IDS-HAMYARAN ILD� (prepared by Baguer Namazi)

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					 IRAN (HAMYARAN) LOCAL
 DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
DRAFT PROPOSAL FOR IDS-HAMYARAN
         COOPERATION
            JULY 2008
INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

• February 1998: groundbreaking consultation
  workshop held in city of Bushehr (Iran),
  between several Iranian NGOs, Iranian
  Governmental agencies, and international
  organizations. The participants discussed
  the role NGOs could play in the country over
  the coming years, as well as the issues and
  challenges that may certainly arise.

• Bushehr            Iran NGO Initiative (INI):

 a cooperative program created to strengthen
 the role, capacity, and effectiveness of NGOs
 in Iran.
• The INI project: law reform; training,
  management, and capacity building;
  information and communication; and
  enabling dialogue between the local NGOs
  and community-based organizations (CBOs).

• Year 2000: INI evolved into Hamyaran Iran
  NGO Resource Center, a registered
  organization focused on capacity building of
  NGOs – advocacy at the center, cap bldg
  nationwide.
• Year 2001: Hamyaran first community based
  empowerment project.
• 2003: revise mandate to focus capacity bldg
  efforts at local level, promote participatory
  approaches to local development, poverty
  alleviation through community
  empowerment.
• Cooperation with researchers and private
  sector and philanthropists
• To date (2008) Hamyaran has initiated 5
  community empowerment pilot projects
  countrywide:
  – Inner city poverty (7 city districts)
  – Forest protection and sustainable livelihoods (6
    rural / peri-urban sites)
  – Informal settlement (one)
  – Rehabilitation after earthquake (one rural / peri-
    urban, one urban)
TODAY
• Reorganization / redefinition / reorientation:
Hamyaran Local Development Resource Center

 Vision: Bridging the gap between research,
  policy and practice in the field of community
  based sustainable development, with focus on
  poverty alleviation
 Mission: Promote CE approaches to local
  development for urban poverty alleviation
  through institutional capacity building at
  national and regional (Middle East) levels
• Goal: Turning CE initiatives into policy and
  practice at the local, national and regional
  levels.
• Strategic priorities:
  – Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development
    through community empowerment and good local
    governance
  – Capacity building for all local stakeholders within
    public, civic and private sectors, with a view for
    promoting participatory approaches to local
    development in policy and practice
  – Becoming a viable Knowledge Center in Iran and
    the ME region on precepts of local / community
    development and empowerment
  – Projects in conjunction with other CBOs, NGOs,
    INGOs and research groups and think tanks,
  – Promoting community-based approaches to
    disaster management
Core Thematic Areas

• Urban Participatory Planning
• Social Inclusion and Access to Basic
  Services: Women, Youth, Children
• Microfinance
• Community-based Disaster and Risk
  Reduction.
• Community resilience
Crosscutting Activities

•   Research and advisory services
•   Empowerment and capacity development
•   Knowledge building and dissemination
•   Networking, partnerships and alliance
    building
•   Documentation
•   Policy Dialogue
•   Implementing pilot projects and scaling up
    good practices
•   Community-based Monitoring and Evaluation
Target Groups

• Researchers
• Development Practitioners
• Stakeholders:
  – Communities
  – Local government
  – Central government
  – Private sector
  – International development partners
In the field
• Deepening presence in all pilot sites
• Facilitating realization of community
  prioritized needs
• Promotion of good local governance
  precepts, through already established
  platforms of dialogue and exchange between
  community representatives and authorities
• Networking and knowledge exchange
  between CBO managers of pilot projects
• Preparing ground for scaling up successful
  community initiatives
                        Local, national,
                              and
       UN Agencies         regional            IDS
             &            think tanks
                                              & other
       International
          donors                              mentors

                            Local
 Iranian and
                         Development
international
                           Institute
                                                 Communities
    NGOs
                            (ILDI)

      Philanthropists
                                             Local &
            &
                                           Central Govts.
       Foundations
                            Private
                         Sector (CSR)
    Action steps in institution building
                 process
Building capacity of (Hamyaran) Iranian Local
  Development CSO Institute by:
Networking with IDS, Sussex and others international
  centers of excellence through :
   Special advisory and technical support
   Fellowships
   Visiting fellows
   Participating in MA courses
   Joint studies
   Engagement in demonstration projects

				
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