Water Management Classroom training for Panisevikas and DSLFs

Water Management Classroom training for Panisevikas and DSLFs

As part of the Water Management Project, IIRD facilitated a two day training on February 6th and 7th, 2014 for the DSLFs and Panisevaks/sevikas from IIRD and partner organizations of the other districts. This training is part of the many trainings to come in the future intended to build a team in the organization that has the knowledge and expertise to implement water management projects in the Villages.
The training started with a welcome speech by the program Manager, Bhaskar Padul and a welcome song by our field workers. The participants took the organic pledge after which the President, Evelyn Daniel, spoke about the importance of water conservation. SAO(Subdivisional Agriculture Office) was invited for the inauguration of the program but he could not make it because of other official commitments. Technical sessions followed participant introductions. Following topics were covered in the technical sessions : Participatory Rural Appraisal(PRA), Watershed Concept, Role and Responsibility of Pani Sevika and Pani samiti in water management, Reporting requirements of the Project, Methods of surveying watershed, Role of SHG’s,UGs in watershed Project, Orientation on Format for DPR, Watershed structures and Action plan at the village and District levels. The technical sessions on the Water management were facilitated by Arvind Yellam, Reporting requirements by Veena Pai, Participatory Rural Appraisal by Navnath Dhakane and SHGs by Bhaskar Padul. On day 1, the participants were divided into groups districtwise to come up with an action plan for the project for the next two months. The class room sessions ended in the morning on day 2 and the groups worked on the action plan during the afternoon session. The action plan was presented by the respective teams and suggestions provided by the core team. A test on the topics covered on day 1 was held for all the participants and the participation was evaluated.

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