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WHY LOCAL

SUPPORT
ORGANISATION
LOCAL SUPPORT
ORGANISATION
Present CO/WO are very small, informal setups having
no proper structure & strategy.
they are organized around a common interest and
willing to receive services from service providers.
The number of CO/WO is ever increasing in a field
unit while SRSP has only one male and one female
social organizer.
To establish CO/WO for under taking activities at
HH & group level. In this case very few 10-15% of
CO/WO will mature into sustainable organization.


SRSP should have two pronged
strategy;
To establish sustainable organization which will be
responsible to became service providers to its
members e.g LSO.
WHAT IS LSO?
Local support organization is a secondary level
institute in which CO/WO of a particular
geographical proximity are represented with the
purpose to provide them technical & managerial
support in order to keep them active and
strengthened.
OBJECTIVES

The number of CO/WO is ever Increasing in every
district of the programme area and it is beyond
the capacity of a SO to reach them as facilitator
and catalyst. But on the other hand there are
activists in each CO/WO who have acquired social
mobilization skills after activists training. Such
people can be very helpful in overcoming this
situation. The only need is to institutionalize it.
To facilitate the CO/WO strengthening
process on continued basis
Participatory development has become a popular
Approach of many bilateral and government
programmes. This has created another opportunity
for the CO/WO to collaborate and get access to
resources. But this may not be possible for a single
CO/WO to do it and again institutionalized
efforts would be needed
To keep continue the process of
participatory development initiated
by SRSP
To ensure good governance and
conflict resolution among the
partner CO/WO.
It is natural that CO/WO will face the issues
of good governance and conflict resolution;
LSO will provide a very useful forum to
resolve these issues on the principles
of participation and democracy.
(Each district may add additional objectives keeping in view the
opportunities and constraints of the area.)
Structure of LSO

EXECTIVE
COMMITTEE
7 to --- number depends
the number of memr;
CO
WO WO CO CO


GENERAL
BODY

SOCIAL ORGANIZERS &
TECHNICIANS



Each CO/WO will nominate at least two persons
among its members by passing a resolution in
the general body meeting of the CO/WO.
The GB decides the number of members in EC and
elect the executive committee accordingly. The
important point is to think on women
representation. Whether they will join LSO with
men together or they will form it separately. In
both cases there are some fears. The men may
dominate them if they form a joint LSO or they
may not be able to run an independent LSO due
lack education, social constraints and
management skill.

Capacity Building of
LSO
Preparation of
Strategy,
strategic plans exercise,
& Development of
work plan proposal.
Financial
Assistance

Technical
Assistance
Conti.
Capacity
Building of LSO
FUNCTIONS

Strengthening of the community
organizations by attending their
meeting, conflict resolution, record
improvement, review of progress and
initiation of social and development
activities.
Help the member organization
In resource mobilization for
These projects/ programmes
and Social guidance.
Assessing the development and
capacity building needs of the
member organization and helping
them in the preparation of project
proposals.
Conti.
Create linkages of CO/WO among
themselves and with out side
organizations for taping
resources,
services. And starting of joint
ventures.

Capacity building of CO/WO
by organizing capacity
building activities like
manager
conferences, formation of
coordination forum/ alliances
and training activities.
Conti.

Special efforts to activate the
inactive/ dormant CO/WO and bring
them to the main stream of
community development.


Effective utilization of extension
workers, TBAs and other service
providers to communities by enhancing
their skills and provision of inputs and
also linking them with service providers
at the district level.


Explore opportunities for initiating in come
generating activities to achieve its own
financial sustainability. Such as lending,
marketing, enterprise development,
selling of training and handicrafts

HOW TO FORM LSO
Step-2
Step-1
Prepare yourself for the task. Make
your-self clear on the need of LSO,
its scope of work, structure and
functions and make a strategy how to
do so.
Train and educate your staff on the
subject. Create a common
understanding on the task. Go a head
slowly and gradually.
Step-4
Step-3
Identify potential area, CO/WO and
activists with out committing any thing
to them.
Hold workshop with the identified
activists. Do brain storming on how to
sustain CO/WO? Facilitate the idea of
self-control and self-management.
Dont finalize things at this stage.
Just form a committee of activists to
consult the CO/WO, discuss the idea
in their GB meetings and obtain their
willingness through resolution.
Conti.
Step-5
Upon receipt of resolution & fee from all
interested CO/WO. The activists
committee may arrange a meeting of the
nominees and decide the arrangement
for the election of the executive
committee.

Holding of election and declaration of
the elected body through resolution
and press note if possible.
Step-6
Conti.
Holding of oath taking ceremony in a
formal manner.

Office establishment and future
planning
Step-8
Step-7
Conti.
Important Points to
ponder on before
Formation of an
LSO
1. Decide the operational area of LSO. It may be a
UC, Tehsil, District or any geographical proximity
/ location. In any case more then 60% coverage
in terms of CO / WO formation will be required.
Important Points to ponder
on before Formation of an
LSO

Important Points to ponder
on before Formation of an
LSO

2. Efforts should be made to avoid overlapping of
Functions as well as of operational area.
3. How much should be the representation of CO /
WO in the general body of an LSO. The GB
should be of reasonable size. If the number of
CO/WO is less in an area then in that case the
nomination from CO / WO should be more then
two.
Important Points to ponder
on before Formation of an
LSO

4. Think on the effective participation of Women in
the LSO and design the mechanism for this
purpose.
5. Women may form separate LSO, if so what
should be the operational area.
6. Think on the tenure of the representatives in GB,
ONE, TWO or more years, but should no be on
permanent basis. Door for the entry of new shall
remain open to add new ides and energies.
Important Points to ponder
on before Formation of an
LSO

7. There should be membership fee, of what
amount. Must be seasonable to meet the initial
expenses like books and stationary etc.
8. Ensure that GB meets at least quarterly and EC
monthly. Regular meeting is a must to train
member and learn.
9. Think on the financial sustainability of LSO from
day one. Identify ways and means for it. Please
do not create, dependency do this is a manner
that in the end the LSO say it was done by it.

THE END