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					              Poverty
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Community Update
                                                                  No. 57: 21 April 2011
In this Issue

 From the Resource Team| Network Activity | Community News |Member Postings

                                From the Resource Team

Dear Members,

We are happy to present you with the 57th Community Update!

This month we initiated two queries. The first one Conservation of Jakharana Goat Breed
for Livelihood Promotion was a cross post with the Food and Nutrition Security Community.
The query sought inputs for promotion of native breeds as a livelihood promotion strategy for the
rural poor. It also invited sharing of experiences regarding promotion and marketing of goat’s
milk. The query is now closed and Consolidated Reply (CR) is under preparation. Interested
members may send us their responses on the query which we will include in the CR as offline
responses.

The second query Improving the Situation of Children and Adolescents through
Graduation into the Informal Sector is a cross post with the Urban Poverty Reduction (UPR)
Community of Solution Exchange, Bangladesh. We look forward to your active participation in
this cross country experience sharing of ideas and accomplishments!

The CRs for the closed queries Financing Value Chains of Livelihood Sub Sectors,
Ensuring Safety during fireworks Production, Transportation and Storage and
Occupational Health Hazards of Stone Mining in Rajasthan are under preparation.
Interested members may send us their responses at se-emp@solutionexchange-un.net.in.

Thank you and enjoy the long weekend break!

Warisha Yunus
Research Associate

Members Postings                                                  Community News

Workshops and Conferences                                         Open Queries
Upcoming
                                                                  Improving the Situation of
From Monika Khanna, United Nations, New Delhi                     Children and Adolescents
Bank Linkage for Self Help Promotional Agencies; 28                 through Graduation into
April – 30 April 2011, Pune                                         the    Formal      Sector     –
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune and              Experiences; Examples. We
APMAS, Hyderabad, with the support of ENABLE network                request members to send us
member organizations, proposed to conduct a series of training      their contributions. Click here
programs for bank branch managers and SHPA staff on "SHG -          to respond.
Bank Linkage". As a part of this program, NIBM and APMAS are
organizing the 1st training programs for senior staff members of    Recently Closed
Self Help Promoting Agencies (SHPAs) during 28th and 30th
April 2011, at NIBM, Pune. For participation, please contact Dr.    Ensuring Safety during
G. B. Rao at bhaskara2@yaoo.co.in; Tel: 91-9440800642 or Dr.        Fireworks        Production,
R. Dasgupta dasgupta@nibmindia.org; Tel: 91-20-26716000;            Transportation           and
26833080. To check the brochure, please click here.                 Storage       -     Examples;
                                                                    Experiences.    We    request
Recently held                                                       members to send us their
                                                                    contributions. Click here to
From Rajen Varada, LabourNet, Bangalore                             respond.
National Consultation for Sector Skill Council for
Domestic Workers; 22 March 2011; India International                Financing Value Chains of
Centre (IIC); New Delhi                                             Livelihood Sub Sectors -
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) held a            Experiences; Referrals. We
national consultation for Sector skill council for domestic         request members to send us
workers on the 22 March 2011 at IIC, New Delhi. The                 their contributions. Click here
consultation debated upon training and skill up-gradation needs     to respond.
of domestic workers. The consultation was organised by Saath
charitable trust and attended by many NGOs working with             Occupational           Health
domestic workers and informal sector. The consultation touched      Hazards of Stone Mining in
upon the training and certification needs of domestic workers. A    Rajasthan – Experiences;
series of regional consultations are planned too for a wider        Advice. We request members
discussion and inputs for the formulation of a National Skill       to send us their contributions.
Council for Domestic Workers.                                       Click here to respond.

Training Opportunities                                              News from our Partners

