Areas – Grant management has been an essential strategy of FST since the beginning. This is the most important integral part of our activities. FST is very cautious that we do not commit to overambitious goals or expectations that cannot be met during the funding period. Some of the key processes FST has been doing and will continue to do so in future are
- Conduct analysis of issues; develop programmes.
- Ensure that the programmes have strong gender perspectives.
- Ensure that programmes deliver the results.
- Promote community ownership and control.
- Proper monitoring and reporting.
- Financial control; ensure legal compliances.
Capacity Building – FST undertakes capacity building of the grassroots organizations and individuals on develop perspectives, critical thinking etc. The focus is to strengthen effectiveness of the works of the organizations and emergence of visionary community leaders. Key aspects of the strategy are
- Identify potential organizations, individuals for capacity development.
- Organize capacity building workshops, trainings, and consultation on the issues for the target groups.
- Identify the capacity building needs for FST and organize training, workshop; and arrange exposure visit for staff to develop knowledge and skill.
- Mentor the community organizations and individuals so that they can implement or use their learning.
Implementation – Implementation through partnership has always been the strength of FST. We will continue the strategy. Our efforts comprise the followings.
- Identify the potential organisations and individuals to support.
- Ensure that they are committed for the issues, community development etc.
- Specific focus will be given on women led organisations and women.
- More focus will be given to organisations and individuals from unreached marginalised community and locations.
- In few instances FST will implement interventions for learning as a pilot.
- Bring the issues of the community through implementation to wider attention and discourse.
Networking – FST believes that change requires support from the larger section of the likeminded groups and individuals. Issues of the community cannot always be resolved just working at the village level. With the changing political, economic, legal environment demands join hands with networks or alliances working in international, national and regional or state level. Our objectives
- Join and support the work of issue based networks and alliances.
- Present the issues of our target community.
- Ensure that the networks and alliances have framework on issues, function democratically.
- Continuously scan the environment on issue based networks and alliances and their work before joining.
Policy Advocacy – Policy advocacy is essential for the social development works and FST is fully aware of it. As part of the strategy, FST needs to strengthen the engagement on policy advocacy to people’s access to sustainable development opportunities. This will be ongoing process for FST. Policy advocacy will remain as a strategy for FST whenever needed rather than FST becoming a policy advocacy organisation.