What
   Who
To identify, test and demonstrate practices and innovations for sustainable development   Environment-Development professionals with experience in anticipatory and participatory planning, social organizers with skills for community mobilization and self-motivated activities with a desire to work for others
 How    Why
Undertaking action research in partnership with communities, documenting and sharing the lessons learnt with like-minded organizations, and networking and lobbying for an enabling and empowering approach to local development   To influence government policy and programs in favor of the less privileged, and to strive for a more just and equitable society