1. PACS – A DFID Programme:
The Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), in partnership with civil society. PACS helps the socially excluded communities to claim their rights and entitlements more effectively. PACS focuses on the socially excluded groups, including the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Muslims, women and people living with disabilities. This seven-year programme (2009-2016) aims to support the CSOs in promoting inclusive local, district and state policies, programmes and institutions. It focuses on areas of livelihood, education, health and nutrition in gender and rights perspectives.
The PACS programme is being implemented in 90 districts across 7 states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. The PACS programme is managed by the IFIRST Consortium (Indian Forum for Inclusive Response and Social Transformation). The management consultants for the programme is a consortium of five organizations, led by Christian Aid with Caritas India, Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF), Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) and Access Development Services.
One of the key interventions of the PACS programme is focused on empowering CBOs to engage with duty bearers systematically and keep their struggles for increased uptake of rights and entitlements alive.
2. Terre Des Hommes Suisse:
Terre des hommes, also Terre des Hommes (Land of People, literally, Land of Men) is an international charitable humanitarian federation which concentrates on children’s rights. It was founded in 1959 and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Terre des hommes campaigns for more equitable relationships between the countries of the northern and southern hemispheres, without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. The organization is named after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1939 philosophical memoir “Terre des hommes” (English title: Wind, Sand and Stars).
Several independent organizations co-exist under the name of Terre des hommes and work together under the aegis of the International Federation of Terre des hommes (IFTDH). The various national organizations of Terre des hommes met in 1966 to form the International Federation of Terre des hommes, headquartered in Geneva.
Today, eleven organizations in Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Syria belong to the Federation. An important part of the IFTDH’s work is as a consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Hence, the Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of eleven national organizations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development.
3. IL&FS – Education & Technology Services:
IL&FS EDUCATION is IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited (IL&FS EDUCATION), an Institution promoted by Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS). It primarily operates in the education domain with an evolution in the arena of social infrastructure, ICT Development and e-Governance. In keeping with the changing perspectives and global trends, IL&FS EDUCATION is focusing on public-private partnerships in various sectors, such as Infrastructure, Education, e-Governance, Health, etc. IL&FS EDUCATION would offer comprehensive and complete solutions in the above areas.
IL&FS ETS has received a Grant-in-aid from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) towards the management of the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) Program. It is under the Rolling Continuation Channel (RCC-2) and the Principal Recipients intends to apply a part of the proceeds of the said grant made available to it, to engage eligible Sub Recipients for services.