Advocacy & Alliance Building

It envisages facilitation of communities towards the issue-based involvement through appropriate advocacy strategies; capacity building of the communities to identify the issues that are common in the regions and equip people towards networking and appropriate advocacy actions. The Focus areas are Networking & Lobbying and issue based Research and Dissemination at various levels including the community.

Advocacy for Whom
  • Adivasis (NAP, OAAA Policy, Rally write up, Consultation Write up)
  • Dalits
  • Fisher folks
  • Disaster Victims
Issues addressed by ODAF
  • Need for an Adivasi Policy
  • Establishing Adivasis’ Rights over Forests and Forest Produces
  • People's need based Plantation
  • Eastern Regional Consultation against Water Privatization
Major Campaign Programmes
  • State Level Adivasi Rally in Bhubaneswar on 17th November 2004
  • Jana Jungala Chetana Yatra and State level Rally against Commercial Plantation and Anti-People Forest Policies from March to May 1995
Publication and Documentation
  • Odisha Adivasi Neeti (Draft Orissa Adivasi Policy) In Oriya
  • Leaflet on Adivasi Policy/Rally
  • Adivasi Jami Samparkita Aien (Scheduled Areas Land Laws) in Oriya
  • Towards Harmony (English)
  • Visa Brikshya ( A Poisonous Plant) in Oriya
  • Arambhara Abyabahita Purbaru (Oriya Translation of Count Down- Special Issue-1 and 2, July and September 2002 by INECC )
  • Oriya Brochure on World Social Forum (Hard Copy)
  • Forest Laws Operating in Orissa in English in 1996
  • "A RAY OF HOPE" – Scheduled Areas (Land Transfer) Amendment Regulation 2000
  • 2001-2002-2003 News at a Glance – Annual Compilations of Press Clippings containing the issues like Agriculture, Child Rights, Drought, Environment, Education, Economic Issues, forest, Health, NTFP, SC/ST, Water, Women Issues etc. of years 2001, 2002 & 2003
  • Dossiers on the Issues of Adivasis /Dalits/ Fisher folks 2003 and 2004
  • Budget at a Glance –A Compilation of Press Clippings on Union and State Budget 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 (Hard Copy)
  • Mining in Orissa 2004
Workshops and Seminars
  • Workshop on MOEF Directives
  • Consultation on draft National Policy for Tribal.