Gender Budgeting

1. Online State-Level Workshop On Gender Budgeting and Livelihoods from 8th February to 10th February 2021

Dr. K. K. Tripathy, IES Director VAMNICOM & Dr. Manisha Paliwal, Head, Centre for Gender Studies, VAMNICOM inaugurated the online program. 64 participants attended it. 

2. Online Regional Level Training prog. on Gender Budgeting. (24-26 Feb. 2021)

The online program was inaugurated by. Chetna Sinha, Founder, and Chairperson, Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation, and Dr. K. K. Tripathy, IES, Director, VAMNICOM. It was attended by the participants from the Rajasthan AP, Srinagar, Manipur Nagaland, UK, Karnatak, MP, CG, Jammu, HP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Delhi, and TN States. A total of 99 participants benefited from the training program. 

3. Online Training Programme on Gender Budgeting (District & Panchayat Level) 22/03/2021–24/03/2021

The Inaugural session was graced by Mr Sachin Bhagat, Director, OSDF, Pune. The event started with outlining the basic framework of the workshop by Dr Manisha Paliwal, Programme Director & Professor VAMNICOM. 40 participants attended it. Dr Manisha Paliwal briefed the audience about the various capacity-building initiatives of the Institute and the activities of the centre for the academic year 2018-19 and 2019 – 20 and also shared the importance of greater knowledge management in the area of Gender Budgeting which can be a powerful tool to address gender-related issues of the country. The following sessions were conducted by dignitaries –

Introduction to Gender, Concepts, and Why Gender-based discrimination prevalent in Society – Gender roles

Mr. Chayan Pardhi, Director – OSDF

Gender Budgeting Conceptual Framework


Mr. Sachin Bhagat, Director – OSDF

Inclusive Growth through Sustainable Livelihoods

Mr. Sachin Bhagat, Director – OSDF

Gender and Agriculture 


Dr. Shivaji Argade, Scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai 


Entry Point Tools for Gender Budgeting with reference to District and Village

Mr. Sachin Bhagat, Director – OSDF

Gender Justice

Dr. Jyothi Pawar, Advocate and Social Expert

Role of Civil Society Organizations in Gender Budgeting

Mr. Chayan Pardhi, Director – OSDF

4. Awareness Raising & Capacity Building on Gender Budgeting” (25/02/2020 – 27/02/2020)

VAMNICOM, in coordination with OSDF, conducted a State Level Training Programme on “Awareness Raising & Capacity Building on Gender Budgeting from 25th -27th February 2020. OSDF played a crucial role in mobilizing the participants for the workshop. Dr K.K Tripathy, Director VAMNICOM. Inaugurated the programme. Sachin Bhagat, Consultant and Gender Budgeting expert and Mrs Lata Sonawane, Gender Budgeting Expert, participated in the workshop as resource persons. A total of 63 participants across Maharashtra participated in this programme. Participants visited Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank, Dhayari, Pune as a part of the field visit. Topics like the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Gender Budgeting, Mainstreaming Gender in Agriculture and Allied Areas, Basic Gender Concepts, & Conceptual Framework etc. were discussed in this programme.

5. Training Programme on Gender Budgeting (District & Panchayat Level) — (17.03.2020 to 19.03.2020)

Balika Din Celebration & Scholarship Event –
On 3rd January 2023, the occasion of Balika Din  &  birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, We at OSDF announced a scholarship Programme for needy rural girls, initially, the scholarship was given to 7 needy and Academically sound girls, one girl who is from Karanjvihire village, secured 90% marks in HSC science stream now doing GNM course which lost her father in childhood and continuing her education taking financial assistance from others she is awarded the scholarship amount which is  50% of her tuition fees. Almost 130 villagers attended the event.