Participants:Project-relevant government officials, media persons, academia and experts, specially lawyers, economists and research institutions, media persons and CSOs.
Objective: Launching the project at state level.
Timeframe: April or May, 2005.
Methodology: A half-day panel discussion involving state government officials from agriculture and textiles, a media person and a CSO representative. Other participants would also belong to similar backgrounds.
Each of the state partners will conduct a project launch meeting at the state level in April/May, 2005.
All the project partners have completed their state launch meetings. Following table shows the dates in each state.
|State||Date of Holding the Meeting|
|Andhra Pradesh||May 16, 2005|
|Karnataka||April 23, 2005||Maharastra||July 30, 2005||Orissa||July 13, 2005||Rajasthan||April 14, 2005||Tamil Nadu||April 22, 2005|
|Uttar Pradesh||May 21, 2005|
|West Bengal||May 13, 2005|
Each partner during its state launch meeting identified certain key issues for advocacy. These will be taken up by each partner with the concerned stakeholder(s) during the course of the project.
- Project launch cum training workshop
- State launch meetings
- Field Work in Rajasthan and West Bengal
- Outreach meetings
- Workshops targeting state level officials
- Media workshops
- National seminar
- Advocacy workshop at the state level for STPC and at the national level for NTPC
- Outreach tools
- Briefing Papers
- E- group and e- list
- Sixth WTO ministerial conference
- Additional activities