Greetings from Praxis!
We are pleased to announce the 14th International Thematic PRA Training Workshop to be organised from 22nd to 30th September 2010 at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur (Kerala), India.
The Praxis residential workshop is an annual event that brings together development workers, policy makers and proactive individuals from across the world to share information and experiences as well as keep themselves abreast of the latest in the field of participatory development. It provides both, a theoretical understanding of participatory approaches/tools as well as the opportunity to apply them in the field. In addition to Praxis facilitators, the workshop will be facilitated by some of the best-known proponents of PRA/PLA in the world today.
To date, this workshop has attracted more than 1200 participants from over 33 countries. Among them have been policy makers, government officials, development professionals and donors from INGOs, NGOs and CBOs, students and proactive individuals. The Workshop'10 seeks applications from development professionals, researchers and activists from all the above-mentioned categories.
The Objectives of the TheWorkshop are:
- To provide an in-depth understanding of the principles, approaches and methods of participatory practices
- To provide a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences
- To inform participants of the latest innovations developed by practitioners from across the world
- To create a worldwide network of trained PRA/PLA practitioners
- To provide a hands-on learning experience through fieldwork. To make the participants capable of using participatory methods in their thematic area of work.
- An introductory, common module on Attitude, Behaviour and Change (ABC) facilitated by Robert Chambers
- Interactive classroom sessions within each thematic module
- Practical sessions in the field, hosted by locally renowned organisations
- Evening talks on diverse development related topics
- Film screenings on issues of relevance
- Thematic group discussions, workshop experience sharing and collective reflection
- Introduction to the latest publications and reference materials
- Field work in rural and peri-urban locations as appropriate to the module content
The Thematic modules proposed for the year 2010:
- Participatory Methods and Approaches
- Community-led Monitoring and Evaluation
- Facilitating Participation: Training of Trainers
- Public Accountability
- Integrated District Planning
- Participation, Community Mobilisation and Networking
- Participation and Technology
- REFLECT (Regenerated Freirean Literacy through Empowering Community Techniques)
- Participatory Research and Advocacy
Module outlines as well as application forms are available on line at www.theworkshop.in
- INR 27, 000 for Indian participants
- INR 32,000 for Indian participants from bilateral and multilateral organizations
- Euro 1,400 for international participants
Above includes food and lodging, field travel and accommodation, sightseeing, workshop kits and training materials
- July 15, 2010 for International Participants
- August 14, 2010 for Indian participants
For early bird discount of 10% apply before July 1, 2010.
For additional details and registration, please contact:
Huma or Nilima
Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices
C-75, South Extension, Part II, New Delhi - 110049, India
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