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Five-day training programme on "NGO Management and Development" started
Posted 15 Feb 2017 11:11 AM

Jammu : The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu organized a five-day training programme on “NGO Management and Development” for the NGO functionaries of Jammu region here today. The training programme is being attended by over 50 functionaries of various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and community/grass root level workers of Jammu region besides women and youth groups. Mr. Showkat Ahmed Zargar, Managing Director, J&K handloom Development Corporation was the chief guest of the function. Those who were present at the occasion included Dr. Kavita Suri, Director and Head, Department of Lifelong Learning, Dr. Poonam Dhawan, former DAA, Dr. Javed Rahi, Secretary, Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, Dr. Bharti Prabhakar, Assistant Professor, DLL and other faculty members.

Welcoming the participants Dr. Kavita Suri, Director DLL, said that DLL has been closely working with community leaders and NGOs for its various outreach and extension activities. She said a need was felt to fill the gaps in running of an NGO smoothly and for this it was desired by the community leaders that a training programme be organized. She said that community work, community leadership and community development is very important and this could contribute a lot in bringing about social transformation. She also hoped that this five days training programme will able to help in building the capacities of the NGO functionaries A training module has also been developed by the DLL to address significant needs among the people living in Jammu and Kashmir, she added.

Mr. Showkat Ahmed Zargar who inaugurated the workshop, said that NGOs play an important role in the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society and their overall development. This, he said, is especially true in the case of India, where a vast majority of its population continues to remain under the poverty line and have little or no access to even basic facilities provided by the government.

Appreciating the DLL for organising such programme, he said it can strengthen NGOs and thus also strengthen the process of planning and implementing development schemes. He said the NGOs are a link between the people’s needs and government’s initiatives and added that rural India can totally be transformed with these field based non-profit organizations if they work with the missionary zeal.

The other key resource persons who spoke included Dr. Javed Rahi who discussed the NGO functioning and management, Mr. Deepak dubey, District Panchayat Officer, Department of rural Development talked about various schemes of rural development and role of NGO’s, Mr. H.N Tikku former chairman, J&K Confederation of social and charitable organization shared his field experiences. Dr. Bharti Prabhakar, coordinator of the training programme presented vote of thanks.

The topic to be covered in five day training programme include: NGO Skills: A Checklist; Starting an NGO: Logistics; NGO Management: Strategic Planning; Project Development: Design and Management; Financial Management: Grant-Writing and Budgeting; Building Networks: Community and Government Relations; and NGO Public Relations: Media and Advocacy.

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