Upcoming                                                            International      Labour
                                                                    Organization (ILO)
From Bruslin Mento, Centre for People’s Forestry (CPF),
Secunderabad                                                        Economic              recovery
Management Training Programme on Facilitation Skills                measures must address
for Grassroots Functionaries; 25-28 April 2011;                     women's concerns too
Secunderabad                                                        Recovery packages during the
A four day management training programme on Facilitation Skill      economic crisis need to take
for Grassroots Functionaries is being organized by CPF. The         into account the impact on
training fee is Rs. 5400 which includes boarding and lodging        women and men and integrate
costs. The Resource Person is Mr. K. Suresh. The course will        gender    concerns      in   all
focus on Identifying issues and context, dos and don'ts in          measures,        said      Tine
facilitation, facilitation around livelihoods, gender, equity and   Staermose, Director and ILO
equality, effective discharge of duties and follow-up. The          representative in India. To
application form is attached here. For more details, write to       read more, click here.
Bruslin Mento at trainings@cpf.in.
                                                                    Green Jobs Community of
From Shashi Singh, Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of             Practice (CoP)
India (CWEI), New Delhi                                             The ILO Regional Office for
Training on Entrepreneurship and Skill Development                   Asia and the Pacific has now
Programme; 25-28 April 2011; Secunderabad                            started     a     new      online
The CWEI is preparing a chart for trainings on Entrepreneurship      communication       portal    for
and Skill Development with batches of 25 women who are at            Green Jobs professionals and
least VIIth pass. Trainings will be on various skills as per the     practitioners in Asia and the
need. Interested groups may contact CWEI with detailed               Pacific. This is the link to the
address, contact numbers and background for initial                  online portal http://greenjobs-
assessment.                                                          ap.ilobkk.or.th.

Also, CWEI has launched a cluster initiative with SHG members        This community of practice
in Andhra Pradesh. This is an Enterprise Promotion Programme         (CoP), Green Jobs-AP, is
and provides mentoring, handholding support, and help in             intended to be an interactive
designing microfinance products and establishing market              network of committed Green
linkages. They are short listing existing groups in each district.   Jobs professionals, actively
Interested groups may send SHG profiles for evaluation and           sharing technical and practical
assessment.                                                          knowledge on Green Jobs,
                                                                     encouraging    debates    and
From Sanjeev Kumar, The Goat Trust, Lucknow                          discussions     for     better
Six Months Certificate Course on Community Livestock                 understanding and therefore,
Management; Lucknow                                                  furthering a common agenda
The Goat Trust at its Research and Resource center campus at         for decent work in Asia and
Village Rasulpur in Lucknow is launching a six months certificate    the Pacific.
course in Community Livestock Management. Course aims to
train 10+2 passed rural youths and prepare them to provide           The Green Jobs-AP is one of
effective knowledge and services to rural and peri urban             five ILO Regional CoPs. There
livestock farmers on effective feeding, breeding, health and         are CoPs on the following
marketing management of small livestock in present changing          themes; Youth Employment
context to effectively manage resources and stabilize and            (AP-YouthNet)          http://ap-
sustain profits.                                                     youthnet.ilobkk.or.th/          ,
                                                                     Migration           (AP-MagNet)
Certified professional are expected to get associated with MFIs,     http://apmagnet.ilobkk.or.th,
NGOs and Government programs working on small livestock              Industrial Relations (AP-IRNet)
(Goat/Sheep/Poultry). Course is a combination of conceptual          http://ap-irnet.ilobkk.or.th/
classroom teaching in three phases and intercepted with field        and Skills and Employability
works of over 105 days. All inclusive fee is Rs. 20000 and Non       http://skills-ap.ilobkk.or.th/.
residential fee is Rs. 16000. Fellowship for candidates
sponsored by projects working on goat based livelihoods and for      Visit         http://greenjobs-
agriculture graduates are 20% and 10% fee reduction upfront.         ap.ilobkk.or.th/createMember
Best Performing candidates will also have opportunity for            to register.
technical exposure visits. Interested candidates may write to
Sanjeev Kumar at sanjeevfaculty@gmail.com.                           Job Opportunities

