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Malda to set maiden national example for primary solid waste management and rural water supply
December 7 @ 2:35 am
The condition of the rural poor and rural poverty has improved in some parts of the world. Yet, even today, poverty in rural areas remains the most important developmental problem. An important strategy for addressing the problem is to take up the path of growth and structural change that could lead to better conditions for human living and gainful employment for people in villages. A related strategy is to push for more productive portfolios of livelihoods for the poor. This could be enabled through a combination of state interventions, efforts of the poor, and efforts made by civil society organizations.
This programme is expected to bring conceptual and empirical aspects of livelihoods into focus that would help address poverty in an effective manner. It would discuss different frameworks on livelihoods before embarking on empirical assessments of livelihoods in rural areas. The aim would be to make participants familiar with the diversities and specificities of poverties produced in rural areas arising from the variability in assets’ structures, productivity of assets, skill sets, and social networks.
Contents ♦ Frameworks on livelihoods ♦ Growth, development, and poverty ♦ Multiplicity of sources of livelihoods ♦ Sustainable and unsustainable livelihoods ♦ Ways to modify and upgrade livelihoods ♦ Strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
The programme will be conducted through lectures, interactive sessions, case studies, small group discussions, and presentations. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on insights from the field and literature. The core strategy throughout the programme is aimed at ensuring learning through interactive experience.
This programme is designed for senior/middle level development professionals and for all those who are concerned about the management of poverty alleviat ion and safety ne t programmes for the poor. Professionals working on issues of food security and livelihoods can also enrich their knowledge through this programme. Representatives from government departments/agencies, donor agencies, corporate houses engaged in corporate social responsibility and public-private partnerships, NGOs, farmers’ organizations, activists, researchers, and academicians stand to benefit from the programme.
The programme fee is ` 30,000/- per person. Applicable Service Tax on the programme fee will be levied extra. The fee is inclusive of boarding & lodging, tuition fee, reading material, stationery, etc. The fee should be paid in advance by demand draft/multi-city cheque/bank transfer in favour of the Institute of Rural Management Anand, payable at Anand.
Deadline for Confirmation of Participation: Jan. 11, 2016