Training Manuals and Resource Book

Training Manuals and Resource Book

  • The MYRADA Experience – Alternate Management Systems For Savings And Credit Of The Rural Poor Second Edition-January 1998

    ALTERNATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SAVINGS AND CREDIT OF THE RURAL POOR
    Second Edition Aloysius Prakash Fernandez

    First published in 1992, this easy to read booklet of 150 pages explains MYRADA’s experience in developing and promoting the self help affinity group strategy and its efforts to change policy to support this alternate credit management model.

  • The MYRADA Experience -A Manual For Capacity Building Of Self Help Groups Second Edition : June 2001

    A MANUAL FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF SELF HELP GROUPS

    This publication brings together a wealth of experience of MYRADA’s trainers. Though the title mentions self-help groups, it can be used for institutional capacity building for any community-based organisation. It s a friendly Manual to be used by field trainers engaged in training any CBO. It is widely used in several parts of India and abroad as it fulfills a long felt need. Pages 205

  • The MYRADA Experience – Putting Institutions First – Even in Micro Finance January 2001

    PUTTING INSTITUTIONS FIRST – EVEN IN MICRO FINANCE

    Aloysius Prakash Fernandez

    Putting Institutions First –Even in Micro Finance is a small attempt to analyse the impact of the strategy adopted by MYRADA’s to use the management of credit as an empowering tool. The book draws from studies made by CATAD and Aga Khan Foundation as well as from studies conducted by MYRADA. The findings indicate that MYRADA should continue with its mission of Building Peoples Institutions, leaving the provision of micro finance to institutions meant primarily for this purpose like Commercial Banks and Regional Rural Banks. However with the recent pressures on these Banks that are making it increasingly difficult for them to service small loans even to Self Help Affinity Groups, MYRADA took the initiative to promote Sanghamithra (A Not-for-Profit-Not-for-Loss Section 25 Company) which adopts a mobile kiosk banking system to deliver financial services to self help affinity groups promoted by any NGO.

  • The MYRADA Experience – A Manual for FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OF SELF HELP AFFINITY GROUPS with Criteria for a SOCIAL AUDIT

    Addressing the Complexities of Rural Livelihoods
    Myrada Krishi Vigyan Kendra

    1992 – 2001

    This is a rare publication commemorating the 10 years (1991 – 2001) of the Talavadi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre), a partnership between ICAR and MYRADA. The book outlines the philosophy behind the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), its evolution and activities, all written based on our experiences. Four case studies on innovative strategies and practices in agriculture and health illustrate the range of the KVK’s experiences. Pages 67.Addressing the Complexities of Rural Livelihoods
    Myrada Krishi Vigyan Kendra

    1992 – 2001

    This is a rare publication commemorating the 10 years (1991 – 2001) of the Talavadi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre), a partnership between ICAR and MYRADA. The book outlines the philosophy behind the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), its evolution and activities, all written based on our experiences. Four case studies on innovative strategies and practices in agriculture and health illustrate the range of the KVK’s experiences. Pages 67.

  • The MYRADA Experience – WHY DO SELF HELP GROUPS SOMETIMES FAIL. A Short study of Non – Functioning Self Help Groups In Three Myrada Project Areas

    Addressing the Complexities of Rural Livelihoods
    Myrada Krishi Vigyan Kendra

    1992 – 2001

    This is a rare publication commemorating the 10 years (1991 – 2001) of the Talavadi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre), a partnership between ICAR and MYRADA. The book outlines the philosophy behind the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), its evolution and activities, all written based on our experiences. Four case studies on innovative strategies and practices in agriculture and health illustrate the range of the KVK’s experiences. Pages 67.

  • Participatory Impact Monitoring of Self-help Groups and Watersheds A Users’ Handbook By Anke Schürmann Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, Bonn, Germany

    PARTICIPATORY IMPACT MONITORING OF SELF-HELP GROUPS AND WATERSHEDS

    A Users’ Handbook
    By Anke Schürmann
    Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, Bonn, Germany

    This users manual is based on an earlier seminal study called “NGO-Based Participatory Impact monitoring of an Integrated Rural Development Project in Holalkere Taluk, Karnataka State, India” which was conducted by a joint team from the University of Humboldt, Berlin and Myrada staff in Myrada’s Holalkere Project. This handbook has been used by field workers promoting Self Help Affinity Groups (SAGs) and Watershed Management Institutions. It gives detailed guidelines on how to assess important impacts in these two types of peoples’ institutions. This Manual is another small step towards Building Poor Peoples Institutions, which is the Mission of Myrada.