Miscellaneous                                                        Vacancy: Technical Officer
                                                                     Organization: ILO
From Rachna Pandey Donthy, Ashoka’s Changemakers, New                Location: Vietnam
Delhi                                                                Closing: 22 April 2011
Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that
Works                                                                Vacancy: Employment Officer
Changemakers recently launched the Powering Economic                 Organization: ILO
Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition in                Location: Moscow
partnership with eBay Foundation. They are looking for               Closing: 28 April 2011
innovative market-based solutions that create employment
opportunities for vulnerable populations. The top five solutions     Vacancy:     Chief    Technical
will each win US $50,000.                                            Advisor
                                                                     Organization:      International
Three early entries (submitted by May 11th at 5pm EDT) are           Labour Organization (ILO)
eligible for an additional US $1,000 prize! The final deadline for   Location: Accra, Ghana
entries is June 15th. Visit http://www.changemakers.com and          Closing: 30 April 2011
click on "Competitions" to enter your idea; or get in touch with
Rachna Pandey Donthy for more details and help on how to             Vacancy:             Manager,
enter.                                                               Coordinating Secretariat of the
                                                                     Youth Employment Network
From Gerard      Oonk,   Dalit   Network    Netherlands   (DNN),     (YEN)
Netherlands                                                          Organization: ILO
Petition to Monsanto                                                 Location: Geneva
The DNN is petitioning to Monsanto to Stop Use of Child Labour       Closing: 6 May 2011
in Cottonseed Production in India. The Indian organization
Prayas Centre for Labour Research and Action together with US
based website change.org for online activism launched a              Vacancy:                 Policy
petition to demand from Monsanto to stop child labour at its         Implementation         Support
suppliers but also pay them more so they can hire adults             Associate NDMA
against living wages. They also demand opening up production         Organization: UNDP
areas to civil society organization so they can monitor child        Location: New Delhi
labour and other abuses. Members are encouraged to sign the          Closing: 26 April 2011
petition. It can found here http://www.indianet.nl/petition-
monsanto.html.                                                       Vacancy:     Campaign    and
                                                                     Advocacy Analyst
From T. H. Sree Rama, Global Institution For Skills & Careers        Organization: United Nations
(GISC), Hyderabad                                                    Millennium           Campaign
Global Institution for Skills & Careers (GISC) is an ISO             Location: New Delhi
9001:2008 certified Training Institution with German                 Closing: 27 April 2011
Accreditation. They are offering Professional Courses of 3
months duration in diversified areas through Distance                Vacancy: State Project Officer
Education. The charge is Rs. 5000 per course. They also offer        Organization: UNDP
Trainer of Trainers programmes. For more details, check their        Location: Arunachal Pradesh
announcement here.                                                   Closing: 28 April 2011

Job Opportunities                                                    Vacancy: Coordination and
                                                                     Information        Management
From Abhay Raj Singh, Strategic Alliance Management Services         Associate
Private Limited, New Delhi                                           Organization: UNDP
                                                                     Location: New Delhi
Vacancy: Senior Manager – Resource Mobilization                      Closing: 28 April 2011
Organization: Mobile Creches
Location: New Delhi                                                  Vacancy:      Communications
Closing Date: 21 April 2011                                          Officer
                                                                     Organization: United Nations
From Rajen Varada, LabourNet, Bangalore                              Office on Drugs and Crime
                                                                     (UNODC)
Vacancy: Programme Assistant                                         Location: New Delhi
Organization: LabourNet                                              Closing: 2 May 2011
Location: Bangalore
Closing Date: 25 April 2011                                          Vacancy: Project Coordinator
                                                                     Organization: United Nations
From Neha Bhatia, Third Sector Partners, New Delhi                   Development       Programme
                                                                     (UNDP)
Vacancy: Director – Policy and Programmes                           Location:   Varanasi,    Uttar
Organization: Action Aid iMentor                                    Pradesh
Location: Dehradun                                                  Closing: 3 May 2011
Closing Date: 25 April 2011
                                                                    For Information
From Aziz Ur Rehman, iMentor, New Delhi
                                                                    Update your Profile
Vacancy: Multiple Vacancies                                         You can update your profile by
Organization: iMentor                                               going to
Location: Multiple Locations                                        (http://www.solutionexchange
Closing Date: 5 May 2011                                            -un.net.in/login.php). Please
                                                                    login with the email id that
Recommended Readings                                                you signed up with.
                                                                    Password was sent to you in
From D. Narendranath, Professional Assistance for Development       the welcome message, in case
Action (PRADAN), New Delhi                                          you forgot, please click here
Workshop Report on "Small-holder Poultry Rearing: A                 to get it by email
Sustainable Livelihood Opportunity for the Rural Poor"              (http://www.solutionexchange
PRADAN has organized a workshop on Small-holder Poultry             -
Rearing: A Sustainable Livelihood Opportunity for the Rural Poor    un.net.in/includes/resend.php
on 28 December 2010. The Workshop Report is attached here.          ?PHPSESSID=529bad776666c
                                                                    5796f02ab3fb352c996).
From Sejuti Sarkar De, Society for Natural Resources
                                                                    Opinion Poll
Management and Community Development (SNRMCD),
                                                                    What discussion topics have
Ghaziabad
                                                                    not been covered so far on
Workshop Report on "Small-holder Poultry Rearing: A                 this platform, which are
Sustainable Livelihood Opportunity for the Rural Poor"              relevant for the sector? Please
The Forest Conservation Programme of International Union for        do share your views with us.
Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has published a special issue of      Click here to respond.
Arborvitae that focuses on Attending to Gender. More about the
publication can be read here.                                       Your Queries!
                                                                    You may send in your queries
From Sanjay Gupta, MART, Noida                                      on Work and Employment
Impacting Rural Livelihoods – Inclusive Marketing                   related issues to Warisha
Approaches - a MART Knowledge Series Initiative                     Yunus. If they are urgent,
As part of the Knowledge Series Initiative MART has introduced      please mark them as that.
a report titled Impacting Rural Livelihoods. MART has developed
a comprehensive ‘Inclusive Marketing’ approach that looks at        Many thanks to all who
the marginalized as both producers and consumers to impact          contributed to this issue!
poverty positively. This document captures four inclusive
marketing models which have been adopted by NABARD,                 If you have items to feature in
several bilateral projects and corporates. The learning and         this News Update, please send
insights will help policy makers and implementing agencies in       it to Solution Exchange, Work
creating inclusive market led livelihood promotion strategies. To   and Employment Community
read, click here.                                                   at se-emp@solutionexchange-
                                                                    un.net.in.
From Navin Anand, United Nations, New Delhi
Handbook on Monitoring, Evaluating and Managing
Knowledge for Policy Influence
The main purpose of this handbook is to facilitate the
investment process of a public research institute (PRI) in
developing a system (from the simplest to the most
sophisticated) of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and
knowledge management (KM) of the impact of research on
public policy. To read more, click here.

