Working in the space between Government and civil society allows SAFAR to bring people with complementary strengths together in order to co-produce institutions and mechanisms of social accountability. We believe that the means are as important as the ends and by playing the role of an independent facilitator that brings government and civil society groups together to further a common agenda of social accountability, we hope to contribute to the discipline of social accountability itself, in theory and practice.
Our collaborators include:
Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS)
A workers and peasants organization based in Rajasthan that has been a part of the non-party political process in India since 1990. It has led the campaign for the Right to Information Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
The Thma u Rangli Juki (TUR)
A progressive peoples group in Meghalaya that works on rights of unorganized workers and institutionalizing decentralized participatory democracy.
Grameena Kooli Karmikara Sangathane (GRAKOOS)
GRAKOOS is a community based organisation of agriculture workers whose key focus areas are effective implementation of NREGA, access to social welfare schemes and entitlements, greater participation in local governance mechanisms and addressing women’s rights issues.
National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation for Construction Labour (NCC-CL)
A national network of major unions and organizations working on promoting the rights of construction workers. The NCC-CL led the public campaign for the passage of the Building and other Construction Workers’ Act.
Soochna Evum Rozgar Adhikar Abhiyan
A consortium of more than 80 movements, campaigns, NGOs and activists of Rajasthan that works on issues of transparency, public accountability and access to rights.
A network of more than 100 organizations and groups across twenty states, advocating for universal old age pension and the right to a dignified pension.
National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI)
A national campaign of RTI activists and groups set up to protect and strengthen the citizens’ right to information.
NREGA Sangharsh Morcha
National platform of workers collectives, unions, organizations and individuals engaged in public action on the NREGA.
Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan
Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan is a registered trade union of unorganised sector workers, mobilizing rural poor in Bihar to demand better services from the government and to get the existing entitlements as laid down by the various legislations.
Peoples Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG)
A coalition of peoples’ organizations, activists, journalists, lawyers and academicians that came together to advocate for a right to employment guarantee, and now attempts to play the role of a coalition exercising oversight on its implementation on the ground.
School for Democracy (SFD)
Based in Rajasthan the SFD promotes the development of effective tools of political education for strengthening our participatory democracy.
Citizens’ Voluntary Initiative For The City Of Bangalore (CIVIC)
Based in Bengaluru, CIVIC works on strengthening processes of urban governance, decentralization and citizen participation.
Works directly with marginalized communities such as those in the mountain regions, tribes and communities adversely affected by mining and industrialization to empower them to access their rights and facilitate due process.
Foundation for Ecological Security
Based in Anand, Gujarat it works towards ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources in ecologically fragile, degraded and marginalized regions of the country through collective efforts of the village community.