THP-India's October 2010 Update to the Global Board
The following are highlights from April-October 2010 from The Hunger Project-India:
1. In July 2010, we signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) for "Strengthening Women's Political Leadership in Local Governance" in five states of India. The first installment of US$500,000, amounting to 70 percent of the annual budget, has been received and distributed to participating states.
2. In May 2010, Karnataka held Gram Panchayat elections. Strengthening Women's Leadership in the Electoral Process (SWEEP) held a pre-election campaign in 53 blocks of the state in partnership with seven community-based organizations (CBOs) and Gram Panchayat Elected Women's Federation of Karnataka (SUGRAMA), and our state-level federation for elected women representatives (EWRs).
3. In September 2010, the new President/CEO of The Hunger Project, Mary Ellen McNish, visited THP-India along with Executive Vice President John Coonrod. The THP-India team updated the new President on its strategies and interventions.
4. We commissioned a review of the past nine years of work in the field. This evaluation aimed to assess our strategies to sharpen programmatic interventions in the coming years