Clients & case studies

Since its inception, Dhruva has consulted widely at national and international levels, with governments, bilateral agencies and NGOs. Some indicative examples of projects and clients are detailed below.

Completed consultancies

Building capacity to ensure children’s participation: Child Rights Core Team, Sri Lanka

Dhruva was contracted by Child Rights Core Team of Sri Lanka, which is a network of organisations such as Save the Children, FORUT, PLAN and WorldVision, to help them plan consultations to formulate a children’s alternate report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Dhruva also conducted a capacity building programme for the members of the Core Team as NGO representatives from different districts of Sri Lanka to equip them to carry out the consultations.

Facilitating structures for children’s participation: Government of Mongolia

Dhruva was contracted was hired by UNICEF as a consultant to the Government of Mongolia, in cooperation with Save the Children-UK and World Vision Mongolia, to develop a Strategic Plan for the National Agency for Children involving the participation of children and young people throughout the country. The strategy was adopted by the Government in September 2004, and Dhruva head Nandana Reddy was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.

Facilitating children’s research worldwide: University of Durham/DFID

As part of a study commissioned by the UK Department for International Development and the University of Durham, Dhruva designed the methodology for a study by children from India, Ghana and South Africa on their transport, access and mobility problems. Dhruva also developed the capacities of adults and children from all three countries to carry out the research through a series of workshops. Read more about the study.

Sensitivity training and policy consultation on children’s work and child labour: IKEA

Dhruva was engaged by the multinational retailer IKEA to conduct a series of sensitisation workshops for senior management and country managers on issues and perspectives related to children’s work and labour. We were subsequently contracted to assist IKEA in developing their global policy on Child Labour.

Dhruva’s clients

Our clients include a wide range of national and international NGOs, governments, businesses and academic institutions.

  • Child Rights National Core Team, Sri Lanka
  • Childline India Foundation
  • Community Aid and Sponsorship Program (CASP), Mumbai
  • CYSD – India
  • Government of India
  • Government of Karnataka
  • Government of Mongolia
  • Government of Netherlands
  • IKEA – an MNC dealing with furniture and furnishings
  • ILO
  • IPEC
  • Italianats, Italy
  • Kindernothilfe, Germany
  • Mahila Samakhya, India
  • PLAN International India
  • Save the Children
  • Save the Children – Norway, Nepal
  • UNICEF – Mongolia
  • University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • University of Durham, UK
  • University of Victoria, Canada
  • URMUL, Rajastan
  • World Vision, India

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  • When you look into a child’s eyes you expect to see hope, trust and innocence; but when you see these signs of childhood are replaced by betrayal, hunger, fear & suspicion, we need to take a serious stock of ourselves and the society we have created.

    - Nandana Reddy | CWC

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