UAA Promoted Samudram Project is the Receipient of "UN Equator Initiative Award 2010" for Reducing Poverty Through the Conservation & Sustainable use of Biodiversity, Samudram also Conferred with "Godfrey Philips Bravery Award 2011" for Women's Empowerment

Vision . . .

Establishing a non-exploitative, gender and human rights sensitive, environment friendly, hunger free and self-reliant healthy society in Odisha.

Mission . . .

• Organising the poor to assert their rights.
• Enabling the disadvantaged sections to protect and promote their livelihood.
• Empowering women by providing Non-formal & Formal education, Skill training and promotion of micro enterprise.
• Enabling the needy to improve their quality of life.
• Lobbying and advocacy with Government policy makers and planners for people friendly development strategy.

Objectives . . .

Enabling the marginalised communities especially women to lead a dignified life by improving their economic status through gainful employment, establishing micro-enterprise, improved living conditions, gender/ human rights sensitised and environment friendly society.

Focus groups and partners . . .

UAA works with Marine fisher folk, Tribal, Dalits (Scheduled castes), Urban Slum Dwellers, and other backward castes in Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsingpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak & Balasore districts of Odisha.

UAA has worked in collaboration with the Government, UNICEF, UNFPA, CWS, SD Tata Trust, and International donor agencies like ActionAid, OXFAM-GB, Water Aid, IGSSS, CAA, Practical Action, CEBEMO, etc. since 80's for ushering a better quality of life for the marginalised sections of the society.

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