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 had a distinguished academic career, educated at Ranchi University, Houston, University of South Florida, Tampa. Department of Economics and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, USA; the School of oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Dr. Mukherjee held the chair in Economics and Planning, and co-ordinated the Faculty in the Centre for Micro Planning & Regional Studies at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie; was Advisor and Project Head of the planning Commission Project on decentralized planning. He has been a consultant to various international and UN agencies including FAO, Rome; UNDP UNESCAP. He is currently the Chief Technical Advisor, Pro-Poor Public Private Partnership, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the pacific, Bangkok. He is a life member of the Indian Econometric Society, the Regional Science Association of India the Indian Economic Association, and of the Royal Economic Society, England. Dr. Mukherjee has numerous papers and over thirty books to his credit. His contribution to decentralized planning and participatory development is internationally recognized.
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.