Naresh Kumar Nain, a Program Director in Manjari Foundation, is based in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has over 14 years of rural development experience, in PRADAN and Manjari Foundation. He was awarded The Netherlands Fellowship and has completed courses at Wageningen, The Netherlands. He has vast development experience and leads development projects with multi-bilateral agencies. He has worked with the international development organization network in Mali and in Senegal, West Africa.
Taking the successful models and lessons of women’s empowerment and rural economic development from the SHGs in India and applying these in Mali, a region facing similar environmental and socio-economic challenges, is an encouraging example of global collaboration and kinship
Undergoing an intense and in-depth training programme, which provides the required exposure and awareness while enhancing confidence, CRPs emerge with the wherewithal to deal with various situations, having developed their articulation and facilitating skills.
With the diminishing opportunities in agriculture and the lack of water for assured irrigation, villagers in Rajasthan are turning more and more to goat-rearing, and are realizing its viability as a livelihoods option, opening up possibilities of enhanced income and self-sufficiency