• Key Resource Centre

    Lead Key Resource Centre for Water and Sanitation, Government of India

  • Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)

    A leading consulting firm working on scale to build capacities to create ODF communities, using the approach nationally and globally

  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR)

    Preparation of long term training and capacity building strategy, district disaster risk reduction plans, carrying out reviews and strategic planning for international networks and Bilateral and Multi-lateral agencies

  • WASH – Water Sanitation and Hygiene

    Designing, planning and managing interventions, national level studies, reviews, capacity building initiatives, creating operation and maintenance systems

  • Sustainable Livelihoods

    Technical support to state governments and non government organisations to plan, strategize and implement programs for Income Generation activities and women empowerment

  • Media Unit

    Media Division, was started in 2004 with the intention of producing quality audio-visual documentation of Knowledge Links’ work in the development

Knowledge Links is a rich pool of professionals having extensive experience and expertise of dealing with designing, planning and managing interventions on innovative community driven projects in various sectors, particularly disaster risk reduction (DRR), water supply and sanitation, urban governance, rural and urban livelihoods and reproductive health

WHAT WE DO

Capacity Building

KL specialiszes in providing customised capacity building services to a wide range of clients and partners including national and state governments, multi-lateral and bi-lateral development aid agencies and national and international NGOs. These services are in the form of training, technical assistance and handholding as per emerging needs and demand of different development partners including communities.

Review & Evaluation

KL specializes in carrying out reviews and evaluations for organisations, programs, projects and innovative development initiatives. We approach all review and evaluation assignments as an exercise in strategic learning and action.

Research

Formative research of a wide variety has been one of the functional domains of KL since inception. Most of our research assignments lead to some action on the ground. We specialize mainly in qualitative studies, though most of our research projects include both quantitative and qualitative data generation and analysis.

COVERAGE

Knowledge Links has worked with Government of India, State Governments of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
Internationally we have worked in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, USA, Sri Lanka, Nepal & South Africa.

PROJECT UPDATES

Mason Training 1

Supporting Organisation for capacity building & mentoring on CLTS for making Open Defecation Free Urban Local Bodies in Murshidabad

,06th July 2017

Training of CLTS resource persons, capacity development of the ULBs members to expand the pool of expertise available to provide quality CLTS training in the ULBs. Followed with, series customised training for creating a pool of master masons with the expertise of working in an urban context. Mentoring and handing holding support for upscaling the CLTS work on the field were provided.

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Implementing Mission Nirmal Bangla in Cooch Behar District (ODF PLUS)

,06th July 2017

Accelerating community mobilisation for achieving ODF with capacity building at every level. Supporting the district throughout the process of ODF verification & declaration in all gram panchayats. Provide assistance, expertise and executing strategies for Solid-Liquid Waste Management & Menstrual Hygiene in the district with proper hand holding support.

Capacity Building on CATS and IPC for SBM (G) Implementation in Khagaria, Supaul, Vaishali districts of Bihar

,06th July 2017

Training of CLTS/CATS resource persons, capacity development of the community members to expand the pool of expertise available to provide quality CATS/ CLTS training in the states. Hand holding support in the field to supervise and monitor newly trained CATS/CLTS resource persons.

Capacity building services on CLTS/CATS

,23rd December 2015

Scope of the work: Training of CLTS/CATS resource persons, capacity development of the members of the faculty of learning institute to expand the pool of expertise available to provide quality CATS/ CLTS training in the states. Hand holding support in the field to supervise and monitor newly trained CATS/CLTS resource persons.

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Providing technical support for implementation of CLTS approach in creating ODF blocks (Raigarh, Tamnar) in Raigarh district

,16th October 2015

Jindal Group through its CSR funds is supporting this initiative where the personnnel from District Line departments trained and handheld to implement the CLTS approach and facilitating creation of ODF villages in the target blocks.

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Provide Support for capacity building on CLTS for elimination ODF

,16th October 2015

As a scale up measure after successfully creating a buy-in for CLTS approach in the state, UNICEF, Raipur has engaged KL to train personnel across the 27 districts in the state, in the use of CLTS approach to successfully eliminate open defecation across the state.

District Disaster Management Plans (DDMP)

,16th October 2015

KL is providing technical assistance for the preparation of multi-hazard district disaster management plans (DDMP) across four districts of Jamui, Munger, Lakhisarai and Sheikhpura in Bihar. The assignment is commissioned by Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA) as part of a larger initiative to help all the 38 districts in Bihar have multi-hazard DDMPs , as envisaged by National Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Identification, Capacity Building & Mentoring of Support Organization on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

,16th October 2015

DFID supported initiative in 12 Districts in Bihar, involves developing a screening Mechanism for selection of Support Organizations, training them in CLTS approach and management of water supply facilities created in the target habitations and creation of ODF habitations.

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Implementation support of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Cooch Behar

,15th October 2015

To support the district administration by providing techical as well as management support for implementation. Capacity building activites and providing handing holding is on progress. The project aims at creating ODF GPs in CoochBehar.

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Institutional Strengthening and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) , Malda

,15th October 2015

This UNICEF supported initiative in Malda aims at building up a local team and building their capacities for CLTS roll out in the block; CLTS orientation workshops with local administration and concerned departments in order to arrive at consensus on strategy; enhancing their lead role and capacities; triggering communities on scale to facilitate the resolve and collective local action to become open defecation free (ODF)and fully sanitized communities. 1

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