The Centre for Advanced Research & Development (CARD) is a non-government agency established
in India with its HQ at Bhopal
(Madhya Pradesh). The field action projects of
the Centre are scattered over the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (Central India),
but its researched, evaluation and documentation activities are nation -wide.
CARD has been established
to promote advanced research and to apply its findings for the protection and development
of the society and its environment.
Centre for Advanced Research & Development believes in Community-based Natural Resource Management approach to reduce rural poverty. The sustainability of this approach largely depends on the empowerment of the communities for not only sharing the costs and benefits at all levels, but also by demanding their entitlements. On the other side a paradigm shift is required in the development approach. This can only be achieved by brining in attitudinal change, disseminating knowledge and by imbibing participatory skills amongst various development stakeholders. The Centre has developed expertise in training and capacity building of all stakeholders (government and non-government) involved in rural development; concurrent and impact evaluation of various rural development programmes for regular and systematic feedback.
The management of CARD is in the hands of committed professionals who make an interesting mix of youth and experience.
The faculty of CARD consists of experts from various fields. They include the mainstream development professionals,
government officials, academicians and enterprising individuals in private institutions.
We have a team of dedicated professionals with varied backgrounds like Agriculture Sciences, Rural Management, Engineering,
Social Work, Rural Extension, Journalism and Communications.