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 has written extensively on micro-level planning, poverty alleviation and food security comprising over 40 books and numerous papers, and has lectured across the continents. See for further details <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.