In search of a meaningful participatory training methodology (PLA 44)

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Published: June 2002
Participatory Learning and Action
Product code:G02008
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Participatory Learning and Action series, issue 44: Local Government and Participation

Set within a project of land reclamation in India, this paper discusses the problems of using government and NGO officials to facilitate participation, when they are more accustom to a top-down approach. Using training workshops, participation in project management was introduced to these officials, and the challenges to this are documented. ~Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

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