Name: Milton Sastry
We are committed to the cause of improved quality of life of the Dalits, Adivasies, and weaker sections that are the poorest, exploited and challenged in the context of discrimination and marginalization of socio-economic, educational, cultural, technical and geographical spheres of life in India. In the context of disasters (both the natural and man made) the mission of CONSIDER envisages empowered communities for reducing the impact of the disasters on their living conditions and life supporting systems. The dedication and guiding force of CONSIDER is that the empowered people of the disadvantaged and vulnerable communities are in the mainstream of the society in process of appropriate models of development and sustained human rights. CONSIDER having committed to the cause of humanitarian service, focuses the issues of Risks of the vulnerable communities in view of both the man and natural made disasters. Inadequate skills and knowledge of survival techniques, inaccessible resources and lack of opportunities further make them more marginalized in the given context of vicious cycle of the poverty; hazardous habitations; under employment, etc. It is in this context the focused programmes are related and reinforce with each other in imbibing the needed capacity and leadership among the communities enabling them in reducing the impact of the vulnerable forces and factors.