WHO WE ARE
We strive for a prosperous dawn with the promise of empowered communities and self sustained habitats.
Development with Commitment
The Centre for Advanced Research & Development was established in India, with Head Office at Bhopal in the State of Madhya Pradesh. CARD started by developing a strong grassroots presence in some distinct regions of Central India; namely, Gond -predominant eastern tribal region (Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh), plateau region of Malwa - agriculturally rich central India Feudal region, and Bhil predominant western tribal region, in pockets that had high incidence of poverty among scheduled castes, backward classes, and tribals. Poverty alleviation and other rural development initiatives were started in these pockets of poverty. We made a limited beginning but successfully created opportunities for livelihoods promotion. Later CARD started operations in Haryana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, reaching out to thousands of deprived households with field offices at around 27 locations across India. CARD’s expertise is its action research on development issues, and studies range across different developmental themes, covering the whole of India. The management of CARD is in the hands of committed professionals who make an exciting mix of youth and experience. The CARD faculty consists of experts from various fields, including mainstream development professionals, government officials, academicians, and enterprising individuals in private institutions. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s expertise, experience, and passion to the range of our developmental initiatives.
Our Core Competencies
WHAT WE DO - OUR APPROACH
Turning Interest Into Action
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. CARD - Center for Advanced Research and Development emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community and thus identifies itself as a development NGO working primarily on livelihoods issues in the rural sector. It also acts as a research organization and an occasional advocator of rights. CARD believes in mainstream and sustainable development and acknowledges the role of government in the overall growth and welfare. Understanding the systematic limitations of the government, we work as a facilitator of the development process rather than competing with it to have a more significant impact. The sustainability of this approach largely depends on the empowerment of the communities to participate at all levels and on demanding their entitlements. This can only be achieved by bringing in attitudinal change, disseminating knowledge, and imbibing participatory skills amongst various development stakeholders. This is where an interface is required, and this where we come in and do what we do! Of -course, we are not alone in our pursuits and have the support of our partners – corporate and the government agencies which partner with us, ushering in relief and development to the rural population. See some of our partners below.
It represents the importance of five major components of livelihood, the five j’s of Hindi script which are; Jal (water), Jangal (forest), Jameen (soil), Janvar (livestock) and Jan (human being) the balance of which enables environmental protection & sustainable development.