We work very closely with state and national-level government bodies on value chain, skill building and promoting entrepreneurship.
It includes designing, developing, and implementing the projects. We do it by bringing key stakeholders and scaling up projects through convergence of resources and technical expertise.
ICCo’s strengths lies in program design and implementation, market linkage , technology transfer, monitoring and evaluation, deploying financial instruments, and in fostering cooperation between government, civil society and the private sector.
We are working in collaboration with North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) as a technical support organization (TSO) and set up a Value Chain Cell (VCC) in the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim. The key aim is to mobilize poor communities in 8 districts across 4 states – Nagaland, Sikkim, Mizoram and Tripura – and increase their economic and livelihoods opportunities through strategic interventions to build value chains in selected livelihoods sub-sectors.
Another example is working with Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) for the Government’s Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), a livelihoods empowerment program for rural women in Jharkhand. As a co-implementer, ICCo supported on the program design and in the implementation of value chain interventions.
Currently we are developing a piggery value chain development in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in Assam. This is a project by Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission.