The ProGlo research programme actively collaborates with key national and local stakeholders in the study regions, including NGOs, civil society organisations, government bodies, local educational institutions, and other relevant organisations and persons. Several of the stakeholders listed on this page participated in the proposal development workshop held in January 2009, before the inception of the programme. Some of the other stakeholders listed below were identified by ProGlo PhD students and other team members during the course of their research – including organisations and individuals who were involved and helped them in various ways. In addition, the team has forged links with key stakeholders in the international and national-level policy arenas, and with networks and associations of Indian diasporic communities involved in developmental activities in India.
Meetings with stakeholders were organised in the three regions in January 2012, and final dissemination meetings are planned for the period towards the end of the programme. Stakeholder involvement will aid in the dissemination and application of the final research findings. To know more about each of our stakeholders, please click on their names below.
Urban Research Centre
The Urban Research Centre (Bangalore) is a non-profit organisation working on action research projects on urbanisation. The organisation's vision is to 'contribute to a responsible civil society and responsive governance in the urban areas of Coastal and Capital regions of Karnataka'.
Valored collaborates with government schools to improve the quality of education provided to children in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts. The organisation concentrates on community participation and training programmes for teachers along with other aspects contributing to the betterment of the educational system. Mangalore, Karnataka
Vishwa Gujarati Samaj
The Vishwa Gujarati Samaj is an organisation linking members of the Gujarati community across the globe. It attempts not only to promote communal unity among diasporic Gujaratis and Gujaratis settled within India but also to preserve the ‘cultural heritage’ of the community. The organisation also undertakes projects to fulfil its ‘social, cultural, educational and humanitarian’ objectives.
Jalaram Seva Trust
The Jalaram Seva Trust, based in the UK, organises the celebration of specific festivals (Ganesh Chaturthi). The organisation has also constructed a temple which provides one free meal every day to all those who visit. Dharmaj, Gujarat
The Erin Foundation focuses on development-oriented projects. Some of their initiatives include: leadership training programmes for children, organic farming, and the improvisation on the crude cooking stove to reduce the emission of excessive smoke.
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) seeks to connect diasporic Indians with their country of origin. It is involved in endeavours with overseas Indians concerning the promotion of trade and investment, emigration, education, culture, health, and science and technology. Headed by a Cabinet Minister, the MOIA consists of the following functional service divisions to aid in the execution of its wide range of services:
Vahora International Institute of Excellence
The Vahora International Institute of Excellence is a non-profit organisation in Mahemdabad (central Gujarat). The Institute opened a Child and Youth Development centre and a primary health clinic in 2011. It works towards greater 'youth participation, women’s empowerment and strengthening good citizenship'.