Name of the Initiative – Community Development in Sadiya (Local Rights Programme)
Supporting Partner – Action Aid Association (AAA)
Programme Duration – 2007 to 2017
Focus Areas of Intervention
Empowering the communities to access their rights over land, water, forests and other commons; advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes; restoring rights of women and girls, and ensuring their safety; ensuring the rights of children, their education and protection; and advocating for providing them with equal socio-economic opportunities; Responding at emergency situation in the region.
Basic Information About The Initiative
The LRP, NEADS, has been partnering with ActionAid on a number of issues on various regional and national platforms formally since 2004. The first time NEADS was formally associated with ActionAid was during the severe flood of 2004. ActionAid was one of the first agencies to respond to the emergency in partnership with grassroots organizations and a group of dedicated volunteers. NEADS was a crucial partner in the network and led the response in Golaghat and Jorhat districts. Since then NEADS has been regularly partnering ActionAid in a number of initiatives in the state. A more definitive partnership began when ActionAid decided to start a NF project with NEADS in December 2005 to build perspective and capacities of peoples organizations engaged in movements seeking rights and justice being denied to some of the most vulnerable communities in Assam like the displaced populations, the flood affected the landless farmers, etc. In the past 10 years, NEADS has been a constant partner with ActionAid India, working on larger issues of development, displacement, globalization and its impact on the people of the region, disaster response, etc. The presence and capacity of NEADS to lead larger issues in the Upper Assam districts, and the working partnership build up over the years helped ActionAid to position peoplesﾒ choice and through NEADS.