In order to develop local leadership in the water and sanitation sector, this project will identify 4 young leaders and rigorously train and mentor them to take on and design community-led solutions to water security problems in North Karnataka. These young professionals will be exposed to developmental frameworks and live examples of development models. They will be trained in understanding the needs of communities through participatory interactions, assessing existing water and sanitation risks, identifying potential demand for safe water and sanitation, and designing participatory action plans for solving problems.
SCOPE aims to mobilise and empower the rural community, especially the poor, women, and other marginalized groups, to identify, prioritize, and design solutions to problems with their livelihoods, natural resources, and quality of life. It is committed to participatory, equitable, and holistic processes in its development interventions.