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About SPO India

The main objective of the organization is to facilitate better quality of life in all its realms through community mobilization, participatory governance based on sustainable natural resource management. Thus community participation, education, protection and promotion of environment and social capital are central to the activities of the organization.

Emphasis on children and environment are major areas of attention of SPOI’s action research interventions that provide space for the participation and engagement of the stakeholders in analysis and change of the conditions forming the milieu of the people with whom SPOI works.

Thus the target group are the partners in the interventions and the important stakeholders. SPOI emphasizes on making policies more people oriented.

SPOI is an action research group, formed by a group of young professionals, engaged in participatory community development for the past few years to facilitate promotion of basics of a human value, community control over natural resources and participatory community development. The group applied for registeration as a Society in 2009 has been active in the areas of preventing displacement of the tribal communities, environment education and legal aid as part of larger networks. participatory community development based on natural resource management (NRM). Besides, it continued active involvement in networks, campaigns and movements to facilitate people’s development in varied spheres.

SPOI’s understanding of community development is based on the belief that communities and marginalised sections of community would be able to collectively ensure better living conditions if they are organised and educated of the opportunities available to them. SPOI’s basic thrust therefore is on facilitating the communities to be part of the efforts in analysing their situations or informing them of the same so as to enable their involvement in evolving strategies to address the issues. Thus, SPOI’s activities are focussed on action research, information dissemination, mobilisation, advocacy and assistance. Strategic approach to developmental efforts consists of capacity building of self-help groups .