SONAGACHI RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (SRTI)
The leadership of DMSC felt the necessity to transfer knowledge and wisdom of a community led process to uplift a marginalized community like sex workers. The unique understanding and knowledge generated in the process of developing a intervention based on a combination of strategies and approaches of community mobilization and structural interventions should be shared with the Global Community. To fulfil the objective it became imminent to develop a knowledge ‘hub’ with a view to transfer knowledge and skill through a robust process of knowledge management. It was also decided to build an institutional structure to lay down a mechanism to transfer knowledge and skill. The institution thus mooted is named as SRTI (Sonagachi Research and Training Institute) with full support of the DMSC.