WASSAN has since its inception retained its character as a network based support organisation. Over the years, it has grown in strength through its many enriching partnerships with community based organisations (CBOs), NRM based cooperatives, panchayat raj institutions, agriculture labour unions etc.
WASSAN endeavours to adhere to the values of Equity, Participation, Collaboration, Team-work and Accountability, in fulfilling its vision, through its Fields of Action.
Each area of work is considered a Field of Action and is strategically structured to contribute to each other.
The Fields of Action are:
Training: Provide quality training on various theme-based and participatory techniques to stakeholders, as required by the various projects
Support Services: Capacity build various partnerships to experiment, innovate and document processes that strengthen NRM practices and related livelihoods
Resource Centre: Act as a centre to explore, capture, process, document and disseminate experience-based knowledge, using various media, to all stakeholders – from community to policy makers.
Research & Policy Advocacy: Anchor research studies and facilitate advocacy initiatives on livelihoods, NRM practices, in partnership with other NGO/CBO networks
Network: Facilitate and anchor theme based networks of NGOs/CBOs, government agencies
In achieving its vision, WASSAN has varying degrees of partnerships based on the intensity of relationship namely; collaboration, cooperation, coordination and networking.