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Inclusive Urbanization amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Participatory Research Methodology Makes a Difference

Inclusive Urbanization amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Participatory Research Methodology Makes a Difference

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The State of Cities- #CityConversations with Dr Rajesh Tandon on Inclusive Urbanisation amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Participatory Research Methodology Makes a Difference.

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Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI, New Delhi and Indrastra Global invite you to

The State of Cities – #CityConversations

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: January 22, 2021; Friday
Time: 6:00 PM IST (GMT+5:30)
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


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Dr Rajesh Tandon, Founder President, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

Dr Rajesh Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory  research and development. He is Founder-President of Participatory Research in Asia  (PRIA), global centre for participatory research & training since 1982. He is also Co-Chair  of the UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher  Education since 2012. The UNESCO Chair grows out of and supports UNESCO’s global  lead to play ‘a key role in assisting countries to build knowledge societies’. Dr Tandon  also heads the Forum for Indian Development Corporation (FIDC) as its chairperson.  FIDC is a tripartite initiative of the Development Partnership Administration (DPA) of the  Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, academia and civil society  organizations. 

A pioneer of participatory research, Rajesh Tandon has given new meaning to academic  research by redefining the relationship between the researcher and the researched. He  has championed the cause of building organisations and capacities of the marginalised  through their knowledge, learning and empowerment, contributing to the emergence of  several local, national and international groups and initiatives to promote authentic and participatory development of societies. 

Dr Tandon has served on numerous expert committees of Govt. of India, UGC, UN,  Commonwealth & World Bank. In 2015, the Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA)  awarded Dr Tandon the Nehru Literacy Award. For his distinguished work on gender  issues, the Government of India honoured him with the prestigious Award in Social  Justice in March 2007. The University of Victoria, Canada, awarded Dr Tandon the  degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) in June 2008. He is the first Indian to be  inducted to the International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame (class  of 2011). He is first Indian scholar to be inducted in Academy of Engagement Scholarship  in 2019.

M Ramachandran
Dr M Ramachandran, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India

Chetan Vaidya
Dr Chetan Vaidya, Sr. Advisor, Kochi Smart City project (GIZ supported); Former Director, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi and NIUA

Jyoti Chandiramani
Dr Jyoti Chandiramani, Director, Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune

Sameer Unhale
Mr Sameer Unahle, Joint Commissioner, Department of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra

Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Senior Fellow, IMPRI

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About the Talk:
Indian cities have continued colonial, elitist practices of planning and governance. as a result, a large section of cities population, urban informals, remain excluded from access to services and infrastructure for a decent liveability of all in cities. the lockdown due to corona virus exposed the vulnerability and distress of migrant labour as the vulnerable underbelly of Indian cities. Absence of granular, contextual and local data with city governance institutions and policy-makers can be addressed through intensive use of participatory research methodology. Practical examples from select cities would demonstrate the same.

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How Can Urbanisation Become Inclusive Amid The Pandemic? A Panel Discussion; Youth Ki Awaaz


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