Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) is a
not-for-profit organisation registered under the Societies
Registration Act XXI of 1860 and Foreign Contribution
(Regulation) Act of 1976 of India. RCDC started its journey in
1993 with the mandate to carve a definite niche in the
development sector with the agenda of empowering people for
sustainable management of natural resources. RCDC works
towards enabling the communities to manage their own natural
resources efficiently and effectively for poverty alleviation
and improving the quality of life.
RCDC has worked with the belief that proper management
of natural resources can take care of most of the current
development problems and the local communities are the best
managers of these resources as they have the highest stake and
time tested knowledge.
Since its formation RCDC has grown steadily and is now
recognized as one of the premier non-governmental organizations in
Odisha in the field of Natural Resource Management and Climate
Change. Its core strength lies in its substantial peoples led work
on the ground, its studies and research based on the ground
experience, the passion and competence of its board and staff, its
place in and contribution to important policy discourses, and its
ability to remain transparent and accountable as an organization.
It may be worthwhile to mention that RCDC has been
accredited under the highest standards of "Desirable Norms" after
a thorough audit of all its aspects by the Credibility Alliance.