What We Do?

We believe in the concept of People Centred Advocacy that engages the spirit of democracy, serving as an advocacy method that is by the people, of the people, and for the people. By empowering people to advocate on their own behalf, NCAS engages People Centred Advocacy as an effective and sustainable approach to advocacy initiatives.


  • Jun / 2016

    Summer Course on Advocacy

    NCAS is conducting a one month Summer Course on Advocacy for young post graduate students. To apply, download application and send filled in form to internship@ncasindia.org

  • Mar / 2016

    State budget cuts funds for health, women, childcare

    NCAS was involved in extensive analysis of the MAHARASHTRA STATE BUDGET in Mumbai. The excerpts of the same are published in all leading newspapers, check the MEDIASCAN section for further details.

  • Feb / 2016

    Regional Consultation on Xaxa Committee Report.

    NCAS in collaboration with various people’s campaigns and civil society groups is organising a regional consultation on the Xaxa Committee Report in Bhubaneswar on 26 and 27 February 2016.

About NCAS

National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS) emerged as a result of the collective vision and commitment by social activists who felt the need for a resource centre to facilitate advocacy for issues of public concern, specifically the rights of marginalised people. NCAS is a social change resource centre that aims at creating enabling conditions for people’s empowerment at the grass-roots and facilitating efforts for human rights, social justice, transparent, participatory and accountable governance.

The focus of NCAS' activities is in India and South Asia and it has emerged as a premier organisation for People Centred Advocacy throughout the Global South.NCAS works as a collective of activists, researchers, public interest lawyers, journalists and subject experts. It has pioneered the concept and praxis of “People-Centred Advocacy”.


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