Based in Goa, Eco Footprints applies its unique skills of environmental research, eco justice, community mobilization and campaigns co-ordination to their projects throughout the Region, drawing in the support and specialist expertise from partner organisations as and when required. Eco Footprints enjoys a reputation for its proven track record in the management and execution of projects. Additionally, it specializes in Resource Management in Local Communities stressed by development hazards.
|SR. NO.||PROJECT||Project Partners||DURATION|
|1.||Water Equity in Tourism – Phase III – implementation of recommendations and formulation of policy level reports||Centre for Responsible Tourism||Ongoing|
|2.||‘Walking the Tight Rope’ – Status of Children of Migrant Communities in Goa 2015 – study to understand the situation of children affected by tourism and its related activities||Caritas Goa, Centre for Responsible Tourism, Children’s Rights in Goa, Jan Ugahi, EQUATIONS, and Vikas Samvad||March 2015 to August 2015|
|3.||Development with Justice – A Proposal of a Rights Based Strategic Plan for working with the Small & Traditional fisher-folk Community of Goa & Maharashtra||Western Region Social Service Forum
Caritas India Micro Finance Project
|AUG 2013 TO NOV 2013|
|4.||Water Equity in Tourism – Zero Tolerance for Water Injustice Campaign||Tourism Concern, UK||MAY 2012 TO JUNE 2013|
COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND PEACE (CSJP) JUNE. 2007 TILL MARCH 2012
PANJIM – GOA – INDIA
CSJP is a Rights Based development Organisation working with marginalised and vulnerable groups of Goa to protect and restore rights and dignity wherever denied. Community mobilisation, policy and action research, advocacy and lobbying with the Government and other bodies are some of its main intervention strategies utilised in its work. It is a social wing of the Archdiocese of Goa which works in all sections of the State of Goa. The main areas of work included local self-governance, employment and livelihoods, environment and ecology, health, tourism and communalism.
|SR. NO.||PROJECT/ PROCESS||PARTNERS|
|1||PREPARED & PROPOSED A MODEL ‘TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 2012’ WITH OTHER EXPERTS||DEPARTMENT FOR GOVERNANCE|
|2||WORKED WITH VARIOUS TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS I.E. SMEs, TAXI OPERATORS, SHACK OWNERS, LOCAL VENDORS FOR POLICY CHANGES & FAIR TRADE PRACTICES||CENTRE FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM|
|3||PREPARED & PROPOSED A MODEL ‘GOA POLICE ACT 2010’ WITH OTHER EXPERTS||COMMONWEALTH HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE|
|4||WORKED ON PREPARING A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOMENT PARTICIPATORY PLAN FOR THE VILLAGE OF AGONDA GOA ALONG WITH A TEAM||PRATT UNIVERSITY & GOA COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE|
|5||RELIEF WORK FOR CANACONA FLOODS||LOCAL PARISH GROUPS|
|6||WORKED WITH THE ‘PEOPLES SOCIAL MOVEMENTS’ IN GOA AGAINST SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES, REGIONAL PLAN 2011, NATIONAL HIGHWAY 17, COASTAL CONSERVATION (CRZ/ CMZ), LAND ACQUISITION.||LOCAL GROUPS|
|7||WORKED ON SPATIAL & SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLANNING FOR THE VILLAGE OF VERNA||VILLAGERS OF VERNA|
|8||ORGANISED PRESS CONFERENCES & BREIFINGS||WORK|
|9||FORMED PARISH SOCIAL APOSTOLATE FORUMS (PSAFs) – LOCAL GROUPS TO TAKE UP SOCIAL ISSUES||VILLAGES OF GOA|
|10||CONDUCTED VARIOUS CAPACITY BUILDING & TRAINING WORKSHOPS||SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, COMMUNITY LEVEL|
ATMAVISHWAS JUNE. 2006 T0 MAY. 2007
VERNA – GOA – INDIA
An Organisation working to create equal environments for Adults with Special Needs by exploring opportunities for self- learning and employment. Imparting skills and building linkages for effective integration in society
HEWLETT PACKARD –FINANCE OPERATIONS JUNE 2003 T0 MAY 2004
BANGALORE – KARNATAKA – INDIA
Financial Operations branch of Hewlett Packard working on the Accounts processes in various sectors of the world.
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences: Field Investigator for the project of Mapping and Review of Child Care Institutions in Maharashtra and Goa. (May 2016)
- Turn the Tide Foundation: Organisational Development and Strategic Planning for the setting up of the Foundation. (March 2016)
- Atmavishwas Trust: Course Content preparation and Implementation of a Baking Assistant Course for Adults with Special Needs (February 2016 till date)
- Centre for Responsible Tourism: Consultant to the Core Committee to develop strategic plans for action oriented interventions in response to the present tourism model. (Oct 2012 till Aug 2013).
- Tourism Concern, UK and the Centre for Responsible Tourism: Principle researcher on the study of ‘Reclaiming Water Rights – towards an Equitable Social Contract’ under the Water in Equity programme, UK. (June 2011 to October 2011). Full report available on http://csjpgoa.org/research/projectwater.pdf.
- South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs): Content and copy editor for a publication ‘My Foray into interdisciplinary Water Education’ focusing on structural changes to water resource knowledge systems through an interdisciplinary approach to understanding water resources issues. Full report available on http://saciwaters.org/pdfs/sawa%20fellow.pdf
GOVERNING BODY MEMBER:
- Caritas – Goa: Member of the Governing Body of Caritas- Goa (at present).
