Jharkhand Forum is an easiest accessible public forum, where everyones voices / thoughts / ideas / opinions / experiences / suggestions are heard without any intermediate moderation. It invites you to share anything on developments issues and welcome your active participation in discussions.
Jharkhand Forum is the part of JHARKHAND (an independent non-profit organization). For more info about it please visit at www.jharkhand.org.in
The name of Jharkhand Forum is kept after the name of its mother organization JHARKHAND.
Jharkhand Forum was founded in 2005
Jharkhand Forum is the first forum of its kind in Eastern part of India i.e. known as Jharkhand Region (Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas).
Focus Issues -
Its focussed on Developments issues that include - Industrial Displacements, Adivasi, Dalit, Mines, Minerals, Environment, Health, Education, Naxal, Poverty, Corruption, Governance, Crime, Forest and Socio-Economic Development etc.
Geographical Coverage of our focussed Issues
Entire India with special focus on Jharkhand Region but, issues wise it will go broader such as if we say Adivasi then its for entire Adivasi (South Asian or Indian subcontinent tribes) communities. But not the tribes of America, Australia and Africa etc and if we say Industrial Displacements then its for Industrial Displacements in entire India.
Members Backgrounds -
Jharkhand Forums members are from all kind of Professions including Development Professionals, Researchers, Writers, News Reporters, University Students, Govt. of India's officers, Policy makers, NGOs and NRIs etc.
Jharkhand Forums membership is free and open to all individuals and Organizations.
Memberships size -
By Aug 2008 it was 10,000.
It can be access at www.jharkhand.org.in/members
Geographical Region of Membership -
Language of communication -
English but, sometimes message in local language of Jharkhand Region will be passed in order to promote them and translation will be provided if it is requested by any member.
Sharing information among its members through the website, blog, email groups and an e-newsletter, facilitate debate and discussion and raise awareness and understanding.
Facilitating networking among students, academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners involved in development, within and beyond India;
Facilitating mutually beneficial relationships and meaningful cooperation between the academic community and development professionals, including policy-makers, civil society groups, and development NGOs;
Fostering active links with the media, especially with journalists focusing on development issues and challenges;
Jharkhand Forum recently accepted proposal to host the annual meeting of its members to discuss and debate development issues.
To join Jharkhand Forum
Please, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at Egroups.com/list/Jharkhand