Learning To Share: Experiences and Reflections on PRA and other Participatory Approaches (Volume-2)Learning to Share
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About the Book :
The present book is a collection of 9 papers and notes from the field in the area of community participation. This edited volume is a sequel to Volume One of the series "Learning to Share", edited by members of the SRIJ group and published in 1997 by the Concept Publishing Company. The contributors to this volume are development practitioners, engaged in Participatory Action Research (PAR). Their contributions in this volume are the outputs of "participatory research" based on open-ended field inquiry and action as distinct from conventional "academic research". The present edited volume is a step forward in continuing with the process of learning in community participation. Often there is considerable experience to be shared by development practitioners who organize and facilitate such participation and also help in sustaining it. In this direction, the contributions livelihood and participatory impact assessment. The book provides a glimpse of such activities in different areas and locations as contributed by field practitioners. The book is meant for development practitioners, governmental and non-governmental organizations, donor agencies, action researchers and other involved in the area of community participation.
About Author :
Neela Mukherjee, is currently working as a development practitioner, researcher, trainer and a resource person to multiple organizations, both India and abroad. She is associated with a Delhi-based enterprise called "Development Tracks, RTC" involved in cutting-edge research, consultancy and training activities. Formerly, a Professor of Economics at the LBS National Academy of Administration Mussoorie, India and an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, her major areas of current research include participatory and sustainable development practices, community perspectives, empowerment and livelihood related issues. She has written extensively in her areas of interest. Her books include "Participatory Rural Appraisal, Methodology and Applications" (1993), "Questionnaire Survey & Participatory Rural Appraisal" (1995), "Participatory Appraisal of Natural Resources" (1997) and "Participatory Learning and Action with 100 Field Methods" (2002) published by Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi. Her present book "Alternative Perspectives on Livelihoods, Agriculture and Air Pollution, agriculture in urban and peri-urban areas in a developing country" published in 2001 by Ashgate Publishing Co., U.K. describes community perspectives on the impact of air pollution as an agricultural, economic and societal concern. Dr. Mukherjee is also the editor of a series on "Learning to Share" of which, two volumes (1997 and 2000) have been published by Concept Publishing Company, Delhi. Dr. Mukherjee other professional interest include multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade barriers and developing countries, environmental impact assessment for policy implications and political economy of greenhouse gases. She has researched, lectured and conducted workshops worldwide and has written a number of books and papers in both national and international journals.