APMAS seeks partnership with resource
organizations involved in building the capacities of NGOs and Government
Organizations who are involved in promoting the quality of SHGs and SHG
Federations. Partnership agreements exist with Government of AP (IKP, APUSP and
APRLP), NABARD, CARE-CASHE, NGOs and CBOs. Its main partner is the Government
of AP through agreements with Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP)
with its Velugu/IKP project. Most of the APMAS staff time is invested in the
support of this project.
APMAS also supports the Rural
Livelihoods Project (APRLP) in the Anathapur region, strengthening 50 village
federations as models in APRLP watershed projects. At the state level, APMAS
supports APRLP in their staff induction. Another major project that APMAS has
started to support is the AP Urban Services for the Poor Project (APUSP), with
the objective of strengthening the SHGs and SHG networks in APUSP towns through
building the capacities of the staff and support structure. As of 2006-2007,
APMAS will support a new phase: promoting ward and town level federations in
three selected towns, as a model for a total of 42 towns in which the project
One of APMAS main thrust areas for
its 2006-2011 strategy is the evolution into a national-level institution.
Thus, APMAS will be seeking partnership from organizations across India who are
involved in promoting the quality of SHGs and SHG Federations.