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Workshop on “Capacity Building in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)”

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Date(s) - 20/04/2016 - 23/04/2016
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Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University

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The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education, in association with Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur and State Planning Commission, Government of Chhattisgarh is organizing a four-day workshop on ‘Capacity Building in Community Based Participatory Research’. This workshop is one of the events under the ‘Festival of Learning’ that the chair is organizing at several places and in collaboration with various higher education institutions. This festival marks the culmination of the project that the chair has been undertaking since the last two years on ‘Training the next generation of community based researchers’. As this study identifies the existential gaps in training in CBR, and comes forth with best practice models and recommendation, the Chair intends to use this festival and the events planned under it to promote learning and training in CBR.

The 12th Five Year Plan in India included emphasis on social responsibility in higher education, and UGC has since started a scheme for setting up ‘Centres For Social Responsibility & Community Engagement (CFSRCE)’ in selected universities. An integral part of such Centres is building capacity in universities for training and practice of CBR. The Festival of Learning is expected to help achieve this, by facilitating the process of building capacities across various universities.

Therefore, carrying forward this idea, this workshop at Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur is primarily aims at building the capacities of students and faculty in Community Based Participatory Research. The four day workshop is divided into sessions which focus on different dimensions of CBPR, and enhancing the necessary skills sets that are required to pursue this.  The chair intends to build on this initiative and provide students with CBR based research ideas which they can continue pursuing in the upcoming months, and which can then be followed up via a seminar meeting later this year.

Further, the Prime Minister of India has launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October 2014 to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage in rural India by 2019. An effective monitoring mechanism is also envisaged Under SBM and therefore it is suggested that rapid action learning units (RALU) should be established at the national, state and district levels and they would be tasked to study and analyse the action taken across the country in rural sanitation programme, evaluating their impact, identifying good practices for up-scaling and also suggesting innovations and a range of options for implementation.

SBM is based on the concept of community led total sanitation (CLTS) and therefore it is important that perspective and concerns of the community must be incorporated in all the studies and their findings. Therefore, this programme is expected to cater this objective of SBM. However, in later stage this learning could be used to improve various other programmes and schemes of the state government of Chhattisgarh with the help of resource pool that would be developed after this workshop.

The resource persons for this workshop will be Dr Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair & Professor, University of Victoria, Canada, Dr Darlene Clover, Professor, University of Victoria, Mr. Walter Lepore, Project Coordinator, UNESCO Chair; Dr Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA & UNESCO Co-Chair; Dr Sumona Dasgupta, Visiting fellow, PRIA; Dr Alok Pandey, Deputy Director, PRIA & Ms. Wafa Singh, Program Officer, PRIA.
Purposes:

  • To build capacity of students & faculty of post-secondary educational institutions in Chhattisgarh in CBPR
  • To facilitate planning for field research to support effective implementation of SBM in the state
  • To enable partnership between academia and district level implementing agencies through sharing of research and dissemination of learning

Participants:
Students, faculty, civil society practitioners, senior academics, Governmental representatives etc.

Programme design

DAY 1: April 20, 2016

Inaugural Session
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Welcome address, Prof. S K Pandey Vice Chancellor, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University
11:15 AM – 11: 30 AM: Role of SPC, in the context of promotion of participatory research; Shri Sunil Kumar, Vice Chairman, SPC, Govt of Chhattisgarh
11:30 – 11:45 AM: Setting the stage; Dr Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA & UNESCO Co-Chair
11:45 AM -12:00 PM:  Perspective on Rapid Action Learning Unit (RALU) under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM); Shri Neeraj Jain, CEO, Water Aid India
12:00 PM- 12:15 PM: Community Based Participatory Research: Ideas & Opportunities; Dr Budd Hall, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada & UNESCO Co-Chair
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM: Rural Development & Participatory Research; Sh. M K Rout, Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayati Raj & Rural Development), Government of Chhattisgarh
12:30 PM -12:45 PM: Vote of thanks; Dr Rita Venugopal, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM: Lunch

Technical Session I: Context Setting & CBPR
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Context & objective Setting; Dr Alok Pandey, Deputy Director, PRIA & Mr Rabindran David Shelley, Senior Program Officer, PRIA
2:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Key principles, values and considerations in CBPR; Dr Budd Hall & Dr Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Co-Chairs
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Open discussions
DAY 2: April 21, 2016
Technical Session II
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Arts based Methods in CBPR; Dr Darlene Clover, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Open discussions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch

Technical Session III
2: 00 PM – 4:00 PM: Methods of Data Collection; Dr Rajesh Tandon & Dr Sumona Dasgupta, Visiting Fellow, PRIA
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Open discussions

DAY 3: April 22, 2016
Technical Session IV
10 AM – 12:30 PM: Designing field research and methods; Dr Sumona Dasgupta, Visiting Fellow, PRIA; Dr Alok Pandey, Deputy Director, PRIA; Mr Walter Lepore, University of Victoria, Canada & Ms. Wafa Singh, Program Officer, PRIA
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Open discussions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch

Technical Session V
2: 00 PM – 4: 00 PM: Skills in facilitating community knowledge; Dr Alok Pandey, Deputy Director, PRIA; Mr Walter Lepore, University of Victoria, Canada & Ms. Wafa Singh, Program Officer, PRIA
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Open discussions
DAY 4: April 23, 2016

Technical Session VI
10 AM – 12:30 PM: Finalising the research proposal with feedback; Dr Sumona Dasgupta, Visiting Fellow, PRIA
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Open discussions
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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
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Technical Session VII
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Finalising time plans, next steps, analysis phase and sharing steps; Dr Sumona Dasgupta, Visiting Fellow, PRIA & Dr Alok Pandey, Deputy Director, PRIA
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Open discussions
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4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Valedictory address

  • Dr M Geetha, Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, Government of Chhattisgarh
  • Shri P P Soti, Member, State Planning Commission, Chhattisgarh

4: 30 PM – 4:45 PM: Vote of thanks; Abhishek Kumar, Assistant Program Manager, PRIA

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