- Council for Social Justice and Peace: Member of the Central Committee of CSJP (at present)
- Masters in Social Work (Part I),College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai University
- Bachelor’s degree in Commerce – Financial Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics, Goa University (April ‘03)
- Certificate Course in Peace & Conflict Studies, Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Mumbai (Aug 2009)
- Certificate Course in Environmental Law, Sustainability Networks, Delhi (December 2008)
- Certificate Course in Information Technology (2000 – 2001)
- Trainings of Trainers programmes on: –
- Panchayati Raj – 73rd Constitutional Amendment
- Gender Equality & Equity
- Anti Human Trafficking
- Rights Based Approach
- Climate Change
- Training Programmes on:
- Sustainable Development Participatory Workshop, Agonda Goa (Jan 2010)
- Participatory Planning – decentralisation (Centre for Panchayati Raj – 2008)
- Towards Ecological and Spiritual Ways of Thinking and Living (The third Navadarshanam Workshop – August 2006)
- International Conference on “Community Care and Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Challenges in the New Millennium” organised by the College of Social Work, Mumbai (2005)
- Go – Getters Camp – 2002 (A Camp for Special Children) (May 2002)
- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp (Jan 1999)
- Career Awareness Course (Feb 1999)
- First Aid Course ( Feb 1999)
- Relief work in Canacona Flood Affected Areas, Goa, India (October 2009):
- Participated in need assessment and relief distribution activities.
- Assisted in evaluations of rehabilitation and re-structuring needs.
- Participation in Peoples Social Movements against( 2006 – 2010):
- Special Economic Zones, Regional Plan 2011, National Highway 17, Coastal Conservation, Agricultural Land Acquisition, Coastal Management Zones, Interfaith Dialogues, Alternative – Community based Tourism
- Planning for the Village of Verna: April 2009:
- Village Mapping, Spatial and socio –economic planning.
- Placement with Vatsalya Foundation, Mahalaxmi – Mumbai, organisation working with Street Children (2005 – 2006):
- Worked in the Outreach Centre on Health, Self – Learning & confidence and Non Formal Education.
- Awareness programmes with kids undertaken on self –development, health & hygiene, community building, etc.
- Conducted a 3 day residential workshop ‘ Each Light Shines’ in Marve.
- Undertook a Study on the living conditions and networks of Children Living on Streets, Mahim
- Networked with Organisations like Child line, working with the source areas.
- Block Placement, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG), Uttaranchal, India (Nov 2005 – Dec 2005)
- Undertook a comparative study on CHIRAGs interventions on Forestry and Water-shed Management in two villages.
- Was exposed to rural life in the Hills of Uttaranchal, their issues and the possible interventions. Recommendations were presented to the organization accordingly.
- Relief work in Mumbai Flood Affected Areas, Maharashtra, India (July 2005 – Aug 2005)
- Participated in need assessment and relief distribution activities
- Participated in rehabilitation efforts by helping formulate demands of the flood affected people
- Relief work in Tsunami affected Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India (Jan 2005 – Feb 2005)
- Participated in need assessment and relief distribution activities
- Presented findings to the Collector of Cuddalore district.
- Placement with Karuna Hospital Community Centre, Borivli – Mumbai ( 2004 – 2005)
- Worked with economically backward patients to avail health services of the hospital & other Government facilities
- Worked with DOTS treatment for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS patients
- Follow – up with patients
- Community work through awareness & capacity building on health issues like breast feeding, tuberculosis, cancer, HIV/AIDs & Others
- Assistance at the HIV/AIDS Rehabilitation Home for recreational and economic activities with patients & sales accordingly
- Motivation/ Perception programmes with the Staff of the Hospital
- Study on Class IV workers of the hospital and impact of Community Centres Intervention
- Project on ‘Corporate Scandals’ undertaken in fulfillment of Bachelors Degree in Commerce ( April 2003)
- Sadana, Reforestation Project, Auroville (April 2006)
- Shikshantar, Peoples Movement Rethinking Education, Udaipur – Rajasthan ( March 2006)
- Atmavishwas, Mumbai ( July 2004 – March 2006)
- Spastic Society, Bangalore (August 2003 – March 2004)
- Indymedia – Goa
- National Service Scheme (June 2000 – March 2003)
- Red Cross ( June 1998 – March 2000)
AREAS OF INTEREST:
- Natural Farming & Sustainable Alternatives
- Human Rights, Social movements, Rights based Activism and Advocacy
- Research & Documentation
- Traditional Livelihood Options
- Alternative Learning Paradigms
- Project Management: Planning, Co-ordinating, Monitoring and Evaluating projects. Undertaking feasibility studies for the viability of new and existent projects
- Research Skills: commissioning studies using action research/ qualitative research methodologies to be used for advocacy, lobbying and academic purposes.
- Computer Skills: Competent in MS Office Suite, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the Internet
- Analytical Skills: Competent in socio – economic – cultural – environmental analysis given the micro and macro variables
- Administrative Skills: Competency in co-ordinating and facilitating events/ research/ public meetings/ training programmes; drafting reports, project and funding proposals, etc.
Language Skills: Fluency in English, Konkani and Hindi. Conversant in Portuguese and Marathi