project_Vikas-Samvad-Samity(VSS)-MadhyaPradesh

Location: MP
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Sachin K. Jain
CRY support since: 2007 – 2008

CHANGE ENABLED

Highlight strategically the issues of malnutrition; food scarcity & security, displacement, migration, agriculture, livelihood etc. through print and electronic media Successful in facilitation of fact finding and exploratory visits for advocacy actions to support networks and grass-root organization Created material for awareness and outreach for public, community members and officials

WHAT CHANGED

VSS has established itself as an organization that can work with a multipronged approach on issues. On the issue of Malnutrition, it has not only dealt with media and other stakeholders on advocating for the issue but has taken lead in piloting the first Community Based Management of Malnutrition model in MP through an organization in Balaghat. VSS has a young, enthusiastic and committed team with a deep g understanding about development issues. It’s a rights based organization with strong networking, advocacy and lobbying capacities. The Project Holder and his team holds strong media interface skills. The organisation has initiated Community Nutrition assessment, which not only helps to understand the nutrition issues in community but also measures the effectiveness of any community based management program on nutrition.