Our Mission

CSD, as dynamic partner with other communities, committed towards the development of people’s capacity to improve and sustain their social, cultural, health, education, economic and environmental well being.

The commitment of Centre for Social Development with the marginalized section of the population in this part of the world is further being re-enforced because of the changing local political, socio-economic scenario, which is very complex, by the global political conflicts and economic restructuring. It is also crucial to look into the nation state relationship in the context of minority and indigenous population. Many times, we in CSD ask ourselves this question, “ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK OR DO WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR STRATEGY? ”

The journey of CSD to bring justice to the poor and the deprived population has a unique experience of ups and downs because of external forces. However, the core challenges are unable to be affected by these external forces. Our effort to build-up the capacity of the people and process it in the form of people organization in different parts of the state has gained the confidence of CSD team and other key important stakeholders to move forward.

The people of Manipur are still learning to survive in the serious problem of ethnic political identity and its armed struggle and the deeper impact of drugs and HIV/AIDS. The minds of various ethnic communities are divided, which leads to weakening the collective challenges against injustice. The problem does not remain confined to the people in Manipur; it also spreads across the sub region in this part of the world.

The Northeast India comprises of eight states namely, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. These states are located at the extreme northeast corner of India having its wide range of international border with China and Bhutan on the north, Burma in the east and Bangladesh in the Southwest. The region has various ethnic indigenous communities having different socio economic and political problems.

On the one hand, the People in the region are facing the acute problem of arms conflict and struggle for their political process. On the other hand, large number of population in the Brahmaputra Valley is affected by flood every year, which turned the lives more miserable. Another critical dimension of development is that Northeast states are deprived of development process for the last five decades, which makes the poor and powerless people more marginalized. Because of the political struggle in various states in the region, it is difficult for development. The challenge is how to make a difference in the lives of marginalized people with their response within the democratic and nonviolent framework.
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