|The TRAC sector was conceptualized to consolidate the learnings of our 25-plus years of work in the community and share them with like-minded organizations. It aims to serve India by building the potential of individuals & institutions for the development sector (Govt, NGOs and Corporates) and synergize their efforts for better, collective gain. It also strives to develop innovative programmatic models for the development sector and influence public policy.
TRAC services are provided through three institutions – Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development (V-LEAD), Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS) and Grassroot Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM).
V-LEAD is affiliated to the University of Mysore and offers the Masters Program in Non-Profit (Development) Management. Another flag-ship program of TRAC, the ‘Youth for Development’, aims to create a trained, committed workforce of youth who can take up value-based developmental activities in rural areas. These two programs create career opportunities in development sector for the youth.
Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies aims to enable contextually relevant development, founded in an understanding of Indian values, culture and tradition, and interpreted in a spirit of appreciative inquiry, while GRAAM is an institution for public policy research and program evaluation.
What we do Training, Research, Advocacy & Consultancy (TRAC)