Founded in 1994 by a group of development professionals from diverse fields to basically provide techno-managerial support to other organizations operating in the development sector.
SPADE has been empanelled by the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Rural Development, Government of India; Society for Self Employment of Unemployed Youth, West Bengal, constituted by the Government of West Bengal under the Department of Sports & Youth Services, Govt. of West Bengal in 2004; and is a member of the NGO Partnership System that has been promoted by the Planning Commission of India as a platform that provides space for interface between Voluntary Organizations or NGOs and key Government Ministries or Departments.
SPADE developed its technical and professional expertise in the field of Institution Building, Capacity Building, Livelihood Promotion, Awareness Promotion, Climate Change & Disaster Management and Environment Management.
Baidya Nath Paul
Major Product Portfolio of SPADE
- Institution Building at the grassroots level viz., SHGs, Sub Clusters, Clusters, Federations, etc.
- Flood early warning advocacy.
- Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Routine Immunization & Eradication of Poliomyelitis through Social Mobilization.
- Awareness Promotion among Young & Adolescent and SHG members on HIV/AIDS.
- Awareness Promotion on different Government Schemes.
- Civil Society Support Program.
- Assuring Food Security.
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28th May, 2018, Calcutta Society for Professional Action in Development (SPADE) [http://www.spadeglobal.org/] and Civil Society Academy [https://www.civilsocietyacademy.org/] organized a one day consultation at WBVHA, Kolkata [http://www.wbvha.co.in/] to exchange and interact views and ideas on “Civil Society in India: Opportunities and Challenges – Possible areas to explore”. It highlighted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which officially Read more about “Civil Society in India: Opportunities and Challenges – Possible areas to explore”[…]
SPADE received a special award from NABARD on 12 July 2017 For successful implementation and promotion of WSHG program at Purulia Commemorating 25 years of pioneering the Self Help Group Bank linkage programme in the country, the 36th Foundation Day of NABARD was celebrated on the 12th July by West Bengal Regional Office at Indian Read more about SPADE received a special award from NABARD on 12 July 2017[…]
Seminar on “Technology for Sustainable Development” A daylong illuminating event at MN Dastur Hall, IIEST on 10th June, 2017, that covered various facets of Sustainable Development, by leading experts in the field, provided a wholesome knowledge to the participants. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Ajoy Ray, Director, IIEST, who stressed on the need for Read more about Seminar on “Technology for Sustainable Development”: SPADE-IIEST-TARU-SHGPF[…]
Juginda Alor Pratiksha SHG Sangha: Sustainable rural poultry farming, Domkal block, Murshidabad district
Organic poultry farming for sustainable livelihoods of Self Help groups Case study on sustainable rural poultry farming Juginda Alor Pratiksha SHG Sangha was formed on 16-02-2010 under Domkal block of Murshidabad district. Alike any other minority-dominated agrarian village, the members of this Sangha were also mere housewives. After joining SHGs, the situation was gradually changing Read more about Juginda Alor Pratiksha SHG Sangha: Sustainable rural poultry farming, Domkal block, Murshidabad district[…]
Program sponsored by the Department of Pashimamchal Unnayan, Government of West Bengal 2nd May was the launch of Soyabeen Training Program at Purulia, of one-year duration, sponsored by the Department pf Pashimamchal Unnayan, Govt. of West Bengal. This training will go a long way towards the benefit of villagers, where rainfall is scanty and soybean Read more about Soyabeen Training Program at Purulia[…]
SPADE continues to empower the underprivileged women thru capacity building, training etc, in order to ensure a better future for them and consequently an overall improvement in the daily lives of their families. This time it was at Rajarampur, Sutahata block, Purba Midnapore under the auspices of Indian Oil Corporation, Haldia, inaugurated on 2017, by senior Read more about Indian Oil Corporation, Haldia and SPADE – Capacity Building of Women[…]
Skill Upgradation Training by SPADE at Purulia, West Bengal, on Bamboo Craft under Ambedkar Hastashilpa Jojona, under auspices of Development Commissioner, Handicrafts. 17-04-2017
It was supreme satisfaction for us when we visited the villages around Haldia, this week, noticing the dimensional changes in the villages, from a single crop farmland to multi crop, nutritional garden all thru out, a plethora of non-farm activities like tailoring, making of hand gloves, zari stitching etc., along with booming output from fisheries Read more about Field Visit by Tata Power – SPADE at Sutahata Haldia[…]
Seminar sponsored by Tata Power Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) is the social development wing of Tata Power which believes in integrating its business values and operations to meet the expectations of it’s stakeholders. Communities ranging from those villages around its plants to those employed by its contractors and suppliers, are the key stakeholders Read more about Convergence seminar at Haldia: March 3, 2017[…]
The year 2014 – 2015 has been a fruitful experience for all of us at Spade. The seeds of development sowed in the last 21 years have continued to yield good results, and we have carried on with our efforts to engage in affirmative action interventions. In its relentless endeavour to serve the community, SPADE Read more about General Secretary’s Message[…]