PRIA Website Newsletter 15 April - 30 April

News

A summary of the latest news from the PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia) website:

Citizens Raise Voice and Defend their Rights in Chhapra

The urban poor community of Chhapra recently adopted a new strategy to raise their voice and defend their rights. On 10 April 2013, slum dwellers from ten localities held a public meeting on the pavement in front of one of the most emblematic landmarks of the city, ‘Municipal Chowk’.  Read more...

4th Dr. K.R. Shroff Memorial Lecture

Teachers are the back bone of any educational system and play a very vital role in shaping the destiny of the country.  Calorx Teachers’ University is established by “Calorx Foundation” with a mission to train teachers who will be “Teachers by choice”. Read more...

Making Panchayats Work as Local Democracy

India celebrated 20 years of National Panchayati Raj Day on April 24, 2013. A ceremony of sorts was held in Vigyan Bhawan where Hon’ble Prime Minister distributed some awards and made some innocuous remarks like “bureaucracy is holding panchayats down”. Read more...

A Reflection Of Co-chair of UNESCO Chair On RIYADH CONFERENCE

The Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted an international conference on "Social Responsibility in Higher Education" April 16-17.  They brought together some of the best known women and men in the world for two days of dialogue and discussion. Read more...

Big Tent IV-Global Communique Debate web site now open-initial draft attached

Groups of university and community networks have been coming together since 2010 to share information and call for further action to enhance community-university engagement. These discussions have been framed as ‘Big Tent’ dialogues and you can read more about these in a ‘Links’ section. Read more...

Media Coverage on the Initiative of Panchayat to Celebrate the Birth of Girl Child

Strengthening Gender Response of Panchayats in Rajasthan” project aimed to provide local civil society support to the Panchayats in addressing the maternal health and sex selection issues at the local level. Activities were designed so as to sensitise and capacitate Panchayats to work on the gender issues affecting their areas locally. Read more...

Re/Introducing the Social Question into Higher Education

I am shifting early in the morning from London to Barcelona to begin to prepare for the GUNi conference and wanted to share some thoughts based on some of the goings on that I have been part of here in the UK for the past weeks. Read more...

The Social Responsibility of the University: 4th International Conference on Higher Education

The modern university has multiple intertwined missions in the global knowledge economy.  First and foremost, the university is charged with development of the talent of their students in such a way . Read more...

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