Growing inequality of wealth, opportunity, and access to basic services. Intolerance to differences in language, dress, rituals, food and culture. Irrelevance, fragmentation and even decay of institutions of democratic governance -- legislature, judiciary, law and order machinery, media, civil society. The past year has seen it all.
PRIA continues to respond to these challenges through its underlying motto of "Knowledge.Voice.Democracy." -- by engaging youth to become active citizens; listening, supporting and amplifying the voice of hitherto excluded in processes and rituals of participatory democracy; and promoting and deepening practice of participatory research among practitioners and communities, and with the next generation of students/researchers in order to build their capacities as socially responsible agents of change.