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"Participation is a hallmark of democratic governance".


“Despite conventions, laws and policies, service delivery in many countries remains poor and fails to reach socially excluded groups. With ‘supply side’ governance constraints often deemed intractable, ‘demand side’ participatory governance processes may help for better service delivery. When it comes to social and gender-based exclusion, the weaknesses of purely demand side accountability approaches become clear. Participatory governance processes work on both sides of the supply-demand divides and contribute to socially inclusive service delivery and challenges deeper institutional norms that sustain social exclusion”.

An extract from UN Expert Group Presentation, September 2013



SRADHA aims to design and execute practical strategies that lead to changes in public policy and governance being dedicated to the principles of democracy, human rights, rule of law and economic freedom with a focus on equity, efficiency and effectiveness.


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Our Mission

SRADHA as a lead organization ensures that indigenous youth are empowered as decision-makers to protect their language, identity, ownership, and intellectual property right on their art, cultural products, and livelihood there from and capacitate younger generation preserving and sustaining the culture of their ancestors. To strengthen its mission, SRADHA, together with its local partners, is engaged in

The continuous orientation of indigenous youth (men and women) through information, education and communication programs on policies, agendas, and programs of the government, non-government, indigenous people’s organizations and un agencies concerning indigenous people and communicating their responses to the wider world and enabling them to speak and advocate for themselves

Capacity building training on digital technology – audio, video, ICT, social media platforms, e-books, audio-books, and digital storytelling

Skilling the youth to become successful creative entrepreneurs, develop their enterprises, and opportunities of their choice informal sector.

Integrating ICT to their production process, marketing and value chain

Capacity building for participating in the public policy process concerning them

Knowledge building on intellectual property right on their art, cultural products, stories, unique products and documentations on them

  • Awareness-raising on the need for their consent in spreading their cultural products and their claim on the revenue generated in the value chain.
  • Leadership development, critical inquiry on issues concerning their cultural products and negotiation skills.


In our journey we have evolved our approach across our programs through gender lens, lens of participatory governance, SDG lens, intersectional lens and now SRADHA has restructured its approach through the lens of COVID-19 emergency in order to achieve the agenda of 2030.


16 years of experience serving the most vulnerable and marginalized youth of India, Nepal and Bhutan by youth-led activities.


Dr Sujitabh is a M. Phil from Delhi School of Economics & Ph. D from National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) , Pune Is a former Member of Faculty of Institute of Rural Management, Anand and National Institute of Habitat Management. Served as a national consultant for World Bank, DANIDA, FAO, Intercooperation, Sightsavers, Catholic Relief Services, ActionAid, UNICEF.

Mr Saurav is a Youth Peace Ambassador & a recipient of Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) Award of United Nations Alliances of Civilizations (UNAOC), 2017 Edition. Saurav represented as one of the delegates from Asia in UNESCO-MGIEP sponsored ‘Youth Waging Peace Conference’ at Colombo in January 2020. Saurav (pen name Saurian)has also contributed a Case Study “Together for Peace” to UNESCO-MGIEP’s YOUTH LED GUIDE ON PREVENTION OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM THROUGH EDUCATION (2017, p-224).

Ms. Reena is a Master in Social Work from Utkal University, a social activist and actively involved in promoting the rights of women & Children and for the last 3 years she is promoting alternative livelihood opportunities for Artisanal and Small Mining (ASM) communities in Odisha, India.

Ms Prabakta, an M. Phil from University of Delhi, is a researcher on pro-poor value chain and supply chain development in agriculture, non-farm and ASM sectors.

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