Structure of the Course
The course will be offered from 5 to 16 September face to face in Bengaluru. It’s divided into seven themes as shown along with a field visit and a way forward for the participants to plan their work in future. The themes cover the theoretical foundation, policy perspectives and dominant field realities, and major exceptions and good practices.
|Sl No||Topic||Number of Sessions|
|I||Concepts and Theories||Three Sessions|
|II||Panchayati Raj: Evolution, Structure & Mandate||Five Sessions|
|III||Rural Development: Administration, Schemes, Critiques||Three Sessions|
|IV||Democratic Governance in Forests and 5th Schedule areas||Two Sessions|
|V||Panchayat Planning and Gram Sabha||Two Sessions|
|VI||Field Realities – Representations Participation and Programmes||Eight Sessions|
|VII||Exemplars and Innovations||Ten Sessions|
|VIII||Field Visits and Reflections||Three Sessions|
|IX||Way Forward for CSOs||Two Sessions|
The course is designed and intended for people working or interested in working on local democracy/Panchayati Raj issues in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). This means that the course is best experienced by a minimum of two development practitioners from one organisation. The design of the course is aimed at mid to senior-level staff of the organisations having a minimum of seven years of experience.
All applicants are expected to represent their organisation. A minimum of two participants from each organisation must participate. All applicants must possess a working knowledge of English. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their applications and telephonic interviews.
The last date for applying is 24 July 2022.
The selected candidates will be informed about the payment process by 01 August 2022.
The last day for fee payment is 10 August 2022. The decision of the evaluation committee will be final.
For any queries, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation after successfully attending all the days and submitting assignments.
Ashok Kumar Sircar
Ashok Sircar leads the Centre for Local Democracy. He has been with Azim Premji University from 2011, and for the last five years, had headed the School of Development. He teaches a course on Political Economy of Land and Development in India, and Local Democracy and Development in India. He also earlier taught a course…