From Sarah J. Figge Hussain United Nations, New Delhi,
ARROW: A Review of MDGs & SRHR in Asia & the
Pacific: An Annotated Bibliography 2010
This compilation complements the above AFC issue and brings
together resources on the key international resolutions that
impact women's sexual and reproductive health and rights,
monitoring reports on progress made on MDGs in general and
MDG 5 in particular, and resources that cover linkages to other
MDGs such as women's empowerment, poverty, climate change
and others, and the concept of human rights.
http://www.awid.org/News-Analysis/New-Resources2/A-New-
Resource-ARROW-A-Review-of-MDGs-SRHR-in-Asia-the-Pacific-
An-Annotated-Bibliography-2010.

CBD Publishes Booklet on REDD+, Biodiversity and
Livelihoods
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),
with     the   Deutsche    Gesellschaft    für    Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), has published a booklet titled
"Biodiversity and Livelihoods: REDD-plus Benefits." To read,
click here.

From Warisha Yunus, Research Associate
Gender, IFIs and the Global Food Crisis
Gender Action has announced its latest publications on Gender,
IFIs and food insecurity. These new publications highlight how
IFI investments in agriculture, nutrition and rural development
often exacerbate food insecurity in developing countries, and
how women and girls disproportionately suffer harmful impacts.
To read more, click here.

From UNDP Newsroom
Universalization of Food Security Law May Take a Hit,
Shows Survey
[28 March 2011] A pilot survey finding that 25-30% of the rural
population can be automatically excluded from food security
entitlements for below poverty line population might help forge
a consensus between the government and the Sonia Gandhi-led
National Advisory Council. The "automatic exclusion" criteria,
devised on the basis of the N C Saxena report on methodology
for a BPL census, is more liberal than the "bare bones"
approach adopted by the government in the past. It does not
rely merely on calorific intake but adds social indicators to judge
poverty.     To     read    the     full  article,   please     visit
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-03-
28/india/29353991_1_food-security-law-bpl-survey-bpl-census.

Financial Stability Holds the Key to Economic Growth
[28 March 2011] Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said
on Sunday that a sound and resilient banking sector, well-
functioning financial markets, robust liquidity management, and
payment and settlement infrastructure had become pre-
requisites for financial stability. To read the full article, please
visit
http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/article1576891.ec
e.

Creativity and Culture-linked Industries are More
Resilient to Economic Crisis
[30 March 2011] Creative industries have shown more resilience
to the impact of the global economic crisis than traditional
manufacturing industries, according to the Creative Economy
Report 2010 launched at the United Nations. To read more,
click here.

India Census 2011: Provisional Population Totals
[31 March 2011] The Office of the Registrar General and Census
Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs on March 31
published the provisional population totals based on Census
2011 data. The pdf file can be downloaded here.

12th Plan to Focus on Faster and Inclusive Growth
[13 April 2011] Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek
Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday said the 12th Five Year Plan would
maintain the current focus on faster and inclusive growth amid
“new structural challenges” emerging on various fronts and
projected a growth rate of 8 per cent at the end of the 11th
Plan if the momentum is sustained this year with an annual
figure of 9 per cent. To read the full article, please visit
http://www.hindu.com/2011/04/13/stories/2011041352400200.
htm.

