UNNATI was formed by Shri. C. Mohammed a retired State Civil Service Officer of A&N Islands in 2000 which is working in the field of Rural Development, Social Welfare and self employment in partnership with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, UNICEF, Rashtriya Mahila Kosh, New Delhi, NABARD, AWAKE, Care India, Centre for Processed Food, Food and Extension Unit, Ministry of HRD, Agriculture Technical Management Agency (ATMA), Departments of Social Welfare, Rural Development, Industries, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture etc. of A&N Administration and carried out various promotional, awareness programmes. The main achievements of UNNATI are as under:- All round development of children in partnership with UNICEF and Social Welfare Department and reduced the mal-nutrition status from 47% to 27%. which was a record achievement appreciated by UNICEF. The capacity and skill of all anganwadi teachers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (561) were improved by arranging quality training. Organised 27 motivational programme for self-employment, 261 Self Help Groups were formed and were given training for capacity building in partnership with Rashtriya Mahila Kosh, New Delhi and NABARD. 27 Self Help Groups were arranged loan from different financial institutions. 14 training programme for capacity building and skill-up-gradation in food processing was organised in partnership with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi. 30 Farmers Interest Groups were also formed in partnership with ATMA and they were assisted to undertake income generation activities besides training in food processing. Unemployed youth cooperative societies were also formed by UNNATI in association with A & N State Cooperative Union and they were assisted to get work from Govt. Departments. Working for the welfare of tribal youth in association with Nicobari Youth Tribal Council and organised 5 workshops in Nancowry for implementation of NREGA and advocacy for tobacco control. Organized 30 NREGA workshops in different Panchayats for general awareness of NREGA in association with DRDA and District Administration. 18 training programmes were conducted in Animal Husbandry, Dairy Farming and fisheries related activities in association with A & N Administration. Organized following health related meetings/awareness programmes in association with health department & PRIs: 1. Mothers meeting - 710 2. Awareness meeting for child care and nutrition - 522 3. Sanitation meeting - 399 Working in the field of adolescents and organised 5 workshops. UNNATI has been nominated by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur. 19 widows were assisted to avail widow pension. UNNATI is also taking up various civic issues and welfare issues with the Administration. UNNATI is a member of Confederation of NGOs, AWAKE and Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC). Because of active participation and involvement of UNNATI in Rural Development works, the chief functionary of UNNATI was also nominated as expert Members of U.T Level NREGA committee.