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G-1, 200 Azad Society,
Ahmedabad 380 015.
Gujarat (India)
Tel : +91-79-26746145, 26733296
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About Us
UNNATI - Organisation for Development Education is a voluntary non-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act (1860) in 1990. It is our aim to promote social inclusion and democratic governance so that the vulnerable sections of society are empowered to effectively and decisively participate in mainstream development and decision making processes.
It is an issue based, strategic educational support organization working in Western India with people’s collectives, NGOs, elected representatives in local governance and the government. Collaborative research, public education, advocacy, direct field level mobilisation and implementation with multiple stakeholders are the key instruments of our work. The interventions span from the grassroot level to policy level environment in ensuring basic rights of citizens. In this, inspiration is drawn from the struggles of the vulnerable and strength from our partners. Presently, all the activities are organised around the following programme centres.
Presently, all the activities are organised around the following programme centres:
Social Inclusion and Empowerment
Civic Leadership Governance and Social Accountability
Social Determinants of Disaster Risk Reduction
UNNATI has completed 25 years of providing educational support in Gujarat and 16 years in Rajasthan. During 1990-95, UNNATI played the role of a capacity building support institution. The key thematic areas of support were participatory planning, evaluation and organizational management.

During 1995-2000, along with the above a shift was made to address a variety of emerging issues i.e. rising communalism, drought management and adverse impact of liberalization. Thus UNNATI began to play a pro-active role in development education, in addressing major macro issues, focusing the activities on research, documentation and advocacy.

UNNATI also became a member of Network of Collaborating regional Support Organisations (NCRSOs). NCRSO is an informal network of support organizations in India committed to promote participation and gender equity in social development. The network is being coordinated by PRIA New Delhi and it continued till 2000.

After the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and 2002 communal riots, UNNATI was involved in relief and rehabilitation. From 2001 to 2005 the major focus was on rehabilitation work with the affected groups.

Prior to this in 1999 with the help of three external evaluators a formal review was undertaken. The main purpose of this review was to identify strategic issues and re-craft the strategy with a view to achieve greater focus and relevance in the coming years. Finally in 2006, an internal strategic reviewe was undertaken and three programme centres were developed.

Prof. Debi Prasad Mishra (Chairperson)
Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)
P. B. No. 60, Anand,
Kheda 389 001. Gujarat.
Dr. Lata Kachwaha (Member)
Joint Coordinator
Society to Uplift Rural Economy (SURE)
Post Box No. 29 Gurudwara Road
Barmer 344 001. Rajasthan.
Ms. Sophia Khan (Member)
Latif Khan Pipewala
Shahi Masjid Compound
Dhudeshwar, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Binoy Acharya (Member Secretary)
UNNATI – Organisation for Development Education
216, Azad Society,
Ahmedabad 380 015. Gujarat
Ms. Sharmishtha Jagawat (Member)
Asst. Director
Sadguru Water and Development Foundation
P. O. 71, Near R.T.O. Naka, Dahod,
Panchamahal 389 151. Gujarat
Ms. Mona C. Anand (Member)
KG-1/555, Vikas Puri
New Delhi 110 018
Dr. Rajesh Tandon (Emeritus Chair)
42, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi 110 062
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