Empowering Women Panchayat Members: Handbook for Master Trainers Using Participatory Approach
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About the Book :
This handbook attempts to address the political and social learning needs of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions in India. It develops thematic gender-focused training modules on a range of subjects, including social mobilization and use of social capital formation for ushering development of a network of women PRIs at the grassroots level. The handbook adopts a Participatory Action Research approach involving the different stakeholder groups in praxis cycles for deepening and sustaining the impact of the capacity building interventions.
About Author :
Amitava Mukherjee specializes in participatory methods, micro-level planning, monitoring and evaluation. He held the Chair in Economics and Planning at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie; he was Head, UN Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery, Beijing; Head, UN Centre for Poverty Alleviation through Alternative Crops, Bogor, Indonesia and Senior Expert, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok. He written extensively on micro-level planning, poverty alleviation and food security comprising over 40 books and numerous papers, and has lectured across the continents.
He can be reached at <amitavamukherjee.org>
D. Bandyopadhyay, IAS (Retd.), was the Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and Secretary (Revenue), Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Executive Director, Asian Development Bank; and is presently connected in different senior capacities with various States and Central organisations, as also with civil society organisations.