperate Houses & other CSOs to form a forum to help in Mainstreaming the Multistakeholders, right from Policy / Decision Makers to the Communittee level.These Workshops was Participated by more than 125 representative from different actors of Civil Socity.

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