Higher Education: What’s ‘unconventional’ about it?

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Education, as a form of knowledge dissemination is often seen as one way delivery of information, involving a fixed set of stakeholders. Seldom do we appreciate the ‘unconventionality’ of education, as being something that involves the development of human calibre and moulding of a human mind. As the focus is more on pedagogics than on […]

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Growing Irrelevance of Parliamentary Democracy

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http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/standpoint-has-parliamentary-democracy-become-irrelevant-2114135 The monsoon session of India’s parliament ended yesterday without transacting any business. Shouting matches with noisy placards and menacing gestures made live coverage of parliament session far more ‘action-packed’ than any recent Bollywood movie. On the occasion of 69th Independence Day of India, “we the people..” of India are asking the basic question: is […]

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Initial Reflections with PRIA

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By Perry Watson, Intern (University of Victoria, Canada) My first two weeks at Participatory Research in Asia, here in New Delhi, India have been nothing short of a whirlwind.  Each day I learn more about the field of water and sanitation and each day I develop more questions about this sector.  However, throughout this period […]

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Training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

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“I  have learned not only the concepts but also the methodologies of participatory  monitoring and evaluation; I can do it now;” said Sayed Bakhtiyar Mirzaee. Sayed was one  of the participants from Afghanistan, who attended the five-day training on  Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) conducted by PRIA in New Delhi  from 4-8 August, 2015. Twelve […]

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Round Table Confrence to address the ‘Shrinking Civic Space in Asia and the Pacific’

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Organised by UNDP Regional Hub, Bangkok http://pria.org/docs/UNDP%20Bangkok.pdf   Focus agenda on inclusive economic development and human safety & security in everyday life Conversations aimed to build mutual understanding, holistic perspectives and interpersonal trust

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Training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

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A five day training program on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) is being conducted by PRIA, to impart knowledge and skills to the officials from Afghanistan on PM&E. The training is funded by Agha Khan Foundation, Afghanistan.  

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