(Foundation for Participatory Learning and Action Network)
PLAN Foundation is a non-profit making organization dedicated for bringing rural prosperity through Research and Studies, Trainings and Capacity Building, Technical Support & Intervention of Appropriate Rural Technology and Institutional Networking in the National and Global Perspective. Founded in 1998, Foundation has the expertise in different fields and capacity to undertake ventures of Research and Analysis, Training & Capacity Building, Programme Planning and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Developmental and Socio-Economic projects.
The primary focus areas of the Foundation are Rural Entrepreneurship Development, Capacity Building and Training of Local Self Governance Institutions and Strengthening of Panchayat Raj System, Watershed Development, Project Planning and Management, Comprehensive Health Care, Vocational Education, Interventions of Appropriate Rural Technologies, CBOs/NGOs Management and Networking, Social Forestry, Medicinal Plants and Herbal Gardening, Animal Husbandry and Stray Cattle Rehabilitation, SHG Strengthening and Micro-finance, Micro Insurance, Tourism Promotion, Disaster Management, Clean Development Mechanism, Agri-Horti Practices and Organic Farming, Alternative Energy.
All round development of communities requires a combination of participatory eefforts and approach. PLAN is a collective effort for sustainable development and dedicated to create enduring prosperity and to improve the quality of life through technology promotion, research, capacity building and promotion of community ownership. To ensure that the benefits of development reach the poor in particular, and people in general, it is necessary that different agencies working for development pool their strengths and become partners.