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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 21 Training village analysts: from PRA methods to process


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 21 Training village analysts: from PRA methods to process Parmesh Shah and Meera Kaul Shah · it facilitates the formation of VIs and Background enables the community to assess the support it will require to strengthen them; This paper discusses the experiences of an and NGO, the Aga Khan Rural Support · Programme (AKRSP) in training village it tries to provide training support in analysts in participatory appraisal and technical, financial, management and planning. It outlines how their training leads to monitoring areas. effective and sustainable development programmes. The emphasis is not on creating a large support organisation with expertise in all AKRSP works with village communities in areas, but rather on encouraging villagers to Gujarat State, western India. It was established volunteer to become `para-professionals' in in 1985 to promote and create an environment different areas depending on their interests and in which village communities, through their abilities. The AKRSP training strategy has own village institutions (VIs) could manage been to involve itself mainly in the training of their local natural resources in a productive, village trainers and encourages them to equitable and sustainable manner. The process conduct training programmes for new trainees. ...

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