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TheWorkshop: The Annual International Commune on Participatory Development
'Praxis, which came out of the ActionAid India training unit, remains one of the largest proponents of PRA networking through their biannual (sic) PRA thematic workshops… These practitioners' networks, as I learned later, were a very important strategy for the spread of PRA and were also mechanisms for facilitating reflections and learning to ensure good practice of participatory methods. Robert (Chambers) was very passionate about them…'
Quoted from Networking: Building a Global Movement for PRA and other Participatory Methods by Samuel Musembi Musyoki in Revolutionizing Development: Reflections on the work of Robert Chambers (2011) ed. Andrea Cornwall and Ian Scoones.
The thematic workshops are an annual residential event that bring together development workers, policy makers and proactive individuals from across the world to learn, share and grow in the field of participatory development. It provides a theoretical understanding of participatory approaches/tools as well as the opportunity to apply them in the field.
TheWorkshop provides a theoretical understanding of participatory approaches/tools as well as the opportunity to apply them in the field. It gives us an opportunity to debate on and discuss relevant thematic issues. While the diversity and the wealth of experiences participants bring with them makes each edition unique and unrepeatable, the workshop has followed a common learning programme over the last 16 years. This involved an introductory, common module on Attitudes, Behaviours and Change (ABC), interactive classroom sessions in pre-selected thematic modules, field work, evening talks, film screenings and thematic group discussions.
Workshop 2014 – The Format
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