Sustainable livelihood
Purpose of the forum
We want India to share as to how they are tackling the challenges of this issue with programmes (some can be replicable across the world or some can be scaled up depending the size of the community which needs it or some can be modified based on the needs & circumstances).

We will share individual pages for overall India, for each State / Union territory of India and all the districts of India with special focus on Thane district of India.

The sustainable livelihoods idea was first introduced by the Brundtland Commission on Environment and Development as a way of linking socioeconomic and ecological considerations in a cohesive, policy-relevant structure. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) expanded the concept, especially in the context of Agenda 21, and advocated for the achievement of sustainable livelihoods as a broad goal for poverty eradication. It stated that sustainable livelihoods could serve as ‘an integrating factor that allows policies to address ‘development, sustainable resource management, and poverty eradication simultaneously.

The concept of Sustainable Livelihood (SL) is an attempt to go beyond the conventional definitions and approaches to poverty eradication. These had been found to be too narrow because they focused only on certain aspects or manifestations of poverty, such as low income, or did not consider other vital aspects of poverty such as vulnerability and social exclusion. It is now recognized that more attention must be paid to the various factors and
processes which either constrain or enhance poor people’s ability to make a living in an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable manner. The SL concept offers a more coherent and integrated approach to poverty.
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A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stress and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base. (Chambers & Conway, 1991)

The Livelihood Assessment Tool-kit
Analysing and responding to the impact of disasters on the livelihoods of people

Sharing knowledge free
Our research team is working to share the basics of the issue & subissues free.

Sharing programmes
Any NGO / NPO (not for profits) or any corporate, funding agency .. (for profit organisation) can share their 100 word programme free.
Developed Nation Network Trust, has taken care of the time, space & promotion charges to even share the name of the NGO sharing the programmes free because its a network with focus on sharing & promoting trusts across the country. (It has applied for FCRA and is looking at other requirements to donate to NGOs / NPOs in other countries).

The entire issue forum will be supported by corporate sector or organisations which will use the issue forum to brand themselves (its almost like a patent of global visibility for the organisation and they may not like the promote other brands - which means other entities - by sharing their name. So besides NGOs, we will not share the name of the corporates, funding agencies ... but will share their programme types because the idea is share the programme and not the brand or organisation which has this programme. (If a corporate or any institution wants to create or enhance the brand, they can do it in their country forum or may make it a global brand.

Funding proposals by governments (No fees)
Central government of India or governments of state / union territories or Thane local government can share 100 words funding proposal free. At the end of the proposal give contact address, phone number or email, so that donors can contact you directly.

Funding proposals by NGOs, corporates, funding agencies (Nominal fees)
It is myopic to think that only NGOs need funding.
Corporates, Funding agencies ... may have a clear policy to support one organisation for 3 years or can donate only some part of the project and need partners for additional part of the project or may decide to change the focus issue but their funds were used properly by the NGO and they can raise funds for the NGO. So funding can be raised by not for profit or for profit organisation.
CSRidentity.com needs 100 words of funding proposal. At the end of the proposal give contact address, phone number or email, so that donors can contact you directly.
To share your funding proposal, click here to read the details.

How to see the content of the issue
At the top is a dropdown which will share information on the issue or subissues and programmes within the State / UT of India and the programmes within the district and one can use it to see what he wants anytime.