Over the years, Madhyam’s mode of engagement has remained three fold; (1) direct action projects (2) network projects (3) need based capacity building & technical support. There are widely held perceptions that small holder operations cannot be sustained and does not offer solutions to the needs of the poor. Madhyam Foundation’s thrust has been to dispel such myths through appropriate programming in small holder operations – be it agriculture, livestock or any other livelihood activities. Madhyam has been able to effectively leverage financial resources from several stakeholders and dovetailed these resources efficiently into the livelihoods financing at the household level.
Participant Profile: Subrat Kumar Singhdeo (Executive Director)
Subrat holds a Masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has completed certificate courses on enterprise promotion and universalizing socio-economic security for the poor from Harvard University, USA and Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands, respectively. He worked as the Executive Director of RGVN (a national level funding agency sponsored by IFICI, IDBI and NABARD), Guwahati prior to setting up the Madhyam Foundation in 2004. He has executed more than 60 consulting assignments for national and international agencies such as the Ford Foundation, Lutheran World Relief, OXFAM, Action Aid, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. Subrat has also, co-authored a book on Human Security: From concept to Practice, published by World Scientific, Singapore (2011).