 Network Activity

 Consolidated Replies Issued (March 22, 2011 to April 21, 2011)

 Engaging with the Placement Agencies for the Domestic Workers, Jince Michael
 Mathew, Domestic Workers Forum and Chetnalaya, New Delhi
 Seeks advice on how to deal with the exploitative, unregistered placement agencies for
 domestic workers and members’ experiences on the same.
 Download PDF (100 KB)

 Completed Queries (March 22, 2011 to April 21, 2011)

 FOR COMMENTS: Guidelines for Elimination of Caste Discrimination in Employment
 and Workplace, Coen Kompier, International Labour Organization (ILO), New Delhi
 Seeks comments on the various voluntary guidelines that exist to promote elimination of caste-
 based discrimination in the private sector.

 Financing Value Chains of Livelihood Sub Sectors, Rahul Mittra, Margdarshak,
 Lucknow
 Seeks inputs on key aspects to be kept in consideration while designing Microfinance products
for various livelihood sub-sectors like Livestock, Vegetable Cultivation and Food Processing etc.

Ensuring Safety of Workers during Fireworks Production, Transportation and
Storage, Suresh Mariaselvam, Phoenix Resource Centre, Chennai
Seeks examples of SOPs and guidelines for production, transportation and storage of fireworks
and experiences on training of workers for ensuring their safety in fireworks unit.

Conservation of Jakharana Goat Breed for Livelihood Promotion, Sanjeev Kumar and
Rajesh Singhi, The Goat Trust, Lucknow and Ibtada, Alwar, Rajasthan
Seeks inputs on promotion of native breeds as a livelihood promotion strategy for the rural
poor; also seeks experiences in promoting and marketing goat’s milk.

Occupational Health Hazards of Stone Mining in Rajasthan, Bharti Gaur, ARAVALI,
Kota, Rajasthan
Seeks inputs on standard tests available to diagnose different stages of silica accumulation &
nutritional support, welfare measures & preventive strategies to be adopted to help workers.

Previous Updates

Work and Employment Community Update # 56 Issued 21 March 2011
Work and Employment Community Update # 55 Issued 23 February2011
Work and Employment Community Update # 54 Issued 31 January 2011
Work and Employment Community Update # 53 Issued 5 January 2011
Work and Employment Community Update # 52 Issued 16 December 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 51 Issued 25 October 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 50 Issued 25 September 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 49 Issued 20 August 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 48 Issued 28 July 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 47 Issued 21 June 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 46 Issued 21 May 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 45 Issued 21 April 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 44 Issued 22 February 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 43 Issued 20 January 2010
Work and Employment Community Update # 42 Issued 21 December 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 41 Issued 20 November 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 40 Issued 27 October 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 39 Issued 24 September 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 38 Issued 20 August 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 37 Issued 20 July 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 36 Issued 20 June 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 35 Issued 20 May 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 34 Issued 16 April 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 33 Issued 20 March 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 32 Issued 20 February 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 31 Issued 20 January 2009
Work and Employment Community Update # 30 Issued 19 December 2008
Work and Employment Community Update # 29 Issued 18 November 2008
Work and Employment Community Update # 28 Issued 18 October 2008
Work and Employment Community Update # 27 Issued 17 September 2008
Work and Employment Community Update # 26 Issued 20 August 2008
Work and Employment Community Update # 25 Issued 18 July 2008
Work and Employment Community Update #24 Issued 16 June 2008r
Work and Employment Community Update #23; Issued 13 May 2008
 Work and Employment Community Update #22; Issued 30 April 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #21; Issued 18 March 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #20; Issued 31 December 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #19; Issued 4 December 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #18; Issued 31 October 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #17; Issued 8 September 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #16; Issued 3 August 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #15; Issued 10 July 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #14; Issued 7 June 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #13; Issued 2 May 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #12; Issued 2 April 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #11; Issued 2 March 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #10; Issued 30 January 2007
 Work and Employment Community Update #9; Issued 28 December 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #8; Issued 22 November 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #7; Issued 24 October 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #6; Issued 18 September 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #5; Issued 18 August 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #4; Issued 3 July 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #3; Issued 26 May 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #2; Issued 24 March 2006
 Work and Employment Community Update #1; Issued 24 February 2006
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