Publications and Resources
The following are some of the resources and publications that Praxis has developed. While some are in the form of tools that we have evolved for different contexts, others are publications, reports and tools used on the field.
Pushing Boundaries: Data as Art and Evidence
April 17-18, 2019 Democratizing Data: Grassroots Strategies to Advance Human Rights Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights Speakers shared creative tactics and strategies to push the boundaries of what data encompasses--with community-led initiatives defining data as art and evidence essential for healing, inclusion and liberation. Moderator: • Nikki Reisch, Legal Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law Panelists: • Anusha Chandrasekharan, Senior Program Manager, PRAXIS • Katie Diamond, Communications Director, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC • Nitin Sawhney, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, The New School • LaTonya Tate, Executive Director, Alabama Justice Initiative; Soros Justice Fellow
Developing community-led ethical review processes in India: Issues and challenges.
Recording of a presentation by Pradeep Narayanan at a webinar organised by the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, UK on Rethinking ethics in participatory research, Wednesday 18 November, 2020
Smart Children, Smarter Cities | Tom Thomas | TEDxSSCBS
Can a city be smart without it being built with the active participation and ownership of all citizens and most importantly its children? Can a city be smart without applying Gandhi's talisman for Swaraj? By that token, we must ask ‘will the city planning restore, a poor, disabled girl child, to control over her life and destiny?’. Tom Thomas in his talk explores these ideas in a greater detail. Tom has over 20 years of experience in international social development with expertise across various thematic areas. He has conducted participatory assessments and evaluations and is a proficient facilitator of participatory action research and participatory learning activities in areas including poverty, health, food security, education, democratic decentralization etc. His association with Praxis began in 2000 when he took over as CEO. Prior to joining Praxis, he had been the Director with Action Aid in India, Bangladesh and the UK. He has led Praxis on several important assignments, both nationally and internationally. Moreover, he has also been a strong advocate for sustainable development and equitable education and has headed projects based on the same. His strong determination to see equality in this society, divided by class and religion, is transforming the crooked and biased perceptions of the masses to un-bigoted ones. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Mr. Tom Thomas - Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices - May UN Post-2015 negotiations
Speech by Mr. Tom Thomas, CEO of the Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices, during the Post-2015 agenda negotiations at United Nations Headquarters on 20 May 2015. Mr. Thomas is from India. The Co-Facilitators of the post-2015 process, H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and H.E. Ambassador David Donoghue (Ireland), convened this 20 May interactive dialogue with Major Groups and other stakeholders. The focus of the May negotiating session was principles, objectives and characteristics of a follow-up and review framework for ensuring implementation of the post-2015 agenda. UN-NGLS and UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development co-facilitated an open and participatory process in partnership with a stakeholder steering committee to identify 23 speakers for the 20 May dialogue. This process ensured regional and gender balance, diversity of expertise, constituencies and age among stakeholder speakers. The video of the full 3-hour dialogue, which includes statements by Member States and comments by the co-facilitators of the negotiations, is available here: http://bit.ly/Post2015-MayIGN-Stakeholder-Dialogue-full-video For more information about the event, including concept note, programme and written statements, please visit: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/majorgroups/post2015/followupandreview Check out the UN-NGLS article on the event here: http://bit.ly/1lsAou6
Leave no one behind: Building sustainable inclusion
This lecture is part of the Sussex Development Lecture series: Achieving the SDGs: Synergies and Tensions. Since 2012 researchers from the Participation, Inclusion and Social Change team at IDS, have been working with members of the Participate network to bring perspectives and knowledge generated by people living with poverty and marginalisation, into the SDG process. Between 2012 and 2014, this involved coordinating participatory research to influence the formulation of the SDGs, and the emphasis given to ‘leave no one behind’. Since the establishment of the SDGs in 2015, work has continued with members of the network to deepen understanding of how intersecting inequalities shape people’s daily lives, and the methods and processes through which they are engaging powerful actors to build accountability for more sustainable inclusion. In this lecture we will share insights regarding the potential and limitations of participatory [action research] processes for engaging in local, national and global policy spaces.
Interview of Tom Thomas, Chief Executive, Praxis on the #IndiaAfricaSummit
Speaks on what India should do and how it should leverage the South-South paradigm How can India counter China through more inclusive engagement and aid to development projects. On India's role vs. China's role, he says that India should focus on Africa's strength not the vulnerabilities of the region. For More information on this news visit : http://www.newsx.com/ Connect with us on Social platform at : http://www.facebook.com/newsxonline Subscribe to our YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/newsxlive
Tools for Reference
Community Mobilisation Monitoring Tool
Self Administrable Tool
National Infrastructure Equity Audit
From Beneficiaries to Agents of Change