    The manual is the result of the efforts of Anke Schurmann from DWH and a group of Myrada staff from Myrada’s Holalkere, Huthur and Germalam Projects.

  • The MYRADA Experience – The Interventions of a Voluntary Agency In The Emergence And Growth Of People’s Institutions For Sustained And Equitable Management Of Micro- Watersheds. Second Edition -December, 1994 Reprint: April 2002

    THE INTERVENTIONS OF A VOLUNTARY AGENCY – in the emergence and growth of PEOPLE’s INSTITUTIONS FOR SUSTAINED AND EQUITABLE MANAGEMENT OF MICRO WATERSHEDS
    Second Edition Aloysius Prakash Fernandez

    First published in 1993, this publication describes MYRADA’s experience in developing a participative management strategy for micro watersheds. It is based on my MYRADA’s experience in Gulbarga a drought prone area in northern Karnataka. This pilot project was supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka. It was perhaps the first instance where three partners (SDC,GOK and an NGO) were involved formally in intervention.

  • Resource Management In Rainfed Drylands An Information Kit January 1997

    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN RAINFED DRYLANDS –
    An information kit

    Published in 1997, this is a joint publication of IIRR (Philippines) and MYRADA. It contains papers submitted by 80 authors from Research Institutes, Universities, NGOs and individuals involved in dryland agriculture. This publication of 345 pages contains a wealth of information on the technical and management issues involved in dryland agriculture

  • The MYRADA Experience – People’s Institutions Managing Natural Resources in the Context of a Watershed Strategy (2003)

    People’s Institutions Managing Natural Resources in the Context of a Watershed Strategy

    This publication focuses on the institutional scaffolding of watershed programmes. It identifies several contexts and experiments in which people’s institutions have been fostered in watershed programmes in which both Government and NGOs have played a role. In doing so, it addresses several concerns and issues related to the formation of watershed-based people’s institutions, including the role envisaged for Panchayath Raj Institutions in the Hariyali Guidelines.

  • The MYRADA Experience – A Manual for Capacity Building of People’s Institutions Managing Watersheds (2004)

    A Manual for Capacity Building of People’s Institutions Managing Watersheds

    This Manual is the result of close to two decades of work done by Myrada in building people’s institutions in the context of watershed development. It does not touch on technical aspects of watershed structures but is exclusively focused on the capacity building of watershed institutions – in particular, the watershed development association. The Manual is arranged in 6 Sections and 21 Modules of training that can be directly taken up with watershed institutions by field staff of the facilitating agency.

  • Sanghamithra – A Micro-finance Institution with a Difference (2004)

    A Micro-finance Institution with a Difference

    The idea of Sanghamithra was born in 1993 but it was several years before the institution took on a distinct shape and identity, and several more before it could clear various legal hurdles and start lending operations. This period was one of discovering strengths, building visions, defining partnerships and establishing precedents. This publication traces in sensitive and elaborate detail all the processes that went into shaping Sanghamithra into a micro-finance institution with a difference.

  • NGOs and Government in Collaboration for Development (2004)

    A Micro-finance Institution with a Difference

    NGOs and Government in Collaboration for Development (2004) : Developed on the basis of a Keynote Address delivered to the Karnataka Regional Branch of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, this document traces the traditional moorings of voluntary action and their influence on current thinking of the State with regard to NGOs.It analyses the possibly well-meaning but often blurred perception of NGOs by the State, leading to contradictory expectations and resulting in a love-hate relationship that struggles to come into its own.

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  • A technical hand book on watershed implementation

    • A technical hand book on watershed implementation (Kannada)

 

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  • A hand book of information on Anaemia (Kannada)

    • A hand book of information on Anaemia (Kannada)

 

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  • A hand book on family health (Kannada)

    • A hand book on family health (Kannada)

 

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  • A technical hand book on watershed implementation

    • A technical hand book on watershed implementation (Kannada)

 

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  • An Operations Manual for CMRC Managers and Board Members of
    Community Managed Resource Centres (CMRCs)

    • An Operations Manual for CMRC Managers and Board Members of
    Community Managed Resource Centres (CMRCs)

 

 

for copies of these publications, please contact myrada@myrada.org