CYSD, a non-government development organisation, has
been persistently working since last thirty-four years to
bring visible changes in the quality of lives of tribal and
rural poor in the state of Odisha. The centre's primary focus
is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensure social
justice and inclusion, participatory governance and citizens'
rights. Helping communities identify and initiate development
measures; providing training and capacity-building support to
their organisations and individuals; and carrying out research
and advocacy on rural poverty, exclusion, pubic finance on
social sector allocation and social integration, especially
the tribal constitute the major initiatives of the centre.
Strengthening Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Promoting
Participatory Governance and Budget Accountability and
Building Disaster Resilient Communities are its key domains of