Major Program Interventions of WISA

Rural community economic support and enterprise development

This includes the promotion and formation of self-help groups, agricultural, credit and saving cooperatives by technical, material and financial support during their formation and continuous monitoring.

Household Food Security and Livelihood Development

These include activities of small-scale irrigation for the production of horticulture and improved livestock production. They target improved nutrition due to food production (vegetable and animal product) and improvement of household income from sale of vegetables, dairy products and smaller animals distributed by projects.

Eradication of harmful traditional practices and gender based violence

The major intervention includes continuous awareness raising, supporting community based groups (like school gender club, women associations, women saving and credit groups etc), working in close collaboration with Ministry of Gender /children community development, courts, police, justice offices, community traditional leaders/elders and institutions to eradicate harmful traditional practices and gender based violence.

Environmental Education, Conservation and Rehabilitation

Environmental Education includes creating awareness through community discussion, intensive trainings and workshops about the need and ways of environmental protection for all stakeholders including community, private sector, government bodies and students Environmental Conservation and Rehabilitation incorporates promotion of integrated environmental activities carried out through the participation of different stakeholders (i.e. WISA, school Community, Farmers Group and Private Nurseries) like re-afforestation of degraded areas by planting trees, enabling regeneration of natural vegetation by closing degraded areas and homesteads. Environmental advocacy includes mobilizing and networking with organization and groups with same mind to push environmental issues to better policy and decision maker’s focus.

Capacity building and social development of community mainly women

The major interventions include non-formal and basic education for adults and children, women economic empowerment schemes, community based risk management, livelihood diversification (supporting small scale business schemes through petty trade, small ruminant development etc.) and life skills trainings for the rural poor particularly women.

Our Program strategies includes: Full Community involvement at all levels, Mainstreaming gender across programs and projects, Networking with stakeholders, Empowering participants in decision-making and management, Passing on gifts and Building the capacity of stakeholders.