Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking

Role of Sign

“Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking” (SIGN) is the official Body of the Catholics Bishops of Jharkhand for social concern and human development. It anchors the efforts of the 8 Social Service Societies of the dioceses of Ranchi, Gumla, Jamshedpur, Simdega, Khunti, Daltonganj, Hazaribagh and Dumka in promoting a just and humane society based on the gospel values of love, peace, equality and dignity to all. It also becomes a natural platform for the 8 partners for cross learning and gap analysis. The Forum – SIGN is the State-level face or the State-level representative of the 8 partner dioceses and all of them together own its identity and destiny.




Role & Functions of Forum

  1. Capacity Building
  • Organize thematic trainings
  • Organize trainings for diocesan / partner team
  • Help to organize diocesan strategic Planning
  • Training for need assessment
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Capacity building of directors and senior staff in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • To facilitate diocese level perspective planning
  • Capacity building of middle level staff on the method of empowerment
  • Capacity building for the coordination of people’s organization

    2. Co-ordination
  • Workshop for planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitor planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Conduct evaluation, collate reports and  information
  • Linkages, sharing ideas, workshop, monitoring, movement creation, exposure
  • Negotiating with government agencies and NGOs
  • Identify common issues for collective interaction at local level
  • Identifying and sharing of resources

    3. Pressure Group
  • Net working
  • Advocacy and Lobbying

         4. Implementation

  • Implementing various projects in collaboration with partners.



  •     Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking
           3rd Floor, Social Development Centre,
           Dr. Camil Bulcke Path
           Ranchi - 834001, Jharkhand, India

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