Governance

Accountable Governance
In collaboration with Odisha Suchana Adhikara Manch, SWATI has anchored the initiative on Accountable Governance mounting it on citizen's right to information. SWATI has created mass awareness on Right to Information Act enabling the people to secure their rights through RTI. SWATI has facilitated social audit process on Forest right Act securing information from different departments through RTI. The initiative has been instrumental in promoting 24 RTI forums in Tikabli block to provide handholding support to the people in securing their right to information.

Panchayat Level Taskforce
With the support of CWS and TROCAIR, SWATI has implemented a process to guide panchayat level governance in two gram panchayats of Tikabali block. The process includes selection of task force committee members from village level, Constitution of GP level task force committee, Collection of data on level of awareness on different government schemes, capacity building of villagers and task force committee members on different government schemes and rules like PESA, FRA, MGNREGS etc.

Demand Driven Governance Accountability
SWATI has facilitated creation of Village level Social Watch Monitors in 125 villages of Tikabali, Phiringia and K.Nuagaon block with the support of PREM and CONCERN. In each village, two SWMs (1male & 1female) facilitate rights education with the guidance of 6 GP level and 1 block level social activists. Capacity building trainings on MGNREGS, FRA, PESA have been organized to create awareness among the villagers on their rights. With the support of Institute for Social Development and Research (ISDR), New Delhi, capacity building training on Right to Information has been organized for social watch monitors.