भारत में व्यावसायिक शिक्षा का विकास

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भारत में व्यावसायिक शिक्षा का विकास और फोर्ड फाउण्डेशन का योगदान 1947 में ब्रिटिश साम्राज्य से आजादी मिलने के बाद भारत के तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री पंडित जवाहर लाल नेहरू ग्रामीण भारत के सामाजिक-आर्थिक विकास की समस्याओं को दूर करने के लिये कुछ नये विचारों को तलाश रहे थे। इस बीच उन्होंने ‘कम्युनिटी डेवलेपमेंट’ के संबंध में […]

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Up-gradation of Professional Education & Ford Foundation in India

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As India gained freedom from British colonial rule in 1947, the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharal Nehru was looking for some ideas to push socio-economic development in rural India. He learnt about the Etawah experiments on ‘community development’ (supported by an initial grant by the Ford Foundation from its New York office). At the time […]

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PRIA DVV-International Workshop

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PRIA organised an international workshop titled “Learning-Planning Workshop Promoting Skills for Youth & Strengthening Partner Organisations from April 20-24, 2015. This workshop was organised in collaboration with DVV-International at PRIA’s head office in New Delhi. 28 participants from Asia and Middle East regions, representing Afghanistan, Germany, India, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and […]

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New Era, Old Dynamics: Silver Jubilee of Sahbhagi

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“What should district level civil society organisation in eastern Uttar Pradesh do today? There is no support for what we need to do. And donors want us to do what does not really make a difference today. So, who will support us in this moment of dilemma?” Nearly 200+ leaders of civil society organisations from […]

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Symposium on Mainstreaming University-Community Research Partnerships & Building Capacities of the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers

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9 & 10 April, 2015 Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), India The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education conducted a symposium on ‘Mainstreaming University-Community Research Partnerships’ on the 9th of April, 2015, at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. This symposium primarily focused on the practices of CURP across […]

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People Think, Context Matters

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People Think, Context Matters “People think automatically” “People think socially; social norms guide much of behaviour”. “People think with mental models”. These quotes constitute the basis of the World Development Report 2015 of the World Bank, entitled “Mind, Society, and Behaviour”. The Report argues that design of development programmes must take into account these factors—social […]

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Participation in an international workshop organised by UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning

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PIA presented a paper in an international workshop on ‘Participatory and collaborative action research to empower youth and adult literacy learners in multilingual and multicultural contexts’ organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), Hamburg, Germany. This workshop was held from March 24-26, 2015. The paper focused upon PRIA’s various ongoing projects that use principles […]

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