insecurity, conflicts around these and the status of natural
resource management, is one of the major factors contributing
to vulnerability of those who are most oppressed. Equitable,
qualitative, quantitative, reliable distribution of natural
resources along with management rights for sustainability
of these resources, leads to secured and dignified livelihood
of the vulnerable community. Hence, Utthan focuses on
the community's rights and its active participation for
sustainable management of their basic natural resources,
on which these livelihoods depend.
Livelihood security and INRM is the key to Gender Empowerment,
peace and for improved quality of life. Thus, Utthan's
focus has been in helping the communities to augment
access and establish gender sensitive management systems
for equitable and sustainable natural resources supported
through diverse livelihood option.