The workshop/ training was inaugurated by Sri. K.B. Shankaran, Director SIRD. Sri. S. Saheerudin, JDC and Faculty member SIRD welcomed the gathering and Sri. K. Shoukathali, JDC in his introductory remarks, explained in detail the purpose and back ground of the training programme.
The following sessions ensued
Session 1: Where are we in IWMP an analysis
In this session the participants introduced themselves and the various TSOs presented a self appraisal of their activities so far. CRD of Neeleswaram block, SUSTHIRA of Thrithala block, ARSHABHARATHAM of Kalpatta and Sulthan Bathery blocks, DEENDAYAL of Alathur block, GRAMEENA PTANA KENDRAM of Ithikkara block, CSES of Vypin and Champakkulam blocks, RAJIV GANDI YOUTH FOUNDATION of Wandoor block, FLAME of Pattambi block, IRTC of Thuneri block, LAND USE BOARD of Vamanapuram block and CSRD of Erattupetta block presented their progress.
Session 3: Institutional arrangements (Sri. K. Shoukathali and Sri. S. Saheerudeen)
In this session the organisational structure of IWMP in the country from NRAA to User groups and the Institutional arrangements were discussed
Session 4: Preparation of DPR and Annual Action Plan (Smt. M. Jayasree, Technical Expert, SLNA)
Session 5: Capacity Building Plan and Livelihood Plan in IWMP (Sri. S. Saheerudeen)
In this session Sri. Saheerudeen, faculty member, SIRD explained the capacity development component of IWMP and the importance of preparing detailed training plans at various levels, need for conducting a training need assessment and the livelihood plan in IWMP
Session 6: Fund management (Sri. K. Shoukathali)
In this session, sri. K. Shoukathali, AO, SLNA explained the fund flow in IWMP and the funds management at various levels of scheme implementation.
The concluding session of the first day of the training was group discussion by the participants addressing the possibilities, Issues and Constraints in DPR preparation of IWMP. Four groups were formed at random and the groups were asked to discuss organisational structure, Institutional structure, role of PRIs and SHGs, ways and means for enhancement of the quality of DPRs under preparation and selection of Entry Point Activities. The results of the discussions were to be presented on the second day. The groups engaged in active and fruitful discussion.
Session 8: Delineation of Micro Watersheds based on GIS (Sri. Vinod, MAITHRI, Palakkad)
Session 9: MIS and online data submission (Sri. Vinod, MAITHRI, Palakkad)
Session 10: Time line and Planning of future course of action (Sri. Shoukathali, Sri. Vinod)
In this session a detailed review of activities by TSOs in the first phase of IWMP was undertaken by Sri. Shoukathali, AO, SLNA. Subsequently a detailed time line for various activities from April 1st to May 25th was prepared in discussion with officials and TSOs. The time line if furnished as annexure I.
Session 11: Presentation of Group Discussion results
Session 11: Training evaluation and validation
In this session Sri. Shoukathali, AO, SLNA summed up the course/ workshop outcomes and Sri. Saheerudeen, faculty member SIRD presented the training evaluation results. On the whole the training was rated excellent by the participants. Sri. VP. Sadanandan, PIA Tuneri and Sri. Jaizin Joseph, WCDC Idukki spoke on behalf of the participants. Sri. Saheerudeen proposed vote of thanks and certificates were distributed among the participants. The programme came to close at 5 pm.
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