Major Ongoing Programmes
Tribal Empowerment Project
This project for tribal community empowerment is being
implemented by CARE in four areas of northern Andhra
Pradesh, in collaboration with ITDA. This project which
seeks to improve the quality of life of the poorest and
most disadvantaged tribals is being provided technical
support by AFPRO in Paderu region.
The project aims to achieve its objective of tribal
community empowerment by strengthening and capacitating
community institutions, promotion of participatory
planning, facilitate the establishment of community
initiated micro-projects, link the project with other
ongoing regional projects for poverty alleviation, and
help improve the quality of services delivered by ITDA
and partner NGOs.
Measures for development of natural resources,
especially water, are being made implemented in the
project. These are to be based on a land plan which
guides in the selection of an appropriate site for the
water body, treatment of catchment areas, and
utilization of various categories of land. A mechanism
for maintenance of structures by the community has also
to be established.
During this project AFPRO will identify 200 potential
sites for project implementation in consultation with
local partners and ITDA. Subsequently it will facilitate
the development of project proposals for each of the
sites, supervise the implementation through local
partners, monitor the activities, and facilitate
trainings for site supervisors on the qualitative
aspects of implementation.
AFPRO has set up a satellite office in Paderu and
recruited specialist project staff to complete the task.
They are supported by specialists from AFPRO’s office in
(Field Unit: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)