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There is a need to address the livelihood challenge of millions of people, which is compounded by inadequate knowledge pertaining to livelihood. We also need to share experiences of various actors in the development process, which would facilitate capacity building of all stakeholders. There is also inadequate supply of trained manpower to build the capabilities of communities for sustainable livelihood systems.

This situation has prompted IIFM to establish a Centre for Livelihood Management, which can act as a bridge and provide a forum to all for sharing and learning. Vision of the Centre To be a leading and well-known centre, offering quality training, exposure programmes, conducting research, documentation and experience sharing on livelihoods, natural resource management and community organisation for wide range of communities. Mission of the Centre The mission statement of the centre is “Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement of Communities including Poor, Marginalised and Women”.

Objectives
  • Act as a resource centre for stakeholders in the area of training, research, documentation, consultancy, network and advocacy activities.
  • Provide forum for influencing the programmes and policies.
  • Dissemination of technologies and approaches.

The Centre caters to the needs of different stakeholders involved in livelihood enhancement of rural poor including government development agencies, NGOs, Civil Society Organisations, and representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Communities.

Activities

Conducted a training on “Sustainable Livelihoods: Challenges for FDA”, at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh during August 24-26, 2011. It was attended by 23 participants consisting of Rangers, Deputy Rangers, Forest Guard from Sehore division and JFM Committee Presidents and Members. This was sponsored by NAEB, IIFM, Bhopal.