Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group

Vision and Mission

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Vision
A vibrant learning organization constantly maintaining its thematic and strategic relevance to the constantly changing  needs and aspirations of the communities it works with or for, that is able to meaningfully share the lessons of its  experience and research with other collaborating institutions and individuals in a spirit of reciprocity and mutually and  that is able to generate adequate financial, knowledge and other resources through its own means such  that it can freely  pursue its vision, mission and values, and function as an autonomous institution of repute in the areas of environmental  sustainability and ecological balance.

Programmatic Vision
Democratically governed diverse village communities in Uttar Pradesh living in a spirit of harmony and brotherhood  guided by strong cultural bonds, functioning as efficient, semi-autonomous agro-based socio-economic units, relating  with their relevant external environments on transactional basis, where in livelihood, dignity and other basic rights of all  village people-especially the economically challenged small and marginal farmers, and landless labourers, are  adequately secured through practices and institutions that rely substantially on local resources and produce, are  environmentally sustainable, and ecologically balanced.

Mission
Having acquired considerable knowledge and experience base in GEAG’s programmatic themes for almost three decades, and established workable levels of deliverable system therefore, to consolidate GEAG’s learning–conceptual as well as systemic, and the gain thereof and to upscale gender sensitive interventions-laterally as well as in-depth as resource, networking and advocacy institution, by upgrading futurist knowledge, skills and competencies, and securing higher degree of financial self-reliance, with a view to becoming sustainable and more effectively realizing GEAG’s programmatic mission.

Programmatic Mission
Using GEAG’s success, experiences and proven development models for promoting livelihood of economically challenged agriculture-based communities, through eco-sustainable agriculture methods and technologies, to refine and scale-up interventions through diverse roles, such as:

 

  • Multipliers of existing development models in vaster areas and communities.
  • Developers of networks of farmers for mutual help and more economical impacts;
  • Promoters of networks alliances and coalition among like-minded NGOs for advocacy, and for collaborative partnerships towards wider and sustainable programmatic impacts.
  • Disseminators of experience based know-how to other development organisation, in the mode of a resource and/ or support organisation maintaining gender equity policy advocacy as important crosscutting themes.