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National Consultation by mudasser — last modified 2010-12-01 15:23
Exclusion of Dalits-Disaster Risk Reduction interventation- Effective civil society Monitoring.
National Consultation-2010 by mudassar — last modified 2010-12-01 16:02
'Exclusion of Dalits - Disaster Risk Reduction interventions - Effective civil society Monitoring'
Yamuna Flood Report by mudassar — last modified 2011-07-20 12:04
A Preliminary Assessment of Caste Discrimination in Cyclone Thane in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry by mudassar — last modified 2012-02-11 21:58
NDW constituted a Social Assessment Team comprising Ramesh Nathan, Director, Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY), Tindivanam, Viswesh Sekhar, Advocate, High Court of Bangalore, Venkatachandrika Radhakrishnan, Campaign for Justice and Peace – TN, Chennai, Revathi Radhakrishnan, Film-maker, Chennai and Bobby Kunhu, Researcher and Writer – to do a rapid assessment of caste discrimination in the relief and rehabilitation phase of Cyclone Thane. The constitution of the team was also spurred by reports of caste violence in the wake of Cyclone Thane in Pondicherry and Cuddalore districts. This team did a two day tour of the affected districts viz. Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Villipuram on the 18th and 19th January 2012. This is the Preliminary Assessment report on caste discrimination during Cyclone Thane submitted by the constituted team.
“Sharing Traditional Knowledge of Social Minorities on Biodiversity and Ecological Sustainability: In Search of an equity-based eco-development” by mudassar — last modified 2013-02-15 13:00
Indo Japanese Side Event during the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): NDW of NCDHR and JCNUNDB collected case studies on the inherent beliefs, practices, lifestyles, livelihoods of indigenous communities in India (Dalits and Adivasis) and Japan (People of Buraku), which have been sustaining the biodiversity in their respective localities for generations. There is also evidence about how indigenous communities have been living as part of nature and adapted to the climatic changes and survived. There are certainly lessons to be learnt from indigenous communities. Unfortunately, these are not studied in diverse perspectives.
“Ensuring inclusion of Biodiversity-dependent communities in all Preparedness, Adaptation and Mitigation measures” by mudassar — last modified 2013-02-15 13:13
The consultation attempted to look at the Dalit communities in the entire context of climate change (CC) adaptation specifically in India, and deliberate on inclusion of Dalits and marginalized communities in all CC adaptation programmes and building of their adaptive capacity to combat adverse climate change effects, particularly on biodiversity and livelihoods.
Addressing caste discrimination in Humanitarian Aid by mudassar — last modified 2013-02-15 13:20
Desk study undertaken by National Dalit Watch of NCDHR to Draft General Framework for International Humanitarian Stakeholders for Addressing Caste based Discrimination (CBD) in Disaster Aid (DR), through a consultative process over a series of meetings with wider humanitarian stakeholders, like the European Commission for Humanitarian Organisation (ECHO), United Nations Development Project (UNDP)-India, National Disaster Management Authority of India, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction network and so on. Full report
National Consultation: Addressing Caste Based Discrimination in Disaster Response, 14-15 December 2011 by mudassar — last modified 2013-02-15 13:45
The National Dalit Watch (NDW) of NCDHR and Cordaid co-organised with Sphere India, Christian Aid-India, Oxfam, a National Consultation (NC) on ‘Addressing caste based discrimination in humanitarian response’. The consultation was a step forward from the earlier consultation held in 2010 (recognizing the need to institute a policy environment that recognizes such discrimination and defines entitlements of survivors in a manner that makes the state accountable at local levels). The objectives were to (i) elicit critical inputs on the Draft framework evolved for ‘Addressing Caste based Discrimination in Humanitarian Response’ for making it more action oriented, (ii) take stock of the emerging context of inclusion in DR-DRR from the previous year and (iii) facilitate a Government-Civil Society nexus to explicitly recognize the need to weed out exclusionary practices by according priority and recognition to the caste induced discrimination and exclusion in emergencies through legislative means. Besides the main agenda, this time, a special session was kept on Exclusion of religious minorities in Disaster Response of state and humanitarian agencies during mass communal and ethnic violence, keeping in with the notion of inclusion of other marginalised sections in disaster response.
Dalit movements and the Political economy of biodiversity conservation by mudassar — last modified 2013-02-17 20:21
Biodiversity conservation is an evolutionary phenomenon. Regional, local and cultural specificities are integral part of the evolution of biodiversity conservations. The institutional understanding of biodiversity conservation evolved through the principles of livelihood dependency, common property right and environmental support. Development backwardness and poverty advocate an anthropocentric approach to biodiversity. Anthropocentric approach to biodiversity is also attached with economic value of natural resources. Managing such an anthropocentric resource utilisation model generally requires centralised ownership and controlled access. Human needs have got the ‘centre of existence’; however, it does not ensure an inclusive access to all. The process which defines the centre and periphery is subjected to the existing social and economic structure. This paper attempts to put caste as a deciding factor in defining centre and periphery in anthropocentric development models. The paper further explores the question of the Dalit position towards biodiversity conservation in India.
National Convention on Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction by admin — last modified 2015-02-09 16:03
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