Praxis-Institute for Participatory Practices is a development support organisation committed to mainstreaming the voices of the poor and marginalised sections of society in the quest for equity and governance. We believe that for development to be sustainable, the process must be truly participative.
Praxis engages in participatory research, capacity-building and advocacy to ensure that the most excluded and vulnerable communities have a say in development.
Shikshagiri: Children's Voices to the Inputs for New Education Policy
"Education should be like a river, free for all, regardless of caste and gender. Anyone can access it.", said panelists at the Ground Level Panel, feeding in inputs for the Draft New Education Policy to be announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. As the MHRD put the draft online and sought recommendations from the public, Praxis along with its partners came together to give the primary beneficiaries of this policy, children themselves, a platform to feed into the recommendation for this policy.You can find the whole report on http://www.shikshagiri.in/
Praxis supports Government of India's Swachch Bharat Mission through participatory workshops
Praxis facilitated a series of 5 workshops in various locations in India for the United Nation's Water Supply And Sanitation Collaborative Council, a body that works exclusively on sanitation. In supporting WSSCC's mission to power the Government's Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Praxis conducted workshops on Rapid Action Learning Units in Pune, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Kolkata in June 2016, where over 200 government functionaries working on sanitation were trained on formation and uses of RALUs. Facilitators used participatory methods to bring out State/District/Panchayat level experiences and devise methods in which best practices could be shared among districts and states to tackle common problems in achieving the sanitation mission.
Corporate Responsibility Watch launches India Responsible Business Index with Praxis and other partners
Praxis launches its virtual exhibition on climate change on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015, Paris.
As the world is taking note of climate change, with world leaders gathered in Paris to talk about the challenges of climate change, and finding sustainable solutions to it, Praxis has gathered and presented findings from its own Climate Change study in the form of a virtual exhibition. The study was carried out in 13 habitations across North India, and culminated in a Ground Level Panel where farmers got together to discuss the challenges in agriculture and climate change and give recommendations to the State's policy documents. The virtual exhibition can be viewed here.
Our newest publication - Participation Pays - is a collation of our experiences in diverse contexts that attempts to show how beneficiaries of aid can challenge and overcome conventional power arrangements set up by donors and development agencies.
Know more about Participation Pays here.
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