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Panaji, January 29, 2019

Magha 9, 1940

Goa Livelihoods Forum (GLF) has organized a Roundtable discussion on Rights Based Approach to Livelihoods and Sustainability on January 29, 2019 at Auditorium 2, Maquinez Palace, ESG, Panaji.

GLF has organized A roundtable to foster in-depth deliberations operating on the premise of livelihoods and sustainability in Goa and possible solutions for tackling the issue. The Round Table on - Rights based approach to Livelihoods and Sustainability, will examine and debate the key features around human rights, livelihoods and sustainable development. It will further the discourse about livelihoods and sustainability, debates that are weak in their analysis of power relations, institutions and politics, by linking human rights perspective with sustainability and livelihoods concerns and processes, to help address these weaknesses.

The Roundtable Discussion had a panel consisting of Advocate Narendra Sawaikar, MP, South Goa, Christopher Fonseca, All India Trade Union Congress, Advocate Yatish Naik and Anuradha Joshi, Ex-Goa State Disability Commissioner was discussed and explore practical solutions on the human rights approach to succour and enhance livelihood-based development objectives. The discussion was moderated by Shri Prakash Kamat, Senior Journalist. The meet was attended by intellectuals, Senior Officials, Policy Makers, representative from media, stakeholders from NGOs, civil society organizations and youths among others.

The Roundtable is an initiative to trigger ideas, initiate discussion and debate related to human rights perspective to aid the legitimacy of key livelihoods principles including freedom, equality, well-being, participation, accountability and sustainability. It would act as an enabler of livelihood-related rights by promoting policies which increase access to them and by promoting dialogue with social movements and civil society.


Shri Charudutta Panigrahi, Mentor of Goa Livelihoods Forum said that "We hope that these ruminations call for a public action for livelihood security to enhance sustainability by reducing social and political risk; and strengthening the human rights content of public policy will create stronger and more equitable public, civil and community institutions, which will increase the capacity to cope with shocks, thus improving livelihood security.”