Capacity Building Services:
A time tested multi-pronged approach is being adopted by TSIPARD for several
years, to reach the huge target of 2.61 Lakh elected representatives. Training
is imparted through both Direct Mode and through Cascading modes.
Distance Mode of Training through centrally located studio (located at
Hyderabad) using Ku band Satellite transmission facility is being adopted to
reach Village Level Functionaries of various departments. This approach helps us
cover huge groups of targeted participants and also reduces costs.
Direct Training Programs are arranged for all key functionaries at TSIPARD,
2 Extension Training Centres and at district levels. Direct training is imparted
for a period of 3 to 6 days at TSIPARD and ETCs.
Cascading Mode of Training is adopted for bigger groups like Ward Members
and other grass root level functionaries. A system of identifying suitable
trainers, who can handle training sessions are selected from NGOs, Retired
Officials, former members of Mandal Parishad Presidents and other Panchayat Raj
staff. These Trainers are subjected to rigorous training at TSIPARD in using
Participatory methodologies for training the elected representatives. Cascading
Mode of training is imparted for a period of 2 to 3 days at mandal head
quarters, where batches of 35-40 functionaries are organised.
All our training programs are driven by the requirements of the people (rural
poor) who have to be ultimately benefited.
Research and Consulting Services
These initiatives respond to the needs,
priorities, opportunities and constraints identified by poor rural people. Our
research and consulting projects begin with an focus to understand requirements
of the rural people and strive to achieve sustainable solutions to transform
their lives. Our approach is to work at the grass root level keeping the rural
poor people at the centre of all development plans and activities.
The approach adopted in our educational services is to focus on imparting skills
that actively engage students in all aspects of the selected rural development
domain developing competence to design and implement sustainable projects with
effective tools and methods. The training is complimented with live project
work that help students get on-the-ground experience understanding of the real
issues of rural development.