Message from Executive Director
As a think tank, RCDC is striving to address social problems; making critical difference to people’s lives in different poverty stricken tracts of Odisha and India, focusing on results and effectiveness. During the year, RCDC has extended its horizon, covering 1035 villages, spanning across 37 C.D Blocks in 15 districts of Odisha and some pockets in central and south Indian states. The organisation has been able to generate significant and praise-worthy achievements in its thematic domains like forest, water and land, through synchronising efforts in terms of policy research, advocacy and campaigns,field based interventions, consulting and communications. Our recent foray into climate change by way of a multi-country initiative named Paribartan has been very encouraging and so has the integration of the climate change aspect in our water programme aptly called Prayas. The details of ongoing programme activities, strategies, bearings and major accomplishments is presented here.

This has been a smooth year, in spite of many odds and turbulence, owing to the work and commitment of RCDC’s staff. I am proud of the way that the team continues to excel and to their credit; our donors have shown their determination to continue our journey in a meaningful manner.

In fact we have made some real progress against our vision this year. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities the next year brings.
Kailash Chandra Dash
Executive Director