Learning to Share: Experiences and Reflections on Participatory Approaches (Volume 3)Learning to Share
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About the Book :
The present volume is a collection of 12 papers and field notes in the area of community participation and PRA/PLA-type methodological innovations. The edited volume is a sequel to two other volumes in the series 'Learning to Share' with papers/notes contributed by PRA practitioners and published in 1997 (Volume 1) and 2001 (Volume 2) by Concept Publishing Company. In this volume there are 8 topical papers on participatory approaches on topics such as measuring social capital, livestock assessment, women's worldview on. HIV-AIDS, institutional processes in watershed management, rural weavers' livelihoods, integrated human development, stakeholders' in Grameen bank and livelihoods-based conservation activities. The papers based on methodological innovations are 4 in number relating to resource mapping, mobility in well-being, ownership empowerment chappati and participatory technological package. The present book is meant for development practitioners, project managers, extension agencies, field workers, field researchers, policy makers, donor agencies, students of rural and urban development and all those associated with community development, its practice and challenges.
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.
Rupa Dasgupta is a Scientist at the Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal, a constituent R&D laboratory under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. Dr. Dasgupta is a Ph.D. in Physics with 16 years experience in R&D. Her R&D findings have been published in over 50 publications in international journals. Dr. Dasgupta was associated with the UNDP sub-programme under which participatory scientific research work with farmers in Madhya Pradesh was carried out in her capacity as a UNDP sub-programme manager.