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National Workshop on Inclusive Cities and Center-staging Citizen Participation

12 Nov 2009  --  13 Nov 2009



With a view to deliberate on strategies for citizens’ and stakeholders’ participation in urban planning, a national workshop on “Inclusive Cities and Center-staging Citizen Participation” was co-organized by PRIA, CEPT University and Unnati at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, on 12-13 November 2009....Read More

National Round Table on Inclusive Urban Governance: Challenges and Opportunities

28 Jan 2010  --  29 Jan 2010

New Delhi, India


Representaitives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and urban governance experts brainstormed on the various ways to influence urban governance policies, programmes and institutions from citizens' perspectives at the National Round Table of CSOs on ‘Inclusive Urban Governance: Challenges and Opportunities', New Delhi, 28--29, January....Read More

National Dialogue on Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions in India

12 Feb 2010  --  13 Feb 2010

New Delhi, India


Stimulating a critical deliberation by reviewing the different aspects of functioning of Panchayats and Municipalities, PRIA organised a two-day National Dialogue on Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions in India, New Delhi, on 12-13 February....Read More

National Workshop on Strengthening Women’s Leadership in Panchayats

09 Mar 2010  --  10 Mar 2010

New Delhi


Building further on the efforts on Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership (WPEL), PRIA organised a national workshop on "Strengthening Women’s Leadership in Panchayats" at the India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), New Delhi, on 9-10 March 2010....Read More

National Consultation on Bridging Research and Practice on Strengthening Dalit Leadership in Local Governance

23 Mar 2010  --  24 Mar 2010

New Delhi


  In an effort to share and develop new knowledge, concepts and insights for institutionalisation of social inclusion through strengthening of Dalit leadership in Panchayats, PRIA organised a national consultation at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, 23--24 February....Read More

Seminar on Prevention of Sexual Harassment within Workplace: Issues and Strategies

24 Mar 2010  --  24 Mar 2010

New Delhi


PRIA, in collaboration with ILO and Solution Exchange for Gender Community, organized a half-day Seminar on 'Prevention of Sexual Harassment within Workplace: Issues and Strategies' on 24 March 2010 at the UNDP Conference Hall, 55 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi....Read More

Training of Trainers on Women’s Empowerment for Tibetan Women

11 Mar 2011  --  16 Mar 2011

Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh


The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) organised a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop for nineteen women from over ten Tibetan settlements across India....Read More

Training of District Officials on Decentralised Planning

25 Jul 2011  --  25 Jul 2011

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan


The incorporation of inclusive growth as the new goal of the Eleventh Five Year Plan of the Government of India gave importance to decentralised planning....Read More

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    Kishori Panchayat Member
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    Former State Election Commissioner
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    Government of Bihar
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    Ashok Kadam
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    Prof. Budd Hall, Co-Chair
    UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
    University of Victoria, Canada
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    Institute of Development Studies
    Sussex, UK
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    PhD Research Scholar
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
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    Joint Secretary of Lakshmi